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2012 NATIONAL SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK LOCAL POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

02/15/2012

KILLINGTON, Vt. (February 15, 2012) – Killington Resort and Pico Mountain announce winners of the National Safety Awareness Week’s Poster Contest for local elementary students. With entries from area 4th and 5th graders, Best Overall Safety Message was awarded to Madisen Rieger, age 9, from Killington Elementary School with Lilly Holding, age 9, also from Killington Elementary School as Runner-Up. Most Creative Design was presented to Lilly Buker, age 9, with Stephen Bianchi, age 10, as Runner-Up, both from Killington Elementary School.

Each of the winners and runners-up received gift cards to Killington Sports as well as entry into the National Ski Area Association’s National Safety Poster Contest.

The National Ski Areas Association sponsors National Safety Awareness Week (Jan 14-22, 2012) in order to promote snowsports safety awareness and education. The Poster Contest invites kids from ski areas around the country to create posters illustrating a point of Your Responsibility Code – the seven rules of slope safety - or a point of Smart Style – four elements that help explain the use and progression of freestyle terrain at mountain resorts.

Your Responsibility Code:

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.  It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


Smart Style:

  • Make a Plan: Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  • Look Before You Leap: Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know the landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
  • Easy Style It: Start small and work your way up.
  • Respect Gets Respect: From the lift line through the parks.


Downloadable image is available of winning posters.

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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com