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KILLINGTON, Vt. – Killington Resort and Pico Mountain announces winners of National Safety Awareness Week’s Poster Contest for local elementary students. With over 100 entries from area 4th and 5th graders, Best Overall Safety Message was awarded to Quest Holding, age 9, from Sherburne Elementary School with Andrew Hooker, age 11, from Castleton Elementary as Runner-Up and Most Creative Design was presented to Molly Marcy, age 10, of Castleton Elementary with Rose O’Brien as Runner-Up, age 10 of Sherburne Elementary.

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

The poster contest was designed to promote slope safety awareness and education throughout National Safety Awareness Week (Jan 17-23, 2009) by creating posters illustrating any one of the seven points of Your Responsibility Code or one of the four elements of Smart Style.

Your Responsibility Code:

1. Stay in control.
2. People ahead have the right of way.
3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
4. When starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe signs and warnings and keep off closed trails.
7. Know how to use the lifts safely.

Smart Style, use and progression of freestyle terrain parks at mountain resorts:

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.

About Killington Resort
The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington debuts $8.4 million in improvements for its 50th Birthday Season, including the new Skye Peak Express and “The Stash.” Killington Resort features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com