Killington and Pico Celebrate National Safety Awareness Month


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Michael Joseph
Communications & PR Manager


Resorts partner with National Ski Areas Association to offer activities and deals promoting slope safety awareness

Vermont’s Killington Resort and Pico Mountain celebrate the month of January, designated by the National Ski Areas Association as National Safety Awareness Month, educating skiers and snowboarders about slope safety awareness with special promotions and interactive displays.

Both resorts support and promote Your Responsibility Code – the seven point code that outlines responsible slope behavior for skiers and riders, and Smart Style – a five-point safety message about the use and progression of freestyle terrain. Know the Code and Smart Style stickers and cards will be available for guests during the month of January. Mountain Ambassadors will trade their signature red jackets for bright yellow jackets that display important safety awareness messages based on Your Responsibility Code. Killington Resort, Pico Mountain and NSAA will also focus on providing information to skiers and riders about how to use lifts safely.

Buy a Helmet, Receive a Lift Ticket Voucher
Buy a helmet in any Killington or Pico Sports location or online at from January 16-25, 2015, and receive a voucher for a 1-day lift ticket valid any day after January 26, 2015, through the end of the 2015 winter season.

Creation Stations and Interactive Safety Awareness Displays
Look for the interactive display and Creation Stations in Ramshead Lodge at Killington and Pico Base Lodge, Saturdays and Sundays from January 3-31, plus Monday January 19, 2015. Kids can talk with Mountain Ambassadors, color safety-themed posters, get their pictures taken with the Know the Code! Logo, and enter a raffle to win a free snow sports helmet and other prizes.

On the Mountain
Mountain Ambassadors, ski patrollers and terrain park staff will hand out Know the Code and Smart Style stickers and cards in addition to giving away Get Smart - Freestyle Terrain Users Guides. Plus, guests who successfully answer a safety awareness quiz will win prizes.

Local Safety Poster Contest
In order to promote slope safety awareness and education to elementary school children, several area schools are participating in the resort’s local poster contest. Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students will create posters illustrating any one of the seven points of Your Responsibility Code or one of the four elements of Smart Style. Posters will be on display around the resort and judged in two categories: Best Overall Safety Message and Most Creative Design. Two winners and two runners-up will receive prizes. Winners of the local contest will be entered in National Ski Areas Association’s national contest. For more information, check out NSAA.


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 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over seven peaks including Pico Mountain 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 mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for 55 years.