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Okemo makes safety fun

January 12, 2013


National Ski Areas Association’s Safety Awareness Week is January 19-27

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort commemorates National Safety Awareness Week, Jan. 19-27, with a host of fun events and activities to help educate skiers and riders of all ages and promote on-mountain safety. National Safety Awareness Week is an annual National Ski Areas Assoc. event highlighting resort safety education efforts while increasing slope safety. 

Safety Week starts, on Jan. 19, with Okemo’s annual Helmet Head Contest, a celebration of that matted mess of hair that occurs only when skiers and riders remove that most important piece of safety equipment – their helmet. Find Okemo’s  Helmet Head Photographer on the mountain and the best Helmet Head wins two lift tickets.

Vermont’s own PHAT team (Protect Your Head at All Times/Protect Your Head on All Terrain) will be returning to Okemo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Vermont Snow Sports Research Team, a partnership of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine will be on location to help educate skiers and riders about helmet use. 

On Jan. 21, Deep River Snacks gets in on the action. In addition to sponsoring Okemo’s Park Safety Program, Deep River Snacks is teaming up with Okemo for a fun and educational Safety Scavenger Hunt with delicious prizes.

There’s always something going on at Okemo … for the fun of it!

For more information about National Safety Awareness Week and other NSAA safety programs, visit www.nsaa.org. To learn more about Okemo Mountain Resort and its commitment to safety, please visit www.okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.


Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 | pr@okemo.com