January is Safety Month at Tahoe Donner

Ski and snowboard safety celebration takes place January 17-19, 2015

Meet Tucker, Tahoe Donner Downhill’s friendly Ski Patrol and avalanche dog at the Safety Month Celebration.

Meet Tucker, Tahoe Donner Downhill’s friendly Ski Patrol and avalanche dog at the Safety Month Celebration.

Tahoe Donner is celebrating the National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA)  National Safety Month by hosting a variety of fun events at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area January 17-19, 2015 to help promote safety education. National Safety Month is celebrated to educate skiers and snowboarders on improving one’s level of safety on the slopes.

As part of the January 17-19 weekend safety celebration, activities will be offered around the mountain that encourage guests to participate in safety education. From exciting scavenger hunts and NSAA’s children’s safety poster contest to snow science and safety, there will be activities for everyone. Tahoe Donner is also offering safety weekend participants 25% off helmets and goggles in the ticket office all weekend long.

Schedule of events:

Saturday, Jan. 17:

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Safety Poster Contest. Children may draw a ski safety poster at the designated art table area and then turn posters into the ticket office. Art supplies will be provided. The poster winner will be announced on Tahoe Donner Downhill’s Facebook page, along with the runner up. The winner’s poster will be displayed throughout the Downhill facility and the winner will be given a free, three-hour private lesson and a season pass. All poster entrees will also be submitted to the NSAA’s Safety Month Poster Contest for additional chances to win.
  • 12:30 p.m., Meet Tucker. Tahoe Donner Downhill’s friendly Ski Patrol and avalanche dog, Tucker, will be on the deck for a meet and greet.
  • 2:30 p.m. Beacon Training. Skiers may meet Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Patrol on the deck for optional beacon training.

Sunday, Jan. 18:

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Safety Poster Contest. Children may draw a ski safety poster at the designated art table area and then turn posters into the ticket office. Art supplies will be provided. The poster winner will be announced on Tahoe Donner Downhill’s Facebook page, along with the runner up. The winner’s poster will be displayed throughout the Downhill facility and the winner will be given a free, three-hour private lesson and a season pass. All poster entrees will also be submitted to the NSAA’s Safety Month Poster Contest for additional chances to win.
  • 10:30 a.m. Scavenger Hunt. Those interested will meet on the deck to participate.
  • 12:30 p.m. Beacon Training. Skiers may meet Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Patrol on the deck for optional beacon training.

Monday, Jan. 19:

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Safety Poster Contest. Children may draw a ski safety poster at the designated art table area and then turn posters into the ticket office. Art supplies will be provided. The poster winner will be announced on Tahoe Donner Downhill’s Facebook page, along with the runner up. The winner’s poster will be displayed throughout the Downhill facility and the winner will be given a free, three-hour private lesson and a season pass. All poster entrees will also be submitted to the NSAA’s Safety Month Poster Contest for additional chances to win.
  • 10:30 a.m. Scavenger Hunt. Those interested will meet on the deck to participate.
  • 12:30 p.m., Meet Tucker. Tahoe Donner Downhill’s friendly Ski Patrol and avalanche dog, Tucker, will be on the deck for the meet and greet.
  • Dermatologist Booth for Sun Safety. The booth will be providing free sunscreen samples and shades.

For more information on NSAA’s Safety Month, visit nsaa.org/safety-programs/national-safety-month. For more information on Tahoe Donner, as well as its recreational facilities and events, please visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400. ‘Like’ Tahoe Donner on Facebook at facebook.com/tahoedonner and follow Tahoe Donner on Twitter @tahoedonner and on Instagram at instagram.com/tahoedonnerassociation.

Tucker catches a lift up the mountain with Ski Patrol Director Ted Tank.

Tucker catches a lift up the mountain with Ski Patrol Director Ted Tank.

Tucker takes his search and rescue job very seriously.

Tucker takes his search and rescue job very seriously.

More rescue training for Tucker.

More rescue training for Tucker.

Ski Patrol Director Ted Tank makes fresh tracks.

Ski Patrol Director Ted Tank makes fresh tracks.

 

 

 

 

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