Alyeska Resort participates in National Safety Awareness Week January 18 to 26, 2014
January 11, 2014 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Alyeska Resort is recognizing the importance of safety on the slopes and joining a number of U.S. based resort operators for National Safety Awareness Week to be held January 18 to 26, 2014.
Over the course of Safety Week, Alyeska Resort mountain staff will be out on the slopes rewarding skiers and snowboarders wearing helmets. The prize rewards include free midweek lift tickets, hot ski waxes, snowboard leashes and more. The Alyeska Mountain Shop and Max’s Mountain Shop will be offering up to 20% off select helmets during the promotional week. There will be informational booths located inside the Daylodge over the holiday weekends.
Guests will have the opportunity to watch the Alyeska Patrol Avalanche Canines demonstrate their search skills, burial rescue techniques and to interact with the dogs and their handlers. Demonstrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19 at 2:00 P.M. at the top of Chair 1 next to the Roundhouse Museum. Additional demonstrations will take place on January 25 and 26 at the same time and location.
A free avalanche awareness training class will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 26 at The Hotel Alyeska. After a seminar on backcountry awareness and snow safety, participants will move to the Beacon Park to practice beacon skills. Breakfast sandwiches will be provided. The clinic is free and class size is restricted to a maximum of 25 participants.
Alyeska Ski Patrol will be offering the opportunity to join them on an end-of-day mountain sweep. Patrol performs a mountain sweep to ensure all guests are safely off the slopes prior to closing each day. To participate, meet at the top of Glacier Bowl Express (Chair 6) on Monday, January 20 through Thursday, January 23 at 4:00 P.M.
As part of the week’s activities, kids will be able to participate in the NSAA Safety Month Poster Contest. Top entries submitted to Alyeska Resort will also be entered into the national-level contest. Winners of the Poster Contest will be selected at the end of Safety Week.
For a full schedule of events during National Safety Awareness Week, please visit www.AlyeskaResort.com.
About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.
About the National Ski Area Association (www.NSAA.org)
The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 325 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 472 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry. NSAA was established in 1962. The association's primary objective is to meet the needs of ski area owners and operators nationwide and to foster, stimulate and promote growth in the industry. Learn more about NSAA at www.nsaa.org.