Know the Code, Win a Pass

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Know the Code, Win a Pass

Postby John » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:10 pm

Crystal Mountain (the one in Michigan, not Washington) is holding some events to promote safety on the slopes. My favorite part: win a season pass.

Here's their press release:

For Immediate Release:

January 16, 2008


THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Crystal Mountain is encouraging skiers and snowboarders to know and practice the Responsibility Code through a number of activities and giveaways during National Safety Awareness Week, January 19-25.

During the week, members of the National Ski Areas Association work to educate skiers and riders about responsibility on the slopes and other safety measures such as the use of helmets. National Safety Awareness week particularly stresses the seven points of the 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 prevent runaway equipment. 6.) Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails. 7.) Know how to use the lifts safely.

The Responsibility Code is a key component of group and private lessons but it will hold even greater prominence at Crystal Mountain during National Safety Awareness Week. Members of the Snowsports staff will offer additional free safety lessons throughout the week and the Responsibility Code will also be featured within Crystal ’s weekly video Mountain Report at In addition, guests will also have the opportunity to take daily tours of Crystal ’s Ski Patrol facility.

Crystal Mountain is offering discounts and giveaways to further promote safety on the slopes. Those able to recite all seven points of the Responsibility Code will be entered in Friday’s (January 25) drawing for a 2008/09 Unlimited Season Pass. Each day, children (age divisions 4-6, 7-9, & 10-12) can submit posters with a safety theme for a chance to win helmets as well as FREE skiing and riding. Beginning Sunday (January 20), skiers and riders will receive a 50% discount on helmet rental and NASTAR racing.

Celebrating over 50 years, Crystal is a family owned resort, featuring 45 downhill slopes, 40+ km of cross-country trails, lodging, dining and conference facilities for groups of up to 400 people. SKI Magazine rated Crystal the #1 Resort in the Midwest in 2005.
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