December 30, 2006
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA - (News Release) - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is proud to participate in the National Ski Area's Association (NSAA) National Safety Awareness Week January 13-19, 2007. This nation-wide event is used to promote skier and snowboarder awareness of safety on the mountain.
Mammoth will kick-off the week with the debut of "Beacon Basin," located in Gus' Pasture on the east end of the Main Lodge. This area will be open to the public and allows skiers and riders the opportunity to practice avalanche transceiver and backcountry rescue skills. Beacon Basin will be open throughout the remainder of the year.
On Wednesday, January 17 we will feature "A Day in the Life" of a ski patroller. Come out and spend a day with a patroller to learn more about the daily responsibilities of Mammoth's Ski Patrol. To sign up for this event please call 934-2571 ext. 3151. Sign-ups will be first-come first-served and extra days may be added if demand is high.
Many of Mammoth's departments are participating in this year's event. Over the weekend, Mammoth's Host Department will staff a "Safety Tent" on-snow outside Main Lodge providing safety tips and giveaways. Additionally, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra will be out on the hill promoting safety and teaching students about being safe on the slopes and while riding chair lifts. Concurrently, Mammoth Ski and Snowboard School will be kicking off the Snow Monsters campaign, an industry-wide educational tool for young skiers and riders.
Mammoth Mountain is committed to ensuring the safety of its guests. Throughout the season, Hill Safety Personnel take to the slopes enforcing the Skier's Responsibility Code and rewarding safe behavior with drink cards to say "thanks." Please come out to help Mammoth spread the safety message during Safety Week.
For more information on Mammoth Mountain visit our web site at www.mammothmountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.