Every year the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) spotlights the importance of safety and encourages resorts across the country to spread the good word!  CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT NSAA.

This year, NSAA has decided that National Safety Week is now National Safety Month!  Meaning, the entire month of January is dedicated to educating skiers, riders & tubers on the importance of snow-sport safety and to always use common-sense while on the slopes! 

On a national level, Safety Month includes a Poster Drawing Contest, a Photo Contest, and participating resorts also compete for safety awards.  Each resort supports Safety Month in different ways by creating new and exciting activities on their mountain!


LAST YEAR Blue Mountain WON the "Overall Safety Program" out of hundreds of resorts! 

Once again, Blue is ready to WIN and has filled the entire month of January with safety initiatives, giveaways, hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout each week at the Summit & Valley!  Blue wants to help spread the good word on the Skier & Rider Responsibility AND Smart Style Codes!



NSAA's Poster Drawing Contest:  Calling All Young Artists! (12 & under)  Be sure to visit our Ski Patrollers at the Summit & Valley Safety Tents Jan 18 - 20 and Jan 25 & 26 from 12pm to 4pm, where they will provide the official poster to make a Safety Poster featuring elements of the Skier & Rider Responsibility or Smart Style Codes, and enter for a chance to win a Blue Mountain Season Pass!  Blue Mountain’s winner will be submitted for a chance to win the National Ski Areas Association Safety Poster Contest!  Posters must be submitted by March 5th to be considered for this contest. 

Posters can also be picked up at the Summit Lodge Ticket Office all month!


Summit & Valley Safety Tents:  Visit our Ski Patrol Jan 18 - 20 and Jan 25 & 26 from 12pm to 4pm at the Summit & Valley Lodges for Helmet Decorating and to pick-up Safety Month materials. The official Poster Drawing Contest sheet will be available with markers & crayons, and every kid who makes a poster will receive free popcorn at the Summit Tent and hot dogs at the Valley Tent! (while supplies last.)  Both locations will also distribute 25% off Safety Gear Coupons sold at the True Blue Mountain Sports Store, free hot cocoa & cookies!  (while supplies last)

PLUS, special appearances by our mountain mascots Snowball & Bucky!


Safety Video Contest:  Get Creative!  Enter to WIN fame, glory, a Blue Mountain SEASON PASS, AND a $50 Gift Card!  Grab a camera and create a Safety Video - featuring elements from the Skier & Rider Responsibility and/or Smart Style Codes!  Upload your Safety Video to YouTube, Vimeo or another video-sharing site and then post it on the Blue Mountain Facebook page!  Safety Videos must be posted to our FB page by Friday, January 31st in order to be considered.  A select panel of judges will choose the best video and announce the winner on Saturday, February 8th!  (the winning video will receive up to 4 Season Passes & 4 Gift Cards, 1 per person in the video - with a maximum of 4 participants.)


Facebook - Safety Trivia Questions:  In celebration of Safety Month, Blue wants to give away 4 sweet prizes every Friday in January on Facebook!  To enter, simply like us on FB and correctly answer the Trivia Question!  From the correct entries we will randomly select a winner!  Up for grabs is 1) a pair of Bumsaver padded shorts & sticker-pack, 2) Burton wristguard gloves & sticker-pack, 3) Oakley Elevate Goggles & North Face beanie and 4) a POC Helmet & Air Hole Face Mask!  Good Luck & Know the Code.. all winners will also receive safety month materials!


Instagram - Favorite Pic Billboard Contest:  Week 3 of 10 (Jan 20 - 26) is dedicated to National Safety Month!  Simply follow us on Instagram @skibluemountain, take a photo of your crazy Helmet Hair OR Best Style (trick-shot, while wearing a helmet) using #bluemymind and enter to WIN!  Whichever photo gets the most LIKES wins 2 lift tickets AND is featured on 2 GIANT billoboards in the Lehigh Valley for a week!

Click here to view & vote and Enter to Win!


Bars for Bars Program:  Jan 21 - 27 Our Ski Patrol and Mountain Host Staff will randomly be visiting the tops of our chairs watching for those who ride the lift safely.  Guests sighted riding safely and using their restraint bar will be awarded a mini chocoate bar!  Mmmmm chocolate...

Safety Chair Simulator: Located in the Valley next to the Safety Tent Jan 18 & 19 and Jan 25 & 26 from 12pm to 2pm kids can strap-in to our moving Safety Chair Simulator!  Kids who participate in this Safety initiative will learn all about the importance of being ready to load, how to ride & unload safely.  We will be distributing lift safety handouts along with hot cocoa & cookies! (while supplies last

Safety Chair Hot Seat Game Show:  Jan 18 & 19 and Jan 25 & 26 from 3pm to 4pm guests will be randomly selected from the lift lines to take “The Safety Hot Seat”!  Participants will be asked a series of lift and ski safety questions.  Each correct answer will result in a prize or the opportunity to trade in that prize for another question. Participants can win all kinds of cool stuff including the grand prize – a free weekend/holiday lift ticket!

FREE Binding Checks: Jan 25 & 26 Blue Mountain will provide complimentary binding checks at the Summit Lodge Tuning Shop from 8am to 8:30pm. (a $25.00 Value!)

FREE Helmet Rental w/purchase of 1st Time Package:  Jan 25 & 26 Blue Mountain will provide a complimentary helmet rental with every Ski or Ride Lesson package. (while supplies last, a $12.00 value!)

“Know the Code” Guest Hunt:  Feb 1 & 2 Blue Mountain will be seeking out guests displaying their “Know the Code” button.  Safety Seekers will randomly find guests with “Know the Code” buttons displayed and ask them a safety question.  If the guest gets the question right, they will win a lift ticket voucher valid for one use Feb 22 through the end of the 2013-2014 Winter Season!

Safety Scavenger Hunt:  Jan 27 - 31 from 6pm to 9pm kids (K-12) can participate in a mountain-wide Scavenger Hunt!  Students must visit Ski Patrol on Paradise, Burma Road, at Top Shack & Valley First Aid; then have their Scavenger Hunt card hole-punched by Ski Patrol if they present the correct safety item.  Safety items & cards are distributed by Ski Patrol at the 4 locations.  (students may have to visit each location more than once to receive the correct item to take their card to the next location for a hole punch.)  Once their card is punched at all 4 locations,  they may redeem it at the Summit Lodge Guest Services Office for a weekend lift ticket voucher!  The Scavenger Hunt cards must be submitted by Feb 7 to get a voucher, and the voucher is valid for one use Feb 22 through the end of the 2013-2014 Winter Season!  Happy Hunting and Stay Safe!

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