Jan 26

Safety Fair

Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Category:
Fairs+Festivals
Phone Number:
503.337.2222
Email Address:
MHMinfo@skihood.com
Safety Fair at Mt. Hood MeadowsThe event promotes and encourages responsible practices and etiquette designed to make skiers and snowboarders more aware of safety on the slopes. Essential to courteous and safe sharing of the mountain is the Responsibility Code – seven simple rules which if followed can provide an extra margin of safety on the slopes.

Activities at the Safety Fair include:

- Know the Code Games and raffle
- Beginner chair demonstration
- L.I.F.T.S.T.A.R.S Education
- Avy Dog meet and greet
- Damaged Helmet education and recycling
- Avalanche Rescue Training and awareness
- Recco Demonstration
- Music and prizes

Representatives from Meadows Pro Patrol will be on hand to discuss safety issues and introduce guests to the safety search and rescue dogs. A “beacon run” is planned to allow those who own avalanche beacons to test them and practice search techniques. A special emphasis this year is educating young guests about how to board, ride and unload chairlifts safely (the L.I.F.T.S.T.A.R.S Program).



Responsibility Code:
1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
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