Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Lids on Kids Program Delivers 1250 Free Helmets to Las Vegas Youth

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Feb. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) has distributed more than 1,250 free ski and snowboard helmets to local youth through its award-winning Lids on Kids program since its launch during the 2006-2007 ski season. This year, LVSSR and partner Centennial Hills Hospital distributed 250 helmets to local youth. The program was held on five consecutive Saturdays starting on January 5, 2013 and it coincided with National Ski Area Association Safety Week and Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month.

Lids on Kids is a national initiative created by the National Ski Area Association (NSAA). The program includes a Skier/Snowboarder Safety Responsibility Code class for children and their parents. A National Ski Patrol member leads the class. After the class and short video, each child is fitted with a helmet and the parents are given instructions on proper fit and usage. LVSSR is the only ski area in the United States that provides helmets to children at no charge through its program.

“Skier safety is a top priority for Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort,” said Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager.  “It is our mission to encourage local youth to explore the outdoors and to understand how to do that in a safe manner.  LVSSR is committed to growing this program and to fostering our community’s appreciation for the many outdoor recreation opportunities in Las Vegas.”

In 2012, LVSSR received the NSAA National Ski Area Safety award for its Lids on Kids program. LVSSR’s program had the distinction of being recognized as the Best Helmet Safety Program in the nation for the 2011-2012 Season and the area was featured in the August 2012 issue of the NSAA Journal.

About Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, LVSSR offers guests access to 30 groomed trails and 250 acres of lift-served sidecountry terrain via three chair lifts and one surface lift. The area features a ski and snowboard school, terrain parks, more than 240 inches of average snowfall per year and off-slope amenities such as dining, snowshoeing and summer activities. Visitors may access LVSSR from the city via the Ski Bus, a shuttle service operated with the support of the USDA Forest Service under a grant from the Department of Transportation. For more information, please visit Follow LVSSR on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
The eight-story Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center opened in January 2008, and provides a wide range of medical services and procedures, including outpatient cardiology, outpatient endoscopy, radiology, respiratory, laboratory and pharmacy.  Centennial Hills Hospital also brings comprehensive women's services to Northwest Las Vegas. In addition to providing digital mammography, gynecologic care and gynecologic surgery, the Women's Center is paying special attention to new moms. During their stay, moms will enjoy special menus, massages, and afternoon teas. The Women's Center maternity services include six labor, delivery and recovery rooms, a 25-bed postpartum unit, a newborn nursery and a Level II NICU.  Centennial Hills Hospital has taken a progressive approach to health promotion by becoming the first tobacco-free campus in Nevada.

About the National Ski Areas Association
The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association serving the ski area industry. NSAA’s members are ski area owners and operators, along with companies that provide goods and services to ski areas. NSAA provides educational programs and employee training materials on industry issues including, OSHA, ADA, NEPA, environmental laws, state regulatory agencies, aerial tramway safety and area operations. NSAA also analyzes and provides industry statistics; produces annual conferences, trade shows, publishes an industry journal and participates in state and federal lobbying efforts. For more information on NSAA, go to
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