MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Winter might technically still be a few weeks away but Marquette Mountain is already making sure winter sports enthusiasts will stay safe this year.
The ski resort teamed up with the Eagle Mine, the UPHP, and Downwind Sports to provide 150 helmets free of charge to children.
The mountain gave out the helmets during their winter kickoff party. Ski patrollers were on sight to size helmets and give safety presentations to both children and adults.
“A good fitting helmet will save life, and will save life as they know it, we are hopeful that if we get kids in helmet’s at an early age they will continue to wear helmets, modern helmets are comfortable and they are warm, and they provide a degree of safety that you do not get with anything else,” said Debbi Cook, the Ski Patrol Director at Marquette Mountain.
Marquette Mountain representatives say they hope to be ready for skiing and snowboarding on December 2nd.