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Why Wear a Helmet for Skiing and Snowboarding?

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Wearing a helmet is totally cool when you consider these statistics:

"According to Dr. Shealy, who has studied ski related injuries for more than 30 years, recent research has shown that the use of helmet reduces the incidence of any head injury by 30 to 50 percent..."  (1)

However, we must agree with what he also said; 

Don't underestimate the "importance of not increasing risk-taking behavior simply because you are wearing a helmet. Skiing and riding in control is essential in improving slope safety and reducing fatalities."

Bottom line.  Wear a helmet (and why not show your style with an Active Helmets cover?) and be careful out there. Follow the rules, stay in control.

 

(1) Facts about Skiing and Snowboard Safety by the National Ski Areas Association