The dispute surrounding the compulsory putting on of ski helmets has actually been revived adhering to a number of high profile cases. Both most newsworthy events being the fatality of the British actress Natasha Richardson as well as the jailing of a German politician for the murder of another skier complying with an accident.
The consensus of viewpoint among the medical occupation and skiing/snowboarding companies is that wearing ski safety helmets should not be made compulsory. Both sides argue that there is little or no scientific study to show that a ski helmet will genuinely decrease the likelihood of fatality or significant injury following a crash. They likewise point to the fact that serious head injuries are uncommon in snowboarding as well as snowboarding. When they do occur they are a significant element in any sort of death. Medical professionals and also ski/snowboarding organizations agree that skiers and also snowboarders should be motivated to put on a ski headgear.
This belief is resembled throughout the wide range of ski and snowboarding forums where the concern of compulsory putting on of ski headgears and also snowboard helmets is being hotly disputed. Several assert that by making ski safety helmets mandatory skiers and riders will certainly snowboarding or use with much less care as well as attention as the helmet might offer them an untrue complacency.
The argument currently appears to have actually moved on following the news by Vail Resorts that all workers will certainly have to put on a ski helmet when winter sports or using on duty. This not just includes staff at Vail yet additionally Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Heavenly. All children under 12 attending Vail Resorts ski colleges will be required to put on a ski or snowboard headgear.
In Europe numerous of the ski institutions are proactively motivating their ski as well as boarding trainers to use headgears. Italy has actually blazed a trail in Europe in terms of introducing a policy making it compulsory for kids to use a ski headgear. This has actually been followed by reduced Austria who have presented a comparable legislation.
In reaction to the current awful events on the ski slopes some ski and snowboard equipment rental firms have actually been begun to advertise the use of headgears. Many consist of a cost-free ski or snowboarding safety helmet in any kind of rental bundle a customer purchases from them. Some ski trip drivers are providing a complimentary ski headgear with vacation reservations in an initiative to promote liable as well as safe skiing as well as riding. Ski and also snowboard retailers have actually likewise discovered a noticeable increase in the number of ski headgear sales following these high profile cases.
Many in the snowboarding and also snowboarding area believe that the news by Vail Resorts is the slim end of the wedge. They think that it is unavoidable that the using of ski as well as snowboarding safety helmets will certainly be made required for all. For the time being it appears that sound judgment will certainly have to prevail when it concerns deciding whether to use a ski helmet whilst snowboarding or using.