Before you hit the slopes for the first time please take a quick moment to make sure you are familiar with the safety guidelines that have been implemented for the safety of all skiers and snowboarders. The best protection against accidents is knowing and respecting your limits and the Alpine Responsibility Code.
Wearing a protective helmet when practising snow sports is a wise choice since it reduces the risk and seriousness of certain head injuries. But beware, you still have to be careful… A helmet is not armour and should not encourage you to take more risks. The best protection against accidents is knowing and respecting your limits and the Mountain Code of Conduct and Alpine Responsibility Code. The golden rule is control!
Choosing the right helmet is not difficult to do. Here are a few tips to help you make the right selection
Parents, click here for some helpful tips when your family goes skiing and/or snowboarding this season.
Artwork courtesy of Ontario Snow Resorts Association
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Content Courtesy of Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)
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