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Beginning this 09′ ski season, Intrawest has announced its aim to increase awareness of the importance of wearing helmets at Winter Park and all their ski resorts in North America. The plan will include a recommendation for skiiers and snowboarders of all ages visiting their resorts to wear helmets. A mandatory helmet requirement will be instated for all children and youth participants in ski and snowboard school programs as well as all students participating in freestyle terrain park programs, regardless of their age.
These new helmet guidelines are supported by both the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA).
As for what we think, we’re happy to hear that Intrawest is taking this step. We can all agree that nobody wants to get caught in a situation wishing they had been wearing a helmet. Safety first- Strap on your head gear!