When I rented my kids ski gear, helmets were included in the cost. I worried that they might find them cumbersome, but they seemed entirely unphased.
According to the Denver Post:
In 2008-09, the National Ski Areas Association counted 39 deaths in 57.4 million skier days in the United States. That annual tally hasn't varied much in any year in the past decade.Do you wear a helmet when you ski?
Among those '08-09 deaths, 31 skiers were not wearing helmets. That same season, the association counted 44 serious injuries; 32 of those skiers were not wearing helmets.
In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in February this year, researchers found that skiers' risk of head injury fell by 35 percent with helmet use. The same study found no connection between helmet use and neck injury, a common concern among the dwindling number of helmet opponents.
Even without the threat of laws and fines, helmet use climbs roughly 5 percent every year. Half of all skiers and snowboarders in America wear helmets, up from 25 percent in 2002-03. Helmets are on 90 percent of Colorado's skiers 9 years old and younger...