skiing with or without a helmet?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@becca83:  Aren’t you renting equipment? Most places I go to offer helmets to everyone that needs one. That said, the fact that you are beginners usually means you probably won’t need one. As long as you stay on the beginner slopes. The people that wear them are the intense ones that do the crazy slopes

Post # 4
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t wear one anymore, but I did growing up (my parents made me). I do think it’s smart to wear one, especially if you’re a beginner. I don’t wear one because I find them itchy and uncomfortable, but I understand that I am taking a big risk.

I have skiied my entire life, and it seems like helmets for adults are becoming more popular than ever. He’s definitely wrong that no one wears one. 

Post # 5
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@becca83:  I think it depends on where you live and where you ski, how many people wear helmets.  Almost everyone wears a helmet here.

Being an ER nurse, I advocate wearing helmets.

Post # 6
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@becca83:  I wear a helmet when skiing, and so does DH (he is a ski instructor), as well as almost everyone else we know who skis.  I would say it is becoming the norm, at least in Ontario, and even when we ski in the US we see them more and more.

I would highly recommend wearing one.  They are really comfortable and warm, and since even a very minor fall can result in a brain injury and even death.

Post # 8
825 posts
Busy bee

@becca83:  I’ve been skiing since I was 4 — and have never worn a helmet. I took my FI skiing for the first time yesterday and he wore a helmet because he and I thought it was the best thing to do. Do what makes you comfortable.

Post # 9
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

He’s not too cool to wear helmets, and wait till he gets up there he’ll find 90% of people are wearing helmets these days. My Dh is a skiing newb and wears one but I have ski’d my entire life, so it took me some time to get on the bandwagon. I finally gave in and got a helmt and I love it for these reasons. 1) It keeps my head and ears warm better than any hat ever did. 2) I never get goggle headaches cause I can’t feel them sitting on my helmet. 3) I honest to god cannot tell that I am even WEARING a helmet it is that comfortable. 

Post # 10
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think wearing a helmet is a good idea. For beginners – because even though you’re going slowly you are more likely to fall. For more experienced skiers…you may not fall as much but as you will probably be going faster the damage will be greate.  

A friend of mine was skiing and went on a tree run, didn’t see one and went head first into a tree. Fortunately she was wearing her helmet, which had a lovely dent in it afterwards. If she hadn’t been wearing the helmet then the dent would have been in her head.

Post # 13
3835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@becca83:   A helmet is a very good idea.  See what happened to Michael Schumacher?  And he WAS wearing a helmet.  Hitting your head at high speed is not a good idea.  

Post # 14
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@becca83:  I have been skiing for 20+ years, and up until about 4 years ago, I didn’t really notice a lot of helmets on the slopes.  Since then, though, I would say most skiiers at the larger resorts wear them.  I have one now, and even though I’m an experienced, I really like it.  It’s warmer than a hat, keeps my goggles in place, and has air vents in case I get hot.  I also don’t have to worry about my long hair looking like a mess while skiing.  I highly recommend getting a helmet.

Post # 15
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@becca83:  Tell him all the cool kids are wearing them!

But seriously, just show him the news this week.  Micheal Schumacher is in critical condition after a ski accident and he WAS wearing a helmet!  If an F1 driver wears a helmet, that should be good enough for anyone.

Post # 16
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@becca83:  literally everyone wears them nowadays. I forget mine very occasionally and feel like an idiot surrounded by all the helmet-wearing people.

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