Post # 1
My DH and I are going skiing in a couple of weeks. He is a better skier than I am as I am just a beginner. I am buying a helmet for skiing but my DH feels differently and he said that he will never wear a helmet because he has never seen anyone wear one.
Do any of you wear a ski helmet? I have heard it decreases the risk of head injury by 60%.
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
@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 # 7
@sauerdragon: I won’t be renting equipment next year. My DH surprised me with a set of skis, poles and boots for Christmas 🙂 I really loved skiing last year and it is something we will be doing more often together 🙂
Post # 8
@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
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
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 # 11
@MsJ2theZ: I think that is part of the problem he thinks he is too cool to wear one haha. Is there a specific brand you recommend to buy?
I think when we go skiing he will then realize how many people are wearing one nowadays.
Post # 12
@Little_Nut88: hmm i Wish your DH could talk some sense into my DH of wearing a helmet 🙂
Post # 13
@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
@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
@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
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@becca83: literally everyone wears them nowadays. I forget mine very occasionally and feel like an idiot surrounded by all the helmet-wearing people.