I am an advocate for mandatory helmets on the slopes.
Why? you might ask?
Considering the annual death toll and this recent incedent,
That alone should be enough reason.
But let me go further,,,
Back in the day, I used to wear a cap or head sock and never thought twice about it.
I am proficirnt on skis and stay out of woods and off limit areas.
What made me change my mind was this.
One year, a skier fell just beyond a blind drop and was wearing a cap.
Another skier coming from above didn't see him and while attempting to avoid the fallen skier, as he was moving at a good pace, he inadvertantly
stabbed the dudes head while planting a pole.
The fallen skier didn't make it.
The following day, I purchased a high quality helmet and I'll tell you another advantage besides the threat of other skiers.
It feels very protective, warm (-30 F) or lower, and I pulled the lining and installed headphones and carried a walkman with me. That alone was worth
I suggest everyone spend the extra cash and be safe.
This trajety seemed of no concern as her head evidently did not hit hard, and she felt fine for awhile, even well enough to refuse an ambulance ride.
This is definitely rare iif there were no other complications, but the price of a helmet is worth a life every single time.
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