The Great Ski Helmet Debate

Every year when the winter season rolls around once more, the debate about whether or not ski helmets should be made compulsory continues. As we mentioned in a previous piece, the debate centres on the effectiveness and practicality of wearing a helmet, and whether the use of one should be made mandatory on slopes around the world.

The debate began to gather prominence in the national press and among industry experts following several high profile deaths, involving skiers who were not wearing helmets, including; the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson in 2009, and the death of a woman in Austria after she collided with a German Politician.

The main arguments include;


Surely anything which could protect you against injury should just be common sense? Or is making ski helmets compulsory a step too far? Let us know what you think on our Twitter or Facebook pages. Just remember to invest in quality Winter Sports Travel Insurance before you depart.

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