This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Powder ridge, ct ski area is reopening and is requiring helmets for EVERYONE The first in north america to make this rule. The place is a TINY little flat hill. You couldn't hit 45mph if you bombed the summit to base A grown map should be able to get some exercise and enjoy some fresh air without being forced to wear a helmet on a bunny hill. I could see requiring it in the terrain park, but the entire hill is absurd. Also, it's not like a helmet really helps much if you hit your head on soft snow. It really only helps you run into something hard like a rail.