Originally Posted by crgildart
I happened to notice that none of the competitors I saw were wearing helmets,, even the Kennedys. Didn't one of their kids die from a traumatic brain injury suffered while skiing down a blue one New Years Day (hit tree throwing football back and forth while skiing)
I only caught one other race, with amateurs, and they were wearing helmets. Or at least Joey "Pants" was.
I tend toward a libertarian view on this subject - should be a matter of individual choice - but I picked up a helmet off season and have been wearing it, and never even notice it's there. Plus it's very warm on those very cold days.
Sadly a skier died at Aspen recently, and she was wearing a helmet. Helmets seem like a no brainer, but then again, skiing's an inherently dangerous pastime.
Guess this discussion should be moved to one of the many helmet threads.
Can we get back to "phantom edging" and "one-footed skiing" in the modern age? ;-)