Mandatory ski helmets
“Topless”? Never! Since a few years children under 14 years have to wear a ski helmet in all skiing areas in South Tyrol and also in the rest if Italy. But also more and more adults decide to wear a ski helmet.
Why not? Such a ski helmet protects against severe head injuries, but also against the cold wind and finally, it looks stylish. The skiing regions in South Tyrol are some of the most popular in the Alps. Accordingly, there are always a lot of skiers and snowboarders. Ski crashes happen rather often because many skiers overestimate themselves and ski to fast and other ones confuse the slopes with snow parks. A helmet can save lives.
Studies had shown that a ski helmet protects everyone against head injuries. When you buy a helmet try him out and take only this one which matches perfectly. The size of the helmet is crucial for the security.
Mandatory helmets on South Tyrol's ski runs
All kids under 14 years must wear a helmet in South Tyrol's ski runs according to law. Other skiers and snowboarders should think about wearing helmets too. Helmets for kids must be homologised and comply with the CE standards. Many ski schools offer a rental of ski helmets for a special price.