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Helmets for Winter Sports Season

Proper fit is a must.

When skiers and snowboarders wear properly fitting helmets, they reduce their risk of head injuries by nearly half. Helmets can also reduce the chance of head injuries for sledders and ice skaters. Along with keeping you safer during winter sports, helmets provide warmth.

Choosing and Fitting a Helmet

For skiing and snowboarding

Choose a certified helmet made just for snow sports. Look for a helmet that meets ASTM F2040, Snell RS-98, S-98 or CEN 1077 standards.

Proper fit is a must. If you can, have a salesperson help you choose and fit a helmet for your child. Bring the goggles that your child will wear on the slopes to make sure they work with the helmet you choose.

Before you buy or borrow a helmet, make sure:

  • The pads are flush against your child’s cheeks and forehead
  • The back of the helmet does not touch the nape of your child’s neck
  • It is snug, but not tight, with the chinstrap fastened
  • The helmet sits level, with the front edge being no more than 1 inch above your child’s eyebrows
  • The helmet does not roll forwards or backwards
  • It does not shift when your child shakes their head from side to side
  • Replace a helmet if is had been involved in a crash or hit hard. Even though you may not see any signs of damage, the helmet may not be able to absorb the impact of a future crash.

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Posted on November 21, 2016

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Helmets for Winter Sports Season

Proper fit is a must.

When skiers and snowboarders wear properly fitting helmets, they reduce their risk of head injuries by nearly half. Helmets can also reduce the chance of head injuries for sledders and ice skaters. Along with keeping you safer during winter sports, helmets provide warmth.

Choosing and Fitting a Helmet

For skiing and snowboarding

Choose a certified helmet made just for snow sports. Look for a helmet that meets ASTM F2040, Snell RS-98, S-98 or CEN 1077 standards.

Proper fit is a must. If you can, have a salesperson help you choose and fit a helmet for your child. Bring the goggles that your child will wear on the slopes to make sure they work with the helmet you choose.

Before you buy or borrow a helmet, make sure:

  • The pads are flush against your child’s cheeks and forehead
  • The back of the helmet does not touch the nape of your child’s neck
  • It is snug, but not tight, with the chinstrap fastened
  • The helmet sits level, with the front edge being no more than 1 inch above your child’s eyebrows
  • The helmet does not roll forwards or backwards
  • It does not shift when your child shakes their head from side to side
  • Replace a helmet if is had been involved in a crash or hit hard. Even though you may not see any signs of damage, the helmet may not be able to absorb the impact of a future crash.

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Tagged In: helmet, skiing, sledding, snowboard, winter sports
Posted on November 21, 2016

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