|MANDATORY HELMET POLICY.|
|Many people participating in recreational snowsports activities such as alpine skiing and snowboarding are choosing to wear a helmet.|
Falls Creek Ski Lifts in conjunction with the Australian Ski Areas Association ‘ASAA’ recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing and snowboarding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage while emphasising that skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner at all times is the primary safety consideration for all skiers and boarders.
|Falls Creek recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing & snowboarding. Guests are required to wear helmets while undertaking certain Snowsports activities and programs:|
|The ASAA recognises that a helmet may make a difference in reducing or preventing injury. Be aware however that helmets are most effective at providing protection at speeds of 20kph or slower. If a person was to collide with a tree, any other object or another skier at moderate or high speed, a helmet may not prevent or reduce serious injury. Each snowsport enthusiast's behaviour has as much to do with their safety as does any piece of safety equipment. |