Falls Creek recommends the use of helmets and enforces a mandatory policy for certain Snowsports programs.
Many people participating in recreational snowsports activities such as alpine skiing and snowboarding are choosing to wear a helmet. While this is a matter of personal or parental choice, the Australian Ski Areas Association (ASAA) do support recreational snowsports enthusiasts wearing a helmet.
Falls Creek recommends the wearing of helmets for skiing & snowboarding. Guests are required to wear helmets while undertaking certain Snowsports activities and programs:
- All participants in Kids Snowsports School Programs (Snowclub 4 Kids 3-5yrs, Junior Workshop and Junior Shred 6-14yrs and/or any Teenage Programs) must wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet. Helmets are available from Falls Creek Sports outlets. Helmets are FREE with children’s equipment rental at these outlets.
- All guest participants, of whatever age, in Snowsports School or other resort race programs, which involve or include terrain parks, pipes, skier/boarder cross and/or race courses will be required to wear an accredited ski or snowboard helmet.
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.
Falls Creek Sports are making it easier for parents. Any equipment rentals for children now automatically include free kids’ helmet rental. Your safety is our priority.
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