SNOWSPORT HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA:
Did You Know?
Nationally, 48.2 percent of skiers and snowboarders are part of a family with children at home (either parents with kids, 39.1% or kids 17 and under 9.2%), according to the NSAA National Demographic Study.
Information from the 2012/13 National Demographic Survey
- 70.8 percent of survey respondents were wearing a helmet when interviewed, up from 66.8 percent last season (2011/12) and 24.7 percent in 2002/03.
- Helmet usage increases with ability level, rising from 55 percent usage by beginners, to 68 percent by intermediates, to 78 percent by advanced/expert participants.
- Helmet usage is higher for children aged 9 and under (88.8 percent) and 10 – 14 (83.2 percent), and adults aged 55 – 64 (76.0 percent) and 65+ (80.8 percent), than for other age groups. Helmet usage is lowest among 18 – 24 year olds (62.1 percent).
Prepared by the National Ski Areas Association