An online study hosted by Bear Valley showed that 75 percent of the more than 250 people surveyed reported that their children under the age of 14 were wearing helmets to ski and snowboard. The National Ski Areas Association, which sponsors Lids on Kids, has seen a significant national upward trend in helmet use among kids over the past five years.
"Given the winter sports environment and the nature of children to have fun, ensuring a reasonable amount of protection makes good sense," writes Dr. Michael P. Pietrzak at Lids on Kids. "The use of helmets is a step in the right direction – they offer that extra degree of protection your family deserves."
So don’t let balky kids push you down the slippery slope – without a helmet, that is.