NSAA promotes the use of helmets on the slopes. We urge skiers and riders to wear a
helmet - but to ski or ride as if they are not wearing a helmet.
NSAA views skiing and snowboarding in a controlled and responsible
manner - not helmets only - as the primary safety consideration for
all skiers and boarders. A skier's behavior has as much or more to
do with the safety of the sport as does any piece of equipment.
In 2002, Lids on Kids http://www.lidsonkids.org/ debuted
as a resource for consumers to learn about helmet use in skiing and
snowboarding. This site contains FAQs about helmet use, fit and
sizing information, general slope safety information, related
articles and games, and testimonials about helmet use from
well-known athletes, including US Ski Team members. The site has
received nearly 2 million hits since it was created. The tagline,
"A Helmet-It's a Smart Idea," is printed on posters and promotional
cards at resorts nationwide.