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Helmet Usage Is Up In Canada. Mostly.

Remember when helmets were taboo? It wasn’t too long ago. Anyone wearing a helmet on the slopes who was skiing or riding recreationally was looked at kind of funny. But with the advent of the park, and many snow stars going “mainstream” if you will, helmets have become the norm. I find there’s a similar […]

Intrawest Tightens Policy on Ski and Snowboard Helmets

According to this recent article in the Whistler Question, Intrawest, parent company of resorts like Whistler Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant and Blue Mountain, is getting a bit more serious about ski and snowboard helmets on the mountain. Beginning this year, all participants in ski and snowboard schools under the age of 18 will be required to […]

Tunes and Phone Calls: The Evolution of Mobile Sound

Snowboard hardware manufacturers are always trying to think of the next gadget that they hope will become a must have. A lot of people like to listen to MP3 players or talk on cellular phones. Why not do both when you snowboard?! I personally love listening to music when I board, but there is no […]

I, For One, Think Snowboarding Helmets are an Excellent Idea.

“Concussions suck” is the last quote in this article debating whether ski and snowboard helmets make a difference. I think the quote pretty much sums up how I feel about helmets. The article says that according to new research from the National Ski Area Association, the number of deaths on the slopes hasn’t dropped in […]