One of the questions we hear at during the ski rental process all the time is, “Do I need a helmet ?” The short answer is: yes!
Skiing is a unique sport. It puts you on slippery sticks and by its very nature has you slide down a snow covered slope. While the snow may be soft right after a storm, it is usually firm if not outright hard. So when you get your ski equipment rental from us in Breckenridge, we’ll encourage you to get a helmet.
There is the very real potential for going very fast very quickly while skiing. And while we don’t want to sound alarmist, with that speed comes greater risk of injury if you should fall or hit something. Collisions may occur with obstacles that are beside or in the trail. Trees, rocks, other skiers, sign posts and lift towers are all over the mountain. Lose control for just a moment and you could be sailing off into parts unknown.
The good news is that protecting your head is easy…just wear a helmet. Helmets are designed to absorb energy from an impact so that your brain experiences less trauma and you can ski comfortably without worrying about other skiers, obstacles or a fear of your speed. Studies confirm that while a helmet can’t guarantee to prevent serious injury, Johns Hopkins-led research suggests a helmet ‘decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives‘.
Helmets are warm and come in more shapes and styles than ever before. When you are in Breckenridge to pick up your ski equipment rental, you can try on helmets from Uvex and Shred for purchase or simply rent a helmet from us. If you have never worn a helmet before you’ll discover how convenient they are for supporting your goggles and keeping you warm while the protect your most valuable asset, your brain.
If you have other questions about ski equipment rental or renting skis in Breckenridge, feel free to get in touch. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the slopes!