A lot of people do. Yet some of these same people refuse to wear one themselves.
I’ve heard all the arguments: I don’t fall much, I don’t ski fast, I’m very careful, It’s not comfortable, etc. etc. etc..
Look, whether or not you wear a helmet is a personal choice (though in my opinion, a misguided one). But it doesn’t set a good example for your child if you don’t wear a helmet and you make them wear one.
This past season my husband fell in a very easy area — he just caught an edge and went down — and his head hit so hard that his helmet cracked. I shudder to think what would’ve happened if he didn’t have one on.
All kids should wear helmets. All patrollers and instructors should wear helmets.
In fact, I think everyone should wear helmets.
They’re not just for kids.