While wearing a helmet is an individual’s choice, The Summit at Snoqualmie applauds our guests who wear helmets. Here’s why…
“A Norwegian study published in Journal of the American Medical Association in early 2006 showed a 60% decrease in head injuries in skiers wearing helmets. More recent research, including data from St. Anthony’s Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center in Denver, shows that while wearing a helmet may not protect you against a fatality, it does provide significant protection against severe injury. Wearing a helmet may mean the difference between a grade I concussion, a fully recoverable injury, and a grade IV concussion, a permanent and often disabling injury, or worse.” (Source — Dr. Mark Wisner, D.O.)
And Dr. Wisner also recommends “Most importantly for parents is to lead by example; if you expect your child to wear a helmet, do so yourself.” So be a helmet hero, and save your skull!
Download the Helmet Use and Fit Information Flier here, presented by Seattle Children’s Hospital.