Whitelines.com is reporting that the American ski resort Pyrite Creek has announced that it will be banning the use of helmets in their park. For more on this story we turn to Whitelines.com.
The long-running helmet debate took another surprising twist today, as American ski resort Pyrite Creek announced that it will be banning the use of helmets in their park.
While often overshadowed by Utah’s other resorts such as Snowbird, Park City and Brighton, Pyrite Creek has long been popular with freestyle snowboarders and boasts a mid-sized terrain park, with three large booters and an 18-foot halfpipe. Up until now it was open to riders regardless of whether or not they wore a lid, but that’s all about to change.
“Numbers don’t lie”, said Joe Kerr, the resort’s Head Of Operations. “You only need to look at the statistics that have been published in the last five years to see that the increased use of helmets has led to a similar rise in head injuries. It’s happening here, and it’s happening everywhere. There’s only one solution, really; we stop riders from wearing helmets, and that number comes back down”.
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