Canadian Skiers and Snowboarders Increasing Helmet Usage
The Canadian Ski Council today released new survey results showing that 83.1% of Canadian skiers and snowboarders now wear helmets on a regular basis when they are skiing and snowboarding. The online survey conducted in February 2012 tracks a range of ski/snowboard measures and had a sample size of 6,665 respondents. Helmet usage has increased this winter from 79.9% in December, 2011.
Previous results from the annual 2010/11 National Consumer Profile and Satisfaction survey had shown that helmet usage among all skiers and boarders last season had reached 74.7%, increasing from 67.3% in 2006.
Colin Chedore, President of the Canadian Ski Council stated that “This remarkable increase in helmet usage reflects the efforts of the Canadian ski and snowboard industry and other stakeholders to educate skiers and boarders about the benefits and the limitations of helmet usage.”
Results from the 2010/11 National Consumer Survey also show that 95.5% of children and youth 14 years of age and younger now wear helmets. Information from the 2011/12 National Consumer Survey will be available in June, 2012.