Last season’s death of actress Natasha Richardson revived the debate about making
helmets mandatory on the slopes. Should there even be a debate?
The unsettling death of actress Natasha Richardson from a head injury she received from a fall during a routine lesson at Tremblant, Que., last spring rekindled an ongoing controversy: Should helmets be mandatory equipment or remain a personal choice? The debate, which had already been sparked by a high-profile fatality in Austria earlier in the season, went global after Richardson’s death, and it continues to rage wherever people put boards on snow.