Okemo Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the return of National Safety Awareness Week, Jan. 19-25, 2008, to help educate skiers and riders of all ages and promote on-mountain safety. A number of special events are planned throughout the week.
A Fletcher Allen/UVM team is studying helmet use among skiers and riders.
From press release
"Ski like a local…Wear a helmet. is the slogan for this year's effort by the Vermont Snow Sports Research Team to get every skier and snowboarder to wear a helmet while on the slopes. The Vermont Snow Sports Research Team is a partnership of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
The team is in the midst of a multi-year study, funded by the Vermont Department of Health and the Children's Miracle Network, which is examining trends in helmet use among skiers and snowboarders.