Safe ski helmets
The requirement for a ski helmet by law has been a discussion for years. Since the arrival of the ski helmet, the number of accidents involving head trauma has been drastically reduced.
Wearing a ski helmet not only offers you more safety and protection, but also helps you enjoy skiing and snowboarding more! By wearing a ski helmet you can descend from the blue, red or black slopes, with much more confidence. A nice little bonus: you will never suffer from having cold ears again!
But where is a ski helmet required by law? Below you will find a list of the rules you will need to follow for each country.
The ski helmet rules for the following countries:
- Austria: Ski helmet required for children up to 15 years old in Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Vienna and Burgenland. In Vorarlberg and Tirol, it is not (yet) required for children to wear a helmet by law. However, a ski school may require children to wear a helmet during the ski lifts.
- Germany: No helmet required by law, but the German Ski Association and the German Association for Skilters do advise wearing a helmet.
- Italy: Ski helmet required for children up to 14 years old. If you do not comply, you will be penalized a fine of € 200, -.
- Switzerland: No helmet required by law.
- France: No helmet required by law.
- Poland: Ski helmet required for children under 16 years old. You will be fined.
- Norway: No helmet required by law, but young children are encouraged to wear a helmet.
- Czech Republic: No helmet required by law.
- Canada and USA: No helmet required by law.
See our selection of safe ski helmets