Intrawest institutes Natasha Richardson helmet rule at ski resorts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 1, 2009 11:28 am

The Ski Channel’s recommended helmet is the POC Receptor because when you’re done skiing or snowboarding, you can use it for skateboarding, biking—even windsurfing. The helmet has officially been certified to be safe for all three environments, and won’t absorb water, so it will remain light when you get it wet. See the press release below.


(AP) – VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Six months after actress Natasha Richardson died following a fall at the Mount Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, the company that operates the facility has announced helmet requirements at its North American resorts.

Vancouver-based Intrawest said Thursday it will recommend all skiers and snowboarders wear helmets when the ski season begins in a few weeks.

Richardson, the 45-year-old wife of actor Liam Neeson, died in March after falling during a skiing lesson and suffering a head injury at Mount Tremblant.

Intrawest operates nine ski resorts including Winter Park, Copper Mountain, and Steamboat Ski & Resort in Colorado; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Mountain Creek in New Jersey; Mount Tremblant in Quebec; Panorama Mountain near Invermere, British Columbia; and Whistler Blackcomb, which will host alpine events for the 2010 Winter Games.