Today Vail Resorts announced that all its employees will be required to wear helmets while skiing or snowboarding on the job starting with the 2009-2010 season. Vail also will require helmets for all children age 12 and under who take group lessons through its schools, and helmets will be part of the resort’s children’s rental packages unless parents or guardians sign a waiver.
Vail Resorts, based in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, owns the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts in Colorado and Heavenly in California. The policy will be in force at all five of its resorts in Colorado as well as Heavenly. The company says it strongly recommends helmets for skiers of all ages

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