Helmets required on riders under 18 in CA

Hey all you California skiers and snowboarders. Have you heard the latest bill to be put through the Capitol? Read it here. Basically, the bill states that all persons under the age of 18 must wear a properly fitted helmet while skiing or snowboarding. There is a modest fine of $25 for not wearing a helmet, which seems a bit like a slap on the wrist, but 25 bucks is 25 bucks (that’s like 25 items off McDonald’s dollar menu!). Still no word on how the mountains intend to enforce this new supposed law (pretty sure it’ll go through, just has to pass one more level of legislation). Look for resorts and area rental shops to maybe adjust their products included with lessons/rentals (or even a price increase? Yipes!). Shops like ours are stocking up on helmets, making sure we have enough for everyone. Stay tuned for more news from Sac town. Give us your thoughts and get ready to grab a helmet and shred!

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