Mountain Pulse: Helmet usage increases across US ski resorts

Mountain Pulse: Helmet usage increases across US ski resorts
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By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — Some call them hard hats; others call them brain buckets. Whatever the term, helmets are proving to be hip across the nation.According to the National Ski Areas Association, helmet usage has increased for the 13th straight year, from 25 percent of skiers and snowboarders using helmets in 2002 to 78 percent this past season.But that’s not everyone.“We basically stick to the greens, so we didn’t feel the need to rent the helmet,” said Kenny Bryant, who was skiing Tuesday at Beaver Creek with his wife, Leann.“We’re very cautious, and when I wear helmets, it makes my neck …

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