I posted on here once before, about helmets, a long time ago, and I am going to open the topic again. We have just returned from Passo Tonale (10/03/12 - 17/03/12). The weather was warm, 6-9’c in the afternoons, and the snow was just a slushy mess, easy reds turned into nasty mixes of sugary custard. Even the wonderfull blues (34/35) above the village, were just nasty in places. I have only been skiing for about 5 years, but have never seen so many people being ferried down the mountain, in the scary orange stretchers. Should the use of helmets be made compulsary? My partner had a fall, and had a nasty bump on the head, she was not wearing a helmet, thankfully she is ok. I had a nasty fall in Italy a few years back, and have worn a helmet ever since, my head was also saved after a spectacular wipe out, a few days into our holiday this year (skiied into some nasty slushy, churned up gloop, and the skiis just refused to turn.) I have seen an increase in the use of helmets amongst adults, and all children wore helmets. Yet a lot of people are still not using them, is it time for the EU legislative machine to force the use of helmets on the piste? I know some people will object to my views, but if it helps to prevent injury, legislate away. Or should resorts be forced to give out warnings of potentially tricky conditions on pistes affected by lack of snow, and hazardous conditions? We see warnings of the dangers of off piste skiing, yet surprisingly little about the dangers of on piste skiing. The majority of us are safe skiiers, but accidents happen all the time, a couple I spoke to in Passo, said a lady in their hotel, broke her collar bone, on a nursery slope, on her first day in resort. So accidents do, and will happen, but I’d rather have a broken colllar bone, than a cracked skull.