Best New Ski School Rule - 2002
Aspen's mandate requiring helmets
With a record-setting year of fatalities on Colorado's ski slopes as a backdrop, Aspen's operators took the logical -- and probably overdue -- step of requiring kids twelve and younger to wear helmets in ski school. Other resorts said they planned to follow, and given the deadly year, it seems only a matter of time before helmets are on every skier and boarder. Either that, or all trees will be chopped down slopeside, and runs tougher than green sprayed with foamy, cushioning goo.