Reader: Can helmets lead to skiing accidents by making people feel invincible?

William Breathes has already had to update his recent post about the number of Colorado skiing deaths this season twice due to new reports about casualties. Our readers have shared plenty of thoughts about the high number of fatalities. Here's one that suggests that one piece of safety apparel may cause other problems.

Jpkinney7 writes:

Could helmets give the skiier/snowboarder a false sense of immortality? "Hey, I've got a helmet on my head. I'm going to go super fast down this Double Diamond, Tree run!!! I am invincible!!!"

Know your limits people.

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