Country’s Toughest Resort Gets Smart on Employee Helmet Use

Dec 2nd 2011

Jackson Hole is requiring employees to wear helmets this season, joining Aspen and Vail in mandatory use of head protection. In 2009, patroller Kathryn Miller, who was not wearing a helmet, died of head injuries after a crash, and the state of Wyoming called out the resort for not doing enough to protect her. Most workers already have their own helmets, but for those who don't Jackson will provide them for free. The use of a helmet can reduce the risk of injuries by 35 percent, a Canadian study found.