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Should ski helmets be compulsory?


The death of actress Natasha Richardson following a ski accident has renewed the debate over whether or not skiers should be forced to wear helmets.

Betony Garner of the Ski Club of Great Britain told the BBC that their policy was that adults should be able to choose whether or not to use a helmet.

But Graeme Gourlay, Publisher of Snow and Active Magazines, who was at the same Canadian resort as Natasha Richardson, said he thinks everybody who skis including instructors, should wear helmets.


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