New, tougher European helmet standards announced

The International Ski Federation (FIS) introduced tougher regulations for helmets at the start of the season, so that they comply with the American and European safety standards known as ASTM 2040 and EN 1077.

These standards test the resistance of the equipment at high speed, and FIS ruled that the resistance of the helmets be certified at a speed of 6.8 meters per second instead of 5.4 meters per second in the past.

Hujara insisted the research work done by FIS should have an impact on the safety of leisure skiers.

“It is important for the everyday skier to be aware they should wear a helmet and a good one, respecting the best safety standards,” he said.

Amen to that!

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