Ski helmet obligatory in Austria
In some Austrian provinces (Salzburg State, Upper and Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia) young skiers till the age of 15 must wear a ski helmet while riding the slopes.
The Austrian provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg do not have such statutory regulations. In both provinces a public recommendation for wearing a ski helmet has only been made. However the amount of winter sport enthusiasts wearing a helmet amongst young skiers and adults is significantly increasing.
As most skiing accidents result in serious head injuries, a helmet is the best option to minimize the risk of getting hurt and to protect the most loved ones.
Ski helmets can be hired from ski schools and ski rentals throughout Austria.