Crested Butte Requires Helmets for Kids

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Mt. Crested Butte, Colo. July 15, 2002 (CBMR Release)--Most, if not all of Crested Butte's high profile freeskiers and riders wear helmets, and now they'll be joined by kids 12 and under participating in Crested Butte Mountain Resort's (CBMR) ski school programs.

"By announcing our decision now, we hope to educate our guests early about this policy and heighten awareness about helmet usage among parents and children", said Randy Barrett, CBMR's Sr. Vice President of Resort Operations. "We support NSAA's 'Lid's On Kids' Campaign, but feel strongly enough about the benefits of wearing helmets to take it one step further and mandate helmet use while kids are under our care in the Ski and Snowboard School".

"Helmets are a great second line of defense", said Barrett. Boeri helmets are available for rent at CBMR's Kid's World, and helmets areavailable for sale at ski and snowboard shops throughout the resort.

For more information about Crested Butte Mountain Resort, check out their website at www.crestedbutteresort.com/