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Vail Resorts employees should have choice with helmets

Jason Plante
Vail, CO, Colorado

I hope you guys could put this in this weekend.

First of all, I would like to say Vail is an incredible mountain, probably the best in North America.

Secondly, I am not condoning the nonuse of helmets. Helmets definitely work and save lives in certain cases.

What I am saying is that by no means should Vail Resorts make its employees wear helmets. Most of its employees are college-educated professionals who are capable of making solid decisions, many who have been here for 20-plus years.

It seems to me the people who are making these rules are the people in the Front Range office and rarely ski. The only reason I am writing this is because many employees will agree with me but are scared to say anything for fear of losing their jobs.

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Finally, skiing is about being free, and we are in America, where we should be able to make our own choices. Oh yeah, how many Vail ski patrollers wear helmets? Not many.

Jason Plante


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