SNOWBOARD

Possible New Helmet Law for Skiers and Boarders of Illinois

The state of Illinois is considering that would require skiers and snowboarders to wear a helmet all the time while in the ski area. Some are opposing this law asking “Why do you feel the state has to be the mother of everyone who wants to go skiing?” And sees it to be quite strange that in a state where bikers and motor cycle riders have a choice to wear a helmet or not.

However, some argue that the new bill would make the mountain safer for all riders.

The president of Chestnut Mountain Resort, Mike Murphy finds the bill flawed. He explains in the matter in an article;

“This bill would harm our industry and the state. Illinois resorts average around 175,000 skier visits per season, which is only slightly more than one percent of the state’s population, explained the longtime ski area operator. Many of our customers come from our neighboring states Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana, which don’t have such a law.’

This law would encourage skiers and snowboarders to stay in those states, not coming to Illinois. It would take away from our customer base, and further deplete Illinois’ tax revenue at a time we can ill afford it.”

The Latest

2d

In a ten part series, Red Bull will bring you an in-depth look into the life of professional mountain biker and Enduro World Cup racer, Curtis Keene. After an unlucky finish on the 2013 World Cup, Curtis is focused and fired up with his eyes set on podiums across the world. (…)

3d

Pimped out with his new O’Neill Psycho 3 FUZE wetsuit, Soli Bailey takes a casual road trip through the shores of beautiful New Zealand. Dude’s got skills! Fresh for Winter 2014, exclusive to Australia and straight from O’Neill’s Area 52 R&D (…)

3d

Hailing from the sunshine rich shores of Australia, Miranda Kerr has graced the pages of Victoria Secret, the first from OZ, as well as many fashion covers around the world. If you ask us, this girl is straight up hot as hell. There must be something in the water down (…)

prev.loading
nextloading