Codes & Standards - Purchase
Head injuries are involved in a significant portion of skiing deaths, as well as lifelong consequences for some survivors. Ski helmets are critical to saving lives and preventing such devastating injuries. CAN/CSA Z263.1 Recreational Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Helmets defines areas of the head that are to be protected by a helmet from impact injuries. Reaffirmed in 2013, the standard remains a valuable resource for helping to prevent injuries on the slopes.
Highlights of CAN/CSA Z263.1 Include:
- Applies to helmets for recreational alpine skiers and snowboarder that can also be worn for other non-motorized recreational snow sport activities
- Covers the basic performance requirements for shock absorption, helmet stability, and retention system strength
- Provides marking and labelling requirements
- Includes tables, figures and annexes