Ross Hewitt

What trends have you noticed in your backcountry community? In Europe are starting to see many brands dictate that their athletes were helmets and to meet the demands of the backcountry skier, dual rated helmets have arrived on the market (meeting the standards EN12492 for mountaineering and EN1077 skiing). With wider skis allowing us to tour right from the first snowfall, protecting ourselves from the sharks has to be a good thing, right?