This is a notice for FIS coaches and athletes.  Below is the Crash Helmet rule (according to Article 6 in the FIS Equipment Rule book).  Please familiarize yourselves with this rule.

"The use of crash helmets is compulsory for all ski racing events. Only helmets whose shell and padding cover the head and ears are permitted. The national Ski Associations and PSO’s are advised to provide their teams with only crash helmets that satisfy the minimum requirements and which have been certified by recognized institutes. Helmets with spoilers or edges that stick out are not permitted. Helmets must show a smooth top surface for safety reasons. Helmets used in FIS Snowsports shall be specifically designed and manufactured for the particular discipline and shall bear a CE mark and conform to recognized and appropriate standards such as CEH.Din 1077, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS 98, etc."

Note that Start Referees will be checking helmets at all FIS races to make sure they meet these criteria.  If you have questions concerning helmets or other FIS equipment rules, please email Gerry Rinaldi (FIS TD & Western FIS TD Coordinator) at This is a link to send an Email. grinaldi25@yahoo.ca

Here is an example of a helmet that DOES meet the FIS Equipment Rules criteria:

This is an example of a helmet that meets the criteria stated in Article 6 of the FIS Equipment Rules.    

 

Here is an example of a helmet that DOES NOT meet the FIS Equipment Rules criteria:

This is an example of a helmet that does NOT meet the criteria stated in Article 6 of the FIS Equipment Rules.