There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience. (OSRA, 2010)
The Canadian Ski Council has adopted the following policy on helmet usage:
The Canadian Ski Council recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage. The primary safety consideration, and obligation under the Alpine Responsibility Code (Appendix 1), is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner. 
Note: This is now a national policy. This policy has also been adopted by the regional ski area operator associations, including Canada West Ski Areas Association, Ontario Snow Resorts Association, Quebec Ski Areas Association and the Atlantic Ski Area Association. This policy has also been endorsed by the Canadian Ski Patrol System.
This policy has been endorsed by the following organizations: Canada West Ski Areas Association, Atlantic Ski Areas Association, Ontario Snow Resorts Association, Quebec Ski Areas Association, Canadian Ski Patrol System.