11/20/2017, Lloyd Sevack: Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) released their 2017-18 National Rules & Policies and National Competition documents that all PSOs must adhere to; this stipulates that for all ACA sanctioned Masters’ races that helmets must “be in accordance with FIS compliant rules”. ACA have interpreted that helmets must be certified to specification ASTM 2040 EN 1077 A and must pass an additional specific test under EN 1077 but at a higher speed of 6.8 m/s. Helmets that meet these requirements contain the non-removable label (under the top gel coat) reading “Conform to FIS Specifications RH 2013”. This ruling should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this decision has been looming for several years that we first communicated as early as the 2013/14 season. As this new standard has been publicized widely since then, these helmets are not difficult to find and tested to meet much higher standards than the requirements previously imposed. Additionally, if anyone is still using an old non-FIS compliant helmet, it is likely a few years old already. With weather, sun and the helmet taking hits from falls and gates, it is likely time to replace your helmet anyways. No price can be put on the safety of your brain!