I used today as an example for my son on why I always make him wear a helmet as well even though that vast majority of his friends don't. Helmet or no riding, that's my family rule on the slopes.
Plus the fact that I really have to get back to defensive riding again. I'm typically super careful with my head being on a swivel but perhaps I got a little cocky after successfully landing several jumps and hitting some boxes for the first time in a long time!
I typically avoid the weekends here in MN because I feel the hills are too small from the amount of people crowding on them. I almost feel like it's a dang obstacle course out there.
I suppose that gives me all the more reason to take a mental day off from work and go boarding during the middle of the week.
Thanks for the responses so far!