Are Helmets Required At Breckenridge? Sometimes. When skiing on your own or with friends helmets are not required, but highly recommended. Children participating in Ski & Ride School lessons are required to wear a helmet. Related articles How Much Does It Cost To Rent Equipment? Where Do I Store My Skis And Snowboard? Equipment Rentals Will rentals have limited availability during the holidays? How Do I Determine My Skier Type?