You should wear a helmet when you ski. Helmets help reduce the severity of a range of injuries like skull fractures and lacerations.
A helmet may even save your life one day, if you fall and hit your head on a rock, a tree or on a hard icy slope.
As soon as you decide, that skiing is for you, you should buy your own helmet because you never know, what rental helmets have been put through.
Below you can read about five good helmets for skiing. All helmets live up to the ASTM F 2040 and/or CE EN 1077 standards.
1. Giro Ledge Mips
GIRO Ledge MIPS is the MIPS version of the classic skate-style hardshell ski helmet.
Helmets with MIPS have a low-friction layer on the inside. The outer shell moves on top of this layer in case of an impact. The effect is a reduction and redirection of the energy caused by the impact.
The helmet has a slim look to it and isn’t bulky on the sides.
The helmet is easy to adjust due to the Auto Loc 2 fit system.
The earpads will fit most earbuds, and you can remove the earpads if gets warm.
The venting system is designed so that your goggles won’t fog if you align the stack vent in the helmet with the vent in your goggles.
If you don’t wear goggles it is also possible to remove the goggles retainer.
All-in-all this a good quality good looking helmet with MIPS for a very reasonable price. Buy now.
2. WILDHORN Drift Snow Helmet
WILDHORN Drift Snow Helmet is a basic ski helmet with a very nice slim design. And it’s light on the head too weighing just about 510 grams (18 ounces). And the liner is very comfy.
The Drift Snow ski helmet comes with adaptable air vents, so you can tweak the airflow and keep your head from sweating.
If you like to hear music, while you ski, the ear pads are audio system compatible. If it gets hot, you can remove the ear flaps as well.
The helmet doesn’t come with MIPS or similar technology, but it’s a basic and solid helmet at a great price. And it’s the official snow helmet of Olympian Ashley Caldwell. Buy now.
3. SMITH OPTICS Holt
SMITH OPTICS Holt is a convertible helmet that works equally well on the slopes and in the skate parks.
Though the helmet looks pretty basic in its’ design from the outside, it comes with a lot of options for adjusting it to your liking. It comes with a removable goggles lock, a convertible pad kit for all-season use.
The helmet has an excellent ventilation system, that generates airflow from 14 vents. Hot air is ventilated from the back of the helmet, while still maintaining a sealed front, so your forehead won’t get cold.
The air ventilation system is designed to work together with goggles, to keep fog from building on the inside of your lenses.
If you like to hear music, the liner has zippers to put your speakers in.
Whether you like to ski, skate or do both, this a versatile helmet with a reasonable price tag. Buy now.
4. SMITH OPTICS Maze
SMITH OPTICS Maze is one of the lightest helmets on the market at only 330 grams (11.0 ounces). And it comes in a lot of cool designs.
The low-profile in-mold shell is made from polycarbonate, and it comes with an EPS liner, which allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.
The helmet comes with a minimalist self-adjusting fit system, 9 vents for good airflow, and removable goggle lock and ear pads. The latter are earbuds compatible.
The Smith Optics Maze is truly a minimalist helmet, with a nice clean design, which gets the job done. Buy now.
The Smith Optics Maze is also available in an affordable MIPS version, which will add approximately 100 grams (3.5 ounces) to the weight of the helmet. So even with MIPS, it is still a very light helmet. Buy the MIPS version.
5. LUCKY BUMS Snow Sports Helmet
LUCKY BUMS Snow Sports Helmet is a really nice looking helmet, which features a design somewhere in the middle between a skate-style helmet and a more traditional ski helmet.
The external cap is made from strong ABS material, which acts as a strong resistance to physical impacts from sharp objects, knocks,
The EPS liner is made from expanded polystyrene foam and designed to absorb impact, while still securing a good airflow.
The fabric liner is made from moisture wicking hypoallergenic fabric.
The helmet also features a dial lock adjustment strap for making micro adjustments to secure a perfect fit. Buy now.
I hope you find this list useful. Happy skiing and be safe!