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9 Best Ski Helmets To Protect Your Head On The Hill

A ski helmet is a crucial piece of kit in keeping you safe and looking good on those crystalline slopes. Here are our top picks.

9 Best Ski Helmets To Protect Your Head On The Hill


A ski helmet is, without a doubt, the most important item you need to have with you when you’re going skiing or snowboarding. While it’s also imperative you arm yourself with a jacket, some gloves, and some goggles, a ski helmet is the only thing that can truly minimise your chances of injury.

The majority of resorts won’t let you step foot into your boots without having one, but you’ll often see that one guy who thinks he’s invincible. And of course, if you want to dabble in a spot of après-ski, then you’re definitely going to want to wear a ski helmet for the inevitable tipsy slalom back to the bottom of the slopes.

Here’s What We’re Looking For:

  • MIPS – stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. It’s been developed by brain surgeons and scientists, and is an added layer fitted to helmets to help reduce rotational forces applied to your head in crashes
  • Fit – comfortable and snugly fit on your head
  • In-Mould Construction – highly resistant to cracks from impacts and they allow for larger vents to be integrated too, improving airflow and keeping your head cool
  • Weight – lightweight to enhance comfort 
  • Chin strap and fastening – helmets with Fidlock buckles can be operated with one hand and without looking. All you need to do is slide the opposing pieces together and they’ll remain securely in place until you need to take it off
  • Design and style – Choose your style preference but consider a helmet with a removable liner for easy cleaning 
  • Goggle compatibility – to enable a seamless fit and prevent any gaps
  • Audio compatibility – if you enjoy listening to music while skiing
  • Durability – to withstand impact and regular use 

Investing in some serious head protection is absolutely vital and should really be your first port of call when stocking up on ski and snowboard gear.

TIP: To determine the ideal ski helmet size, measure your head’s circumference at its widest part, convert the measurement to inches if initially in centimetres (by dividing by 2.54), and refer to manufacturers’ size listings, typically covering a range of head sizes.

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