Find the right helmet for you this season
Helmets have become more and more commonplace in resorts as awareness for the potential damage of head traumas has risen. With many resorts making helmets compulsory on the slopes, especially for children, you are now in the minority if you don’t have a helmet.
Despite helmets all being tested to the same safety standards to comply with European standards, the designs and features of helmets can vary greatly. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when buying a new helmet is the fit. Just like ski boots, each manufacturer will have its own last for helmets where you may fit a totally different helmet to another rider despite being the same size.
It’s important too to make sure your helmet sits flush to your goggles, read our guide to the year’s best goggles here.
This year more than ever manufacturers are paying attention to the potential damages of oblique impacts on the brain. To combat this, many snow helmets will now come equipped with MIPS, short for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. MIPS is a low friction layer that sits between the lining and hard shell of a helmet which reduces the rotational forces on the brain during an impact.
As we have highlighted above, the best way to find your best helmet is to head to a store and try on a few different models. The Ski Club did just that when we visited Snow+Rock’s flagship London store in Covent Garden to give our readers a heads up on the best helmets of 2019.