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Most Recommended Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
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Helmets are essential for making sure you stay safe on the mountain. But it can be hard to know which one is best for you. Check out this list of Curated experts' most recommended ski and snowboard helmets, and then make sure to chat with an expert so they can help you find the perfect helmet for you.

Result summary
  1. Smith Scout MIPS Helmet · 2021
  2. Smith Mission MIPS Helmet · 2021
  3. Smith Holt Helmet · 2022
  4. Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet · 2022
  5. Smith Vantage Women's MIPS Helmet · 2022
  6. Giro Neo MIPS Helmet · 2022
  7. Giro Trig MIPS Helmet
  8. Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet Women's · 2022
  9. Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet · 2022
  10. K2 Verdict Helmet · 2022
1
100 / 100
Smith Scout MIPS Helmet · 2021
#1 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Smith

Smith Scout MIPS Helmet · 2021

$105.00

The Smith Scout has all the features you need in a helmet without breaking the bank. It includes amazing durability, MIPS multi-directional impact protection and 8 stationary vents to allow for proper airflow through the helmet and fog free goggle experience with Smith goggles.

Snowboard Expert Gordon Heffern
Gordon Heffern
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Removable ear pieces for different fit and style options. Clean-looking brain bucket. MIPS is a technology keeping skiers and riders safe. The design is built to have the helmet and liner rattle instead of your brain.

Ski Expert Hayden Wright
Hayden Wright
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

It's a solid piece of plastic that includes the MIPS technology, which is designed to keep your brain from jiggling around too much. The Scout will protect your noggin and keep you plenty warm!

Ski Expert Henry Sheeser
Henry Sheeser
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
Level Nine Sports$105.00
2
97 / 100
Smith Mission MIPS Helmet · 2021
#2 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Smith Optic

Smith Mission MIPS Helmet · 2021

$130.00

I am a big fan of Smith helmets for their low-profile fit, venting and safety. The MIPS version is the way to go - it adds concussion protection (helmets without MIPS technically do not protect from concussions.). The Koroyd system means the helmet can have a ton of vents (3 way adjustable) but still behaves like a solid helmet in a crash. Boa-like adjustment, warm ear dealies with audio capability.

Snowboard Expert Jon Kunkler
Jon Kunkler
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

High-quality helmet from Smith with MIPS technology for ultimate protection! Full adjustable dial fit system, ventilation system, MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) to protect the noggin from any impact, and keep your brain from rattling around. Lightweight and comfortable!

Ski Expert Scot Erickson
Scot Erickson
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
Blauer Board Shop$140.00
Level Nine Sports$140.00
3
88 / 100
Smith Holt Helmet · 2022
#3 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Smith

Smith Holt Helmet · 2022

From $75.00
$80.00
Up to 6% off

This is a great helmet from Smith. It's simple, comfortable, and adjustable so that you can make it fit just right. Really works for any kind of riding and has nice smooth edges with a clean look. This helmet is durable and will last a long time!

Snowboard Expert Aniah Warne
Aniah Warne
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Advanced ABS construction for increased impact protection and all-around durability. Quality made gear from Smith always!

Snowboard Expert Arielle Busch
Arielle Busch
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
Blauer Board Shop$80.00
Level Nine Sports$80.00
4
85 / 100
Giro Ledge MIPS  Helmet · 2022
#4 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Giro

Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet · 2022

From $89.95

MIPS is a newer technology that is becoming the standard for most every helmet in actions ports. It allows the shell to rotate on the padding in a bad crash, potentially saving you from neck injury.

Ski Expert Thomas Harari
Thomas Harari
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 4, 2021
5
82 / 100
Smith Vantage Women's MIPS Helmet · 2022
#5 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Smith

Smith Vantage Women's MIPS Helmet · 2022

$270.00

MIPS is a newer technology in helmets that allows the shell to break away from the padding in a crash and helps protect against neck injuries. This is kind of the gold standard. A little pricier, but they look super slick and have good venting.

Ski Expert Thomas Harari
Thomas Harari
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Lightweight helmet from Smith. The Vantage is a comfy, goggle compatible helmet. Vents that can be opened or closed depending on the day. Removable ear pieces as well to create a custom fit. MIPS tech to keep your noggin safe.

Ski Expert Hayden Wright
Hayden Wright
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
6
79 / 100
Giro Neo MIPS Helmet · 2022
#6 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Giro

Giro Neo MIPS Helmet · 2022

$140.00

MIPS rated, lightweight in-mold construction. Dialed-in fit. Adjustable venting for temperature control. This is a sleek and stylish helmet. Comes in multiple colors!

Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
Chuck Schembre
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 29, 2021
High Mountain Sports$145.00
7
79 / 100
Giro Trig MIPS Helmet
#7 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Giro

Giro Trig MIPS Helmet

From $64.99
$130.00
Up to 50% off

A stylish yet simple design that will keep you safe and is still comfortable all day!

Snowboard Expert Dakota Gary
Dakota Gary
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Mar 25, 2022
Sidecountry Sports$130.00
High Mountain Sports$150.00
Moosejaw$64.99
8
78 / 100
Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet Women's · 2022
#8 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Smith

Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet Women's · 2022

From $130.00

Adjustable venting cools your head and prevents it from overheating while the plush, fuzzy lining keeps you comfortable and warmth all throughout the day. Very adjustable in terms of fit and temperature regulation. These utilize a special Koroyd material for cushioning which helps keep these ultra-lightweight. One of the top helmets you can find for all-around ability to protect, prevent temperature extremes from putting a damper on your day, and style your fit with a ridiculously comfortable and lightweight safety profile.

Ski Expert Wilhelm Nesterovic
Wilhelm Nesterovic
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

This is an affordable helmet with all the fun features that you could want in a helmet. It has MIPS, closeable air vents, an adjustment knob for keeping it snug, and fluffy ear muffs.

Snowboard Expert Noah Todd
Noah Todd
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Lightweight, warm, safe, and comfortable - what more could you want in a helmet?

Ski Expert Mariah Wear
Mariah Wear
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Jan 4, 2022
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
9
78 / 100
Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet · 2022
#9 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
Giro

Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet · 2022

$100.00

The MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) gives you added protection from concussions and neck injuries. Plus it is Outdoor Tech audio compatible and the venting is pretty sweet.

Snowboard Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 30, 2021

This helmet will ensure your head is protected, while MIPS offers multi-impact protection from badly angled impacts. Comfortable, ventilated and super durable.

Ski Expert Edward Clem
Edward Clem
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 30, 2021

This helmet will ensure your head is protected, while MIPS offers multi-impact protection from badly angled impacts. Comfortable, ventilated and super durable.

Ski Expert Wilhelm Nesterovic
Wilhelm Nesterovic
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 30, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
10
78 / 100
K2 Verdict Helmet · 2022
#10 in the Top 10 Ski & Snowboard Helmets of 2022
K2

K2 Verdict Helmet · 2022

$55.96
$69.95
20% off

A popular and stylish helmet from K2 with a low-profile design to negate the bobble-head look, good goggle integration, and just enough ventilation to keep the sweat from showing when you're trying to impress your friends.

Ski Expert Nathan H
Nathan H
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Honorable mentions
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · 2022
Smith

Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · 2022

$260.00

Hybrid shell that is lightweight, MIPS for brain saving technology, "Zonal Koroyd" tech coverage for energy absorbing and ventilated impact-resistant protection! Fits smith goggles perfectly. Air ventilation to cool a hot head. BOA 360 fit system for the best and most safe fit.

Snowboard Expert William Cameron
William Cameron
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Jan 3, 2022

This is a top-of-the-line helmet. It has all the best features and might be a great option for someone getting their first helmet, you'll barely know it's there.

Ski Expert Cam Baker
Cam Baker
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Jan 3, 2022
Level Nine Sports$270.00
Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet · 2022
Giro

Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet · 2022

From $100.00

Minimalistic design with high-end protection. Removable ear pads, cooling vents, and Giro's Autoloc system for precision sizing on your head!! Also equipped with MIPS technology to prevent concussions!

Ski Expert Addison Srednick(she/her)
Addison Srednick(she/her)
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Smith Level MIPS Helmet · 2021
Smith

Smith Level MIPS Helmet · 2021

$220.00

Top of the line helmet that you'll have for years. The most comfortable, adjustable and safe helmet out there. Can't go wrong.

Ski Expert Henry R.
Henry R.
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 4, 2021

Smith helmets are really comfortable and have a lot of good ventilation, and fit pretty much every pair of goggles.

Ski Expert Aaron Bandler
Aaron Bandler
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 2, 2021
Blauer Board Shop$220.00
K2 Phase MIPS Helmet
K2

K2 Phase MIPS Helmet

From $129.94

Good offering from K2. Great protection with a MIPS system but also includes K2's audio system to listen to music and ability to take phone calls!

Ski Expert Drew Eisenhower
Drew Eisenhower
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Protecting your brain! MIPS provides added protection from weird angled spills.

Snowboard Expert Diego Betts
Diego Betts
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Smith Maze Helmet · 2022
Smith

Smith Maze Helmet · 2022

$120.00

Someone looking for something simple, comfortable and light to stay out on the hill all day. Simple design and a sleek look.

Snowboard Expert Brent Saxton
Brent Saxton
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Awesome product from Smith for your dome. Sleek look, so lightweight you'll forget it's up there!

Ski Expert Hayden Wright
Hayden Wright
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Keeping your brain inside your skull, and looking good while doing it!

Ski Expert Nathan H
Nathan H
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Sep 10, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Atomic Savor Helmet · 2022
Atomic

Atomic Savor Helmet · 2022

$149.95

Built with Holo Core to give extra space to allow the helmet to take the impact instead of your head. Also has AMID (Atomic Multidirectional Impact Deflector) to help minimize rotational damage to your head.

Snowboard Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Smith Mission MIPS Helmet · 2022
Smith

Smith Mission MIPS Helmet · 2022

From $130.00

A great brain-bucket with the added protection of MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), in a stylish package and at a great price point

Ski Expert Nathan H
Nathan H
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 3, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's · 2022
Giro

Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's · 2022

$100.00

This helmet features MIPS (multi-directional impact protection system). It also features a low-profile hard shell design. This has an easy fully adjustable fit system and an easily adjustable venting system. This may not have quite as much ventilation as other options but won't break the bank.

Snowboard Expert Nathan G.
Nathan G.
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021

Has MIPS - a technology that ultimately works to reduce the amount of rotational force exerted on the wearer's head in case of a crash - to minimize risk of concussion. Also at a relatively low price (helmets are expensive)!

Ski Expert Kalo Armoutliev
Kalo Armoutliev
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021

With MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) it helps protect against concussions and neck injuries. It also has adjustable venting and designed to not fog up your goggles.

Snowboard Expert Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Anon Rodan MIPS Helmet · 2022
Anon

Anon Rodan MIPS Helmet · 2022

$179.95

Super lightweight, very clean with slight brim to keep water dripping on your goggles. Features full time venting all around. Vents in front make a path way to your goggles helping your goggles stay clear. 360 boa fit system allow you to make a tight exact fit. Earpieces are removable in case you wear a beanie or thick balaclava. Fidlock closure system is a super fast magnetically activated system which keeps the helmet secure on your head while also being very easy to use. Incorporates MIPS technology which reduces rotational force to your head incase you send it a little too hard.

Snowboard Expert Doug Nowak
Doug Nowak
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 29, 2021

The MIPS helmet mimics the brain's own protection system and lets the helmet slide relative to the head. The 360 degree BOA fit system provides micro adjustments all around the head. The buckle uses magnets to open and close it with one hand. It also has an expedition fleece liner for maximum warmth.

Ski Expert Tamara M.
Tamara M.
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 29, 2021

MIPS should be every riders go-to. It stands for multi-directional impact system and protects your brain from concussions whereas helmets that don't have helmets just prevent your head from cracking.

Snowboard Expert Alex Light
Alex Light
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
POC OBEX MIPS Helmet · 2022
POC

POC OBEX MIPS Helmet · 2022

From $137.50
$250.00
Up to 45% off

The POC OBEX MIPS Helmet is recommended for those who love to focus on the aesthetic of their gear. The multiple color choices available allow for a variation of sleek and stylish design combinations. This helmet is lightweight, has MIPS brain protection, and has plenty of ventilation. It also features a headset compatible in case you want to keep communicating with your crew when you are riding.

Snowboard Expert Sam Devney
Sam Devney
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 20, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
POC Fornix MIPS Helmet · 2022
POC

POC Fornix MIPS Helmet · 2022

$180.00

The standard entry level helmet from POC. This helmet features MIPS which disperses the rotational forces in an accident. Adjustable venting so you can decide how many airflow you have. Goggle ventilation to help prevent fogging. Removeable earpads. You get what you pay for and your head is the most important part to protect.

Snowboard Expert Heidi E
Heidi E
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Feb 15, 2022
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Smith Altus MIPS Helmet
Smith

Smith Altus MIPS Helmet

$180.00

The Smith Altus MIPS is really for any type of in bounds skier that wants an extra layer of protection while staying at a high level of comfort. It is comfortable and safe helmet due to its MIPS technology. MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System which helps reduce rotational forces you might incur during a crash by mimicking the brains own natural protection system by using a slip plane system that moves inside of the helmet. This technology will make you less prone to TBI's and concussions during those unfortunate falls.

Ski Expert Patrick Wallace
Patrick Wallace
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Adjustable vents for changing conditions, audio compatible, works well with Smith goggles to keep them vented and fog-free, and MIPS to help with rotational impacts in the event of a crash. Lightweight in-mold construction to be light on your head too!

Snowboard Expert Charles Zanon
Charles Zanon
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Super lightweight shock adsorbing helmet. MIPS brain protection. Climate control, one hand ventilation adjustment. Audio compatible ear pucks. Easy adjustment and all day comfort

Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
Chuck Schembre
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Giro Emerge MIPS  Helmet
Giro

Giro Emerge MIPS Helmet

From $140.00
$149.95
Up to 7% off

Protecting your brain! Overall, with the MIPS system, it helps to deflect any impact you might experience during a fall and allows some rotation inside & separate of the outer shell which can help reduce traumatic injuries (concussions)

Ski Expert Josef Kistler
Josef Kistler
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 4, 2021

An excellent helmet for an all-mountain skier. With the MIPS functionality, it will provide maximum protection on those frontside falls while not being overwhelming or too heavy when riding off-piste or in the backcountry.

Ski Expert Tony Karzen
Tony Karzen
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 4, 2021
Blauer Board Shop$149.95
Sidecountry Sports$140.00
Moosejaw$149.95
Bern Heist Brim MIPS  Helmet · 2021
Bern Unlimited

Bern Heist Brim MIPS Helmet · 2021

From $111.99
$149.99
Up to 20% off

Lots of vents! You can remove the liner if you prefer wear a hat under or on those warm spring days.

Snowboard Expert Katherine Winter
Katherine Winter
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021

Safe, stylish, and cool with 16 vents strategically placed around your head.

Ski Expert Savannah R
Savannah R
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Aug 2, 2021
K2 Diversion MIPS Helmet · 2022
K2

K2 Diversion MIPS Helmet · 2022

$189.95

InMold Shell Construction to further reduce impact forces along with MIPS. Adjustable ventilation on top and back.

Snowboard Expert Heidi E
Heidi E
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Jan 22, 2022
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Giro Jackson MIPS Helmet
Giro

Giro Jackson MIPS Helmet

$179.95

This helmet's got a super sleek look to it! It has MIPS technology to protect your noggin from any falls or anything that might happen on the slopes! It's super light and has what Giro calls their "Passive Aggressive Venting System".

Ski Expert Addison Srednick(she/her)
Addison Srednick(she/her)
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021

Very lightweight helmet that boasts some nice features: discreet ventilation, MIPS protection, and removable goggle holder.

Ski Expert Carl Beach
Carl Beach
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
Smith Code MIPS Helmet
Smith Optic

Smith Code MIPS Helmet

From $108.00

Not many vent options with this helmet but a great fit, BOA adjustment, and works with most any goggles!

Ski Expert Mariah Wear
Mariah Wear
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021

6 vent system that has consistent airflow, audio system compatible, and room for beanie.

Snowboard Expert Kason Mecca
Kason Mecca
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
Level Nine Sports$108.00
K2 Virtue MIPS Helmet · 2022
K2

K2 Virtue MIPS Helmet · 2022

$189.95

The hard shell allows for efficient venting and the MIPS protection is designed to reduce traumatic brain injuries. This helmet also has a 360 K2 Dialed Fit System that allows you to adjust it to your head at the twist of a dial.

Ski Expert Jon B.
Jon B.
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Nov 19, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
Giro Women's Ceva MIPS Helmet
Giro

Giro Women's Ceva MIPS Helmet

$100.00

MIPS technology provides excellent protection to the head during an impact. Adjustable vents keeps you cool when things heat up. Stack ventilation prevents goggles from fogging so you can keep on shredding. A durable low-profile hard shell doesn't feel bulky on the head.

Snowboard Expert Alex V
Alex V
Verified Snowboard Expert • Reviewed Nov 30, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
K2 Meridian Helmet · 2022
K2

K2 Meridian Helmet · 2022

$129.95

Unique brain bucket that is the light and a bike-certified ski helmet, which gives you dual play head protection all year round! Functionally tough, lined with protective EPS-foam and the comfortable full-wrap inner liner is soft, highly breathable and moisture-wicking for an elite fit all day long! The 360 fit system ensures you can adjust this helmet for the perfect fit, while the passive vent channels keep the air circulating throughout and prevent you from heating up too much. Comes with a strong goggle clip, audio compatibility.

Ski Expert Wilhelm Nesterovic
Wilhelm Nesterovic
Verified Ski Expert • Reviewed Dec 4, 2021
We haven't found this product listed elsewhere. If you find a lower price, let your expert know - we'll match it!
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