Every day, Curated Winter Sports experts recommend ski and snowboard helmets to riders and skiers gearing up to head out on the slopes. This list brings together their top recommended helmets. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Want to make sure you find the perfect helmet for your next trip? Talk to a Winter Sports Expert here on Curated to get free, personalized recommendations on the right helmet for your needs.
- Smith Scout MIPS Helmet
- Smith Mission MIPS Helmet
- Smith Holt Helmet
- Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet
- Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet
- Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet
- Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Smith Level MIPS Helmet
Smith Scout MIPS Helmet
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.
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.
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!
Smith Mission MIPS Helmet
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!
Smith Holt Helmet
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!
Advanced ABS construction for increased impact protection and all-around durability. Quality made gear from Smith always!
Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet
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.
Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet · Women's
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.
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.
Lightweight, warm, safe, and comfortable - what more could you want in a helmet?
Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet
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.
This helmet will ensure your head is protected, while MIPS offers multi-impact protection from badly angled impacts. Comfortable, ventilated and super durable.
Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's
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.
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)!
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.
Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet
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!
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · Women's
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.
Most any weather, it breathes really well with the dual-zone vent system, but holds heat when you need it.
Great, warm and comfortable lightweight helmet!! Adjustable vents for personalized comfort.
Smith Level MIPS Helmet
Smith helmets are really comfortable and have a lot of good ventilation, and fit pretty much every pair of goggles.
Giro Neo MIPS Helmet
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!
Smith Scout Helmet
This a no frills helmet that will keep your head safe! Smith is a brand you can trust at a price point that works for newer skiers.
Smith Maze Helmet
Someone looking for something simple, comfortable and light to stay out on the hill all day. Simple design and a sleek look.
Awesome product from Smith for your dome. Sleek look, so lightweight you'll forget it's up there!
Keeping your brain inside your skull, and looking good while doing it!
Giro Trig MIPS Helmet
A stylish yet simple design that will keep you safe and is still comfortable all day!
K2 Phase MIPS Helmet
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!
Protecting your brain! MIPS provides added protection from weird angled spills.
POC Obex MIPS Helmet
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.
Anon Raider 3 Helmet
This is a skate inspired helmet that can be used for skating as well as skiing. It has removable ear pads, cold weather lining, and goggle clip. It features an injection-molded ABS exterior for long lasting durability and strength.
Giro Jackson MIPS Helmet
Modern Profile with new Passive Aggressive Venting system inspired by aerodynamic airflow of high-end autos. Discreet yet powerful, this system manages airflow and temperature while in motions riding or standing. Brim to protect goggles from exes snow build up. This also features MIPS Multi directional impact protections. Removable ear pads and goggles retailer.
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".
Very lightweight helmet that boasts some nice features: discreet ventilation, MIPS protection, and removable goggle holder.
POC Fornix MIPS Helmet
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.
Anon Rodan MIPS Helmet
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.
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.
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.
K2 Diversion MIPS Helmet
InMold Shell Construction to further reduce impact forces along with MIPS. Adjustable ventilation on top and back.
Atomic Savor Helmet
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.
Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet
The overall profile is insanely lightweight, fidlock latch, removable earpieces, and the BOA 360 system. This thing is packed with vents to keep everything super comfortable, not too hot and not too cold. The Wavecel tech is a collapsible lightweight gel layer that absorbs, glides, and redistributes an impact.
BOA adjustability for perfect fit
WaveCel for impact resistance
Fidlock snap helmet buckle uses magnets so you can buckle with one hand even with gloves on
Compatible with audio accessories
Giro Emerge Spherical Helmet
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)
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.
K2 Meridian Helmet · Women's
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.
Giro Avera MIPS Helmet · Women's
Recommended for skiing. This helmet has the MIPS safety rating to keep you safe on the slopes. It also has an adjustable band to get that perfect fit right out of the box.
Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet
MIPS is the newest and best neck and head protection - do not purchase a helmet without it - the helmet frame separates from the liner so that your neck does not get twisted in a way it should not.
K2 Emphasis Helmet · Women's
This helmet will be super warm and has all the safety technology you need.
Bern Macon 2.0 MIPS Helmet
This helmet is super stylish and provides maximum protection at a great price point. With MIPS certification you know this helmet is one of the best bang for your buck options out there.
Smith Scout Jr. MIPS Helmet · Kids'
All the best features; adjustable ventilation, goggle venting to prevent fog, self adjusting fit system, MIPS protection, and overall just a nice lightweight, non-bulky fit!
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