The best ski helmets of 2023

Welcome to a special feature of the FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide. Zoom on the best ski helmets of the year. Click here to explore the entire 2023 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide.


The beloved Fornix is ​​now updated to include the MIPS system to protect skiers from rotational impacts when falling. Featured here in collaboration with Protect our Winters and snowboarder Jeremy Jones, the Fornix MIPS POW JJ will have 10% of its proceeds from every sale donated to POW’s environmental initiatives. This low profile helmet comes in a subtle matte green color and offers an adjustable ventilation and dial fit system for the ideal feel.

Ready Circus X

The Cirque X has the most ventilation of all Pret’s helmets, ideal for skiers who find it hard to cool off or those who often walk to win their turns. Built with Pret’s exclusive Haleo antimicrobial EPS liner, impact protection zones and MIPS, it’s clear this helmet is a top choice for ski patrollers and mountain operations year after year. The light weight and low profile make it utilitarian, while the color combinations that change every year keep it looking fresh.

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anon Oslo WaveCel

This helmet’s WaveCel safety technology is inspired by the crumple zone of a car, designed to absorb the shock of a crash with an intricate network of cells that crack upon impact and divert rotational forces away of your head. The combination of a lightweight polycarbonate shell with an EPS liner creates a low-profile, micro-adjustable helmet that fits beautifully, and the 10-Vent Airflow System draws cool air in through the front of the helmet. helmet and moisture on the back.

Igniter Sweet Protection 2Vi

The Igniter 2Vi is almost too good at his job. The first line of defense begins with an injection molded shell based on the geometry of the human skull for the best possible fit; four different foam densities then surround your dome to protect it from direct impact and finally a dual MIPS protection system, laminated directly to the liner, provides exponentially better protection against rotational impacts. Featured in eight different colors this season, the Igniter 2Vi represents safety at its finest…guaranteed to put all moms to sleep soundly.

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Scott 2 Plus symbol

Scott’s Symbol Plus 2 helmet features an updated shape with a significantly lower profile than before, ideal for skiers looking for looks as much as protection. MIPS technology is standard – your brain will thank you – and Pure Sound pads are designed to maximize your auditory awareness on the mountain. Active ventilation and a two-way fit system complete the package, providing customizable comfort wherever your skis take you.

Bollé Eco Atmos

Bolle’s first sustainability-focused helmet design uses recycled and bio-based materials in the liner, straps, dividers, shell and pads for a completely eco-friendly design. Equipped with an adjustable liner, dial fit system and eight adjustable vents, the Eco Atmos focuses on comfort, fit and temperature regulation. Designed for skiers who like to give back to Mother Nature, while simultaneously cutting corners in Her storms.

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SPY+ Galactic MIPS

The skate-inspired Galactic MIPS features a durable ABS shell, passive ventilation and two removable visors that let you choose your own style. Although it’s available in eight colors this year, perhaps the most eye-catching will be the three Neon POP colors: Neon Yellow, Neon Pink and Teal. These throwback combos are meant to inject some color into your day; challenge you to add some flavor to your ski wardrobe.

Giro Tenaya Spherical

Giro’s all-new Tenaya Spherical helmet combines style and protection with hybrid construction, adjustable ventilation, super-comfortable plush lining and a dial fit system; basically, this headset has it all. Aimed at women with smaller heads and designed to be your everyday go-to, the Tenaya comes in four colors and comes in sizes small and medium.

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Blacksmiths Summit

The triple-certified Summit is the ultimate option for backpacking, backcountry, and mountaineering-focused adventures. Its lightweight design, external elastic loops for bag attachment, integrated headlamp strap and beanie/cap compatibility allow this helmet to meet your needs in extreme high mountain scenarios. The Summit also features Smith’s new Flexible Fit System, which not only allows for a custom fit, but also collapses into the helmet for simplified packing.