At Alpine Beach, we’ve got a huge range of ski helmets online and instore for you to choose from. We have over 40 years’ experience in the snow sports industry, and we want to help you get the most out of your skiing adventure.
What to Look for in Ski Helmets
Whether you want to keep it simple or go for a top of the range helmet, there’s a couple of things you should look out for:
Technologies such as MIPS which help absorb shockwaves and protect your brain from rotational falls.
Lining – Often removable and washable the helmet lining can make the helmet more comfortable when wearing . Some liners are moisture wicking, drawing sweat from your head when you get hot.
Fit – This is probably the most important thing to look out for. Having a helmet that doesn’t fit can be dangerous. It should fit snug around the head . Some helmets have easy fit adjustments to make sure that fit is really dialled in.
Temperature control – Being too hot or too cold can affect your concentration, which isn’t great when you’re skiing. Removable ear flaps can protect your ears from the cold or can be taken away on warmer days. Vents are a great way of controlling the temperature as they allow air in and out of the helmet, so your head has some room to breathe and can be adjusted throughtout the day as weather conditions change.
Comfort – As well as safety, comfort is important too. You’re going to be wearing your helmet for long periods of time, so you want to make sure you’re comfortable wearing it. Having an uncomfortable helmet can decrease your concentration which can increase your risk of injury.
Price – As with anything, a higher price often means higher quality. Maybe it’s got better materials or added extras. You have to ask yourself ‘how much is my head worth?’
How Often Should You Replace Your Ski Helmet?
It’s recommended that you replace your ski helmet every five years if they haven’t sustained any damage. Ski helmets are designed to take more than one minor hit; however, manufacturers suggest that you should replace it right away if you’re involved in a crash or your helmet has visible damage. If there’s damage to your helmet, it affects the shock absorption which means it will offer much less protection. Make sure to check your helmet thoroughly before skiing and after any fall. Dropping your helmet lightly shouldn’t cause any issues, but you should check it over anyway, just in case.
Come into our store in Erina NSW if you have any questions about ski helmets in Australia, or we can ship any of our products straight to your door, no matter where you are in the world.