Best Snow Helmets


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No matter your skill level, all winter sports athletes know the importance of protecting their heads on the slopes with a reliable and comfortable snow helmet. With so many brands, helmet types, and features to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your search. Our Winter Sports Experts compiled a list of the best ski and snowboard helmets for the season. 

1. Giro Jackson MIPS Snow Helmet

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Weight: ~ 14 oz.

Construction: In-mold

Top Reasons to Buy:

  • MIPS® equipped
  • Dial in a custom fit

Balance comfort and safety with the Giro Jackson MIPS Snow Helmet. Designed with a Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), skiers and snowboarders will enjoy enhanced protection from rotational forces thanks to this safety design. The Form 2 Fit System features an improved dial system to easily customize the helmet’s fit, even with gloves on. With these two features and the modern profile, this snow helmet is ready for the slopes.

2. Smith Code MIPS Snow Helmet

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Weight: ~15.9 oz.

Construction: In-mold

Top Reasons to Buy:

  • MIPS® equipped
  • Koroyd® construction
  • BOA® 360 Fit System

Blending together incredible technologies while offering a stylish look makes the Smith Code MIPS a must-have on our list of the best snow helmets. Combining MIPS and Koroyd® construction, this snow helmet is designed to absorb and manage energy better in order to protect your brain from injury. Plus, the material makes this helmet lightweight for comfort all day long, while the BOA® 360 Fit System ensures you have a custom, secure fit.

3. Anon Raider 3 Snow Helmet

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Weight: ~ 20.8 oz.

Construction: Endura-Shell ABS 

Top Reasons to Buy:

  • Price-point option
  • Multi-season certified
  • Durable, ding-resistant shell

If you’re starting out skiing or snowboarding, turn to the Anon Raider 3 for head protection on the slopes and beyond. With the Endura-Shell ABS construction, you’ll enjoy reliable head protection and a durable, ding-resistant shell that can be used season after season. Plus, this snow helmet is multi-season certified so you can wear it on the slopes in the winter and skatepark in the summer.

4. Oakley Mod1 MIPS Snow Helmet

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Construction: In-mold

Top Reasons to Buy:

  • MIPS® equipped
  • No-pressure ear cup
  • FIDLOCK® Buckle System

True to Oakley branding, the Mod1 MIPS Snow Helmet offers a super sleek look and maximum performance when taking on the slopes this season. Unlike other snow helmets, the Oakley Mod1 MIPS features a no-pressure ear cup for better hearing and long-lasting comfort. The MIPS® equipped safety system offers reliable head protection, while the FIDLOCK® buckle system is easier to clip the chin strap when wearing gloves.

5. Smith Mission Snow Helmet

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Weight: ~ 15.9 oz.

Construction: In-mold

Top Reasons to Buy:

  • Koroyd® construction
  • Adjustable Dial Fit System (DFS)
  • Aerocore™ design for temperature regulation

Keeping cool on the slopes means more than just style. Featuring Aerocore™ design, the Smith Mission Snow Helmet increases airflow, improves temperature regulation, and reduces fog to keep your head cool and comfortable throughout the day. With the Koroyd construction, you’ll enjoy reliable protection, while the adjustable Dial Fit System (DFS) provides a secure, custom fit. 

Ride the slopes all season long with a high-quality snow helmet loaded with stylish and convenient features. Whether you’re wanting to know more about the best ski helmet for you or wondering how to choose a snow helmet, contact a Winter Sports Expert at your nearest SCHEELS.

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