Indispensable, even mandatory for children during ski lessons, choosing a good ski helmet is essential when getting kitted out. Size, ventilation, with or without a visor ... follow the guide when choosing your ski helmet.

1. Size

To get your helmet size, use a tape measure to measure your head size, passing well above the ears, eyebrows at the front and the widest part of the skull at the back (on the occiput). The objective is to measure the circumference of the skull at its largest point.

Tip: If you don't have a tape measure, just take a piece of tape or a long lace, place around your head and then measure with a ruler.

2. Ventilation

To aerate and wick away moisture:

Choose ventilation for ski helmet

ACTIVE VENTILATION Ability to manually close the ventilation holes.

Active ventilation for ski helmet

OPTIMAL VENTILATION More than 8 ventilation holes:

Optimal ventilation for ski helmet

PASSIVE VENTILATION No option to adjust the ventilation

Passive and good ventilation for ski helmet

GOOD VENTILATION Between 2 and 8 ventilation holes

3. Lightness

Helmets are increasingly lightweight so you can forget about them once on your head.


Normal lightweight ski helmet

More than 520g in adult size L: NORMAL LIGHTWEIGHT

Very lightweight ski helmet

From 360g to 450 in adult size L VERY LIGHTWEIGHT

L ightweight ski helmet

From 450g to520 g in adult size L LIGHTWEIGHT

4. Visor

Ski helmet without visor

WITHOUT VISOR If you choose a ski helmet without a visor, we recommend wearing a ski mask that will work better with your helmet than just sunglasses.

Ski helmet equipped with visor

WITH VISOR Some helmets are equipped with a visor which replaces the ski mask. If you wear glasses normally, we recommend this model, which offers increased comfort.

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