This season's helmets do a lot more than safeguard your skull. Heating systems, built-in headphones and GoPro mounts turn these seatbelts of skiing into entertaining necessories. Below are five of our top picks for 2013.
New materials might protect you from serious injuries—even those that don’t seem serious.
Last season, 1.3 million snow sports helmets were sold in the U.S., up three percent from the year before and 25 percent from the 2008–’09 season. Even in one of the toughest snow and retail years in recent decades, helmet sales continue to rise.
The Italian sunglass company unveils a new line of helmets and goggles at SIA.
After a three-year hiatus from the U.S. marketplace, Carrera unveiled its American line at SIA 2012. Top-of-the-line helmets include the men’s Enigma and the women’s Paradox (both $160), with M.A.S. (Multi Air System) active ventilation, seamless goggle integration and Carrera’s new Thermo Cool liner, a technical fabric designed to respond to the wearer’s heating and cooling needs.