It used to be that only pros and people who went off into the backcountry to do crazy stuff wore a helmet. Recreational skiers and snowboarders tended to stay away from them.
But nowadays, after some high profile celebrity accidents, media campaigns and helmets being made compulsory in snowdomes and a few resorts across the world, helmets have become a staple piece of ski and snowboard kit.
If you’ve read our piece on the facts about wearing a hemlet, you will know that while wearing a helmet could well reduce a concussion, and will save you from cuts, bruises and having to get stitches in your head.
But the fact of the matter is, people don’t really like wearing helmets, they can be really expensive, they’re not very cool, and they make your head feel massive.
So if you’re thinking about investing in some head protection, check out our top tips to make sure you buy a helmet that you’ll love forever (or, just feel indifferent about…).