Kids Ski Helmets

As crucial as snug-fitting boots, ski helmets are an absolute must for your kids. Now compulsory for children in certain resorts, including the whole of Italy and the Tyrol region of Austria, kids helmet use is up to 97% in Switzerland.

Thankfully, kids ski helmets look the part too, with helmets by Anon, Bern, Giro and Pro-Tec leading the way. This includes junior versions of manufacturers' best-selling adult helmets, ensuring there is no compromise on performance. Our range also incorporates some of the coolest colours and designs on the slopes. The vast majority of our range of kids snow helmets feature adjustable fit systems.

Whatever you're after in a lid for your budding snow lover we've got you covered. For more information and advice on ski helmets, check out our ski helmet guide. Also check out our range of kids ski goggles!

The most vital concern for kids helmets is safety. To save you the trouble of ensuring you're buying the right kind of protective wear for your child, we only stock snow helmets that meet industry standards for safety and protection on the snow.

Helmet Guide - Construction Technology

Ski helmets can be split up into two main construction methods - hardshell and in-mold. The majority of kids helmets use hardshell construction but a few models use in-mold. There are some key differences between the two, so here's a summary.

Helmet Guide - Hardshell Construction

Hardshell

The tougher of your two options, hardshell helmets use an extremely strong thermoplastic for the outer shell called ABS. A thick, rigid, impact-absorbing foam called EPS (expanded polystyrene) is then bolted on to the ABS shell.

  • Lower profile
  • Less ventilation
  • Durable - can withstand multiple, softer impacts

Helmet Guide - In-Mold Construction

In-Mold

The lighter choice, in-mold helmets use a PC (polycarbonate) shell and fuse it to an EPS liner. Owing to the high strength-to-weight ratio of the PC shell, more ventilation channels can be opened up in the foam.

  • Lightweight
  • More ventilation
  • Protects against one hard impact

Helmet Guide - Fitting Technology

One of the most important things to consider when buying a helmet for your child is the fit. Don't get caught up on buying a helmet that has lots of "room to grow." Your child's head won't grow that quickly, and it's better to go for a helmet that fits perfectly right now! Thanks to a range of increasingly common fit systems, it's now easier than ever to get a comfortable, safe product. Want more general advice on how to fit your helmet? Consult our helpful helmet fitting guide.

Helmet Guide - Strap Fit System

Strap System

The simplest fitting system. An elasticated band at the rear of the helmet stretches out to cradle the head securely.

Helmet Guide - Dial Fit System

Dial System

One of the most common options today, dial-actuated mechanisms let you crank in the perfect fit. Righty-tightey, lefty-loosey. It's that simple!

Helmet Guide - Ventilation Technology

Prone towards getting a little hotheaded, even in the sub-zero weather? Don't want to be left out in the cold with brain freeze? Consider which type of helmet ventilation will leave your child feeling most comfortable.

Helmet Guide - Passive Ventilation

Passive

Simple and effective. Passive ventilation channels are made by tunnels cut through the helmet shell and liner. Cold air enters through the front of the helmet and is exhausted through the rear to stop you from overheating.

Helmet Guide - Active Ventilation

Active

The ventilation channels are the same, but a sliding mechanism gives you more control over just how much air travels through. Some systems only switch between an open and closed position while others while adjust to everything in between.

The most important consideration when purchasing a helmet is the fit. If a helmet doesn't fit correctly, it may not perform properly in the event of an accident. Follow these four steps to make sure you find the right helmet for you before you hit the powder!

1) MEASURE YOUR HEAD

Measure your head
Simply wrap a fabric tape measure around your head, just above the eyebrows to gain the circumference of your head. This measurement should be in centimetres, and in a nutshell (LOL!) this is your helmet size!

2) TRY IT ON

Try it on
While pulling outward on the straps place the front edge of the helmet just above your brow and roll the helmet onto your head from front to back. Try to position the helmet level above your eyebrows.

3) HOW DOES IT FEEL?

How does it feel?
With the chinstrap fastened, try to gently roll the helmet off your head in both a front-to-back and side-to-side direction. If the skin on the user's forehead moves as you roll the helmet, the user has a good fit.

4) THE GOGGLE TEST

The goggle test
Make sure your goggles are fitting properly while wearing the helmet. Look out for gaps between the helmet and goggles, and make sure the goggles are not being pushed down onto your nose.

KIDS - It may sound obvious, but get a helmet that fits! We hear a lot of parents telling us they want to buy a helmet that will last a few years. A helmet that is too loose is not going to be safe and can actually be dangerous. Kids' heads grow relatively slow so it is better to get one that fits today. Equally, more and more helmets have adjustable fit systems, so you should be able to get a few trips out of one lid. The only time you may want to go for a slightly larger one is if their head is right in-between sizes.