Decided recently that it might be a good idea to look into skiing helmets. And was a bit surprised to find that skiing helmets aren't designed/certified for typical skiing speeds. If you fall while going 5 - 10 mph it's probably going to work well. But it's not offering much protection when you're going 40 or 50 mph.
Reading through some of the Snell and CE standards, motorcycle helmets appear to be tested to much more stringent standards. I'm not talking about full-face or race helmets, which seem a bit heavy and restrictive for recreational skiing. But the open-face ones that look similar to skiing helmets. It might take some effort to find one that works well for skiing, but if it is offering a lot more protection for higher speed falls..
Anyway, is anyone else skiing with open-face "motorcycle" helmets? Any drawbacks other than style & being a bit heavier? Thoughts?