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Hey, I'm starting to ski this year, I've always wanted to.  I'm going to be doing the ski and snowboard club at my high school, and I need a little help with my gear.  Helmets are required, and I don't know which one to get.  I heard that a normal skateboarding helmet would be okay, but I'm not sure.  I'd rather just use a skateboarding helmet because it looks like it would be a lot more comfortable.  If you think I should just get a ski helmet, which one (links?)?  Also, do you wear winter hats underneath your helmet?

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I have both ski and skateboard helmets myself.  Ski helmets tent to line up with goggles better so the goggles aren't as likely to fog up or smash down your nose.   Of course, any helmet that stays on snug is probably better than none.  What are you doing for the rest of your gear, renting?  Many areas also rent helmets.

 

Regardless, once you get out there and moving you will probably forget you have the helmet on because you will be having so much fun.  Enjoy

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Hey, I'm starting to ski this year, I've always wanted to.  I'm going to be doing the ski and snowboard club at my high school, and I need a little help with my gear.  Helmets are required, and I don't know which one to get.  I heard that a normal skateboarding helmet would be okay, but I'm not sure.  I'd rather just use a skateboarding helmet because it looks like it would be a lot more comfortable.  If you think I should just get a ski helmet, which one (links?)?  Also, do you wear winter hats underneath your helmet?



winter hats under your helmets..

 

if your worried about steeze yes (which is actually a big fat no)

 

for fit, performance warmth, ventilation fit the helmet with out a hat underneath.

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Welcome to Epic. Bushwackerin always talks like that. Ski helmets are for higher impact forces than skateboarders' helmets. (and possible penetration.) Super comfortable if you get one that fits. Since each of us has a different head, links or recs don't much help. Look for one that doesn't have much play if you try to rock it back and forth, but not so tight it'll produce a pressure headache. Which means, go to a ski shop and try several brands. Nope, you won't need a hat underneath; will be way too hot (in fact, look for helmets with vents). 

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Purpleninja,

 

What beyond said.  When you try on the helmet, try on the goggles too.  Don't get them crazy dark either.  If you live where it is insanely cold like New England.  It isn't a bad idea to get a very thinm helmet liner/balaclava. 

 

Welcome to epic,

Ken

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Thank you very much for all the help.  I do actually live in New England.  New Hampshire to be somewhat precises lol.  Where do you guys suggest I buy a helmet (or all of my gear for that matter)?  A ski and skate sale?  A chain store?  The resort?  Online?  Where?

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I actually just started wearing my helmet with a hat underneath for the first time this year and much to my delight, it's both more comfortable and warmer!  My complaint previously was air getting between the ear flap and my ear, but no more with the hat underneath.  It's a Smith helmet.  They make cool helmets.  So do Giro and ProTec.

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