The International Ski Federation (FIS) has specific guidelines regarding ski racing helmets. Generally, ski race helmets have some type of ear coverage. Depending on the race discipline, the ear protection may be hard-shell or soft ear flaps. Also, a ski racing helmet must have a smooth surface and conform to certain institutional safety and impact standards.
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If you're ski racing, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has specific guidelines regarding ski racing helmets. In general, ski race helmets have some type of ear coverage. Depending on the race discipline the ear protection may be hard-shell or soft ear flaps. Also, a ski racing helmet must have a smooth surface and conform to certain institutional safety and impact standards.
The specific safety standards are slightly different for alpine competition, ski jumping, and other disciplines. For example, soft ear protection is only permitted for helmets used in Slalom. Some race disciplines and governing organizations require a chin bar. Helmets used in competitive ski racing need to meet certain minimum safety standards, such as the CE EN 1077 and/or ASTM 2040. The helmet requirements vary depending on the race governing organization and the race discipline. For that reason, we recommend that you consult the safety equipment guidelines of the sponsoring organization for the race(s) where you plan to compete.
Whether you're about to enter your first ski race or are an experienced competitor, you'll find a great selection of top quality ski race helmets, ski knee pads, ski padded shorts and pants, and other ski protective gear ready for delivery. We offer a great selection from brands you trust, like POC, Uvex, Briko, Giro, and more. We stand behind every product we sell and will work together with you to get you the right ski helmet. Every product you order is in-stock, free economy shipping same day, and no hassle returns on your next ski racing helmet.
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