These days, kids ski helmets are as basic a part of a ski equipment package as boots, poles, and skis. They are no longer something only the most over protective parent makes their child wear. You would be hard pressed to find a kid on the slopes these days that doesn’t wear a ski helmets. Now, it didn’t used to be that way. Things used to be much different.
You know, I was probably the first kid to wear a helmet when skiing. Of course, it wasn’t a ski helmet that I was wearing. No helmet manufacturers didn’t make ski helmets back then. There wasn’t a market for them. I wore a hockey helmet.
My family was living in Canada at the time and one winter, I suffered a pretty bad head injury. I crashed head first into a large Maple tree while sledding. I was riding one of those classic Flexible Flyer sleds. They still make those, you know. You can buy them online. Check it out.
So I was on this sled, lying on my stomach, head first down the hill. I took a sharp turn and crashed straight into the tree. Next thing I knew I was in the hospital with stitches in my head. I had “cracked my head open” was how the doctor put it.
From that day on, when I was doing some sort of winter sport, be it skiing, sledding, ice hockey, etc., my parents made me wear the helmet. I didn’t really mind it and it didn’t last too long. Eventually, as I got a bit older, and a bit more under control, the helmet went away and was not replaced.
I guess that was because once the initial shock of the injury wore off, my parents just fell in line with the trend at the time, which was that no one wore helmets. Especially when skiing. It wasn’t my parents fault. That was just a sign of the times. Heck, we didn’t wear seat belts back then either.
Kids Ski Helmets in the Modern World
So times have changed, and definitely for the better as well. Kids ski helmets are as common as snow flakes on a ski trail. Helmets in general, for that matter, are more common than ski hats.
If you are looking for a ski helmet for your child, keep in mind that kids ski helmets are different than adult helmets. They are smaller, lighter, and, most importantly, often come in fun colors and/or graphics. Most adult helmets are pretty boring, but kids ski helmets can be pretty fun.
The idea is to make wearing the helmets more appealing. It isn’t all that necessary these days as kids are pretty much used to wearing helmets for most gravity sports. So it doesn’t take much persuading to get them to wear, and keep wearing, a ski helmet, but if it can be fun, make it so.
Buying Kids Ski Helmets Online
There are a lot of places that you can buy kids ski helmets, if you live in a city with local ski shop. Sometimes they can be a little difficult to find, especially if skiing isn’t really a local sport.
You can also buy kids ski helmets online and the best place to so is on Amazon. They have a great selection of the latest helmets as well as models from years past. Amazon prices tend to be the lowest and often you can score a helmet with free 2 day shipping with an Amazon Prime membership.
With this option, it is pretty much a no brainer. You can save yourself the time it takes to hunt all over town for a helmet by shopping from the comfort of home.
If you are worried about sizing a fit, don’t be too concerned. Most kids ski helmets are one size fits all with an adjustment system for a snug and comfortable fit.
Check out some of my favorite kids ski helmets currently available online at Amazon:
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