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The latest in fashionable skiwear: safety helmets

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Matt Sharp, Courtney Eckhoff, and Johanne Skelley sport their helmets as they ride the chairlift up to the summit at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. (Photo by Mikaela Conley/CNS)

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“Style” and “fashion” never used to be words associated with ski helmets, but that’s changing as helmets have gone from clunky to cool. Safety isn’t the motivation—helmets have never been a required safety feature of the ski ensemble—but it’s an added benefit to a hip head accessory.