I never wanted to buy a helmet to ski in my whole life. After just missing my head smashing into a tree in the woods of sugarbush I realized it was time. After doing my research I picked the Smith Variant Brim. First off the helmet looks pretty good which put me at ease because I always associated helmets with gapers. It feels even better, the BOA system really sinches down around your head and it fits great! As for warmth it is amazing. I was in zero degree weather and had the vents wide open. It really holds heat in well and does vent great when needed. I have already recommended this helmet to my friends!