It seems that the ski industry is nearly to the point where it's uncool not to rock a helmet on the hill... quite a far cry from when we first saw them appear on the scene.

Helmet design has come a long way in that time, too. Lightweight without giving up any protective factors or compromising on comfort, today's helmet technology sure makes it easy to take that extra step toward safety. 

With more and more people wearing them and talk of helmet requirements and laws constantly cropping up, you might as well be styling in that safe zone. But on the flip side, there's no need to play it safe when it comes to helmet style, and these 7 models from Smith, Salomon, Atomic and Bern provide hardheaded proof of that.