Its Easy to Choose a Snow and Ski Helmet If You Know What to Look For

Looking for that one helmet that makes you enjoy the ski experience more is a worthy cause. Most of your life is spent working somewhere or looking for something. But, when you go to that ski mountain trail or walk in the snow, you need to find a helmet that really makes you smile. Not something you get because it was suggested. A helmet you get because you want to have the best moment you can have. The snow brings out the child in you. Bring that fun and go happy person back to the Sun. Wear the best ski helmets you can find. Ways to choose the best helmet is listed below.


Know What Type of Ski Helmet You Need

You think you’re an expert at this already, but hold on and decide what snow helmet you need. Are you going for a ride down the hill or for a simple walk? If you going for a walk, you really do not need a helmet at all. A little snow might get caught in your hair but that’s ok. Only people who work in the snow and ski actually need a ski helmet. Moving on, you need to decide on whether you need a helmet with venting or not. The venting system allows you to control the cold air that comes in and out of the helmet. Choose if you want your lungs to have cold air or inside hot air. Not all ski helmets and snow helmets come with venting, which means you have to look on the product descriptions and decide if helmet is equipped with vents. That is the basics. View the other sections to learn more.

Make Sure the Helmet Provides You With Safety

Safety is something you really need to think about before you purchase a ski or snow helmet. The helmet is suppose to protect you from all hazards in the snow. You have to deal with snow falls, snow, cold air, blowing objects, bumping people, and more things that are dangerous in the snow. The snow is not a nice place. Especially, at night with the winds doubling down and the cold connecting to your inner spine. You feel very cold and become very fragile.

A helmet is needed when you go outside for long time and that helmet needs to have safety approved stamped on to it. Doesn’t matter that it say best ski helmets, you need to make sure the helmet is safety approved. Most ski helmets and snow helmets are safety approved by ASTM. ASTM, a US based company that tests ski helmets and snow helmets to provide consumers a proper snow gear. The ASTM sticker should be on the inside of the snow or ski helmets. Most ski and snow helmets have that sticker on them. Make sure the best ski helmets you find have the ASTM sticker on them as well.

Additionally, look at the reviews for each of the helmets you see online and offline. You need to know if they actually work. The reviews often tell the truth when it comes to helmets. People mostly don’t lie when it comes to something connected to gear protection.

Winter Activities

winteractivities_photoA variety of skiing, snowboarding & snow-shoeing options radiate from the lodge like spokes from hub canvassing the 40 square kilometers (10,000 acres) of terrain at elevations above and below the lodge.The small group sizes have a lesser impact on the vast selection of land and the area has yet to be skied-out. Sentry’s seemingly endless ski zones vary according to the conditions and guest desires; steep and deep glades, mellow alpine bowls, stunning scenic ridge tours or ski summits of local peaks including Sentry Mountain itself. Groups are still exploring new areas and finding new ski lines. Come up, explore and name a new run!

Due to the seemingly endless powder supply and ridgeline tours, alpine touring and telemark skiing are main winter activities. Snowboarders with approach skis or split-boards are welcome to join these groups. There are also options for snow-shoeing and Nordic XC Touring.s

“Winter storms consistently dump dry flakes to cover your tracks. Snow


shoers can spend all week jogging through meadows and climbing to ridges.”

Kimberly Lisagor – Outside Magazine’s Premier 100 Adventure Lodges.

lodgelocationSentry Mountain Lodge is located at 6,920 feet (2,110 m) in the northern Esplanade Range of the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. Its specific UTM Coordinates are 572 206 on the Natural Resources Canada Topographic Map 82 N/12 Mount Sir Sandford. This map can be purchased from Sentry and mailed to you if it is difficult to find in your region.

The lodge is perched at tree line on a small knob with views of Canadian Rocky Mountains, including Mt. Columbia, Mt. Bryce, the Columbia Icefields, from the front deck and dining room window.

  • Guess Safety

safetyBefore partaking in any winter activities at Sentry Mountain Lodge, all guests are required to participate in a theoretical and practical exercise in the use of avalanche beacons. This includes mock rescue scenarios with multiple burials. It is highly recommend that all guests practice beacon searching before arriving at the lodge in order to facilitate the efficiency of the exercise. Once the guides are confident in the skills, the group will begin skiing.

Sentry Mountain Lodge only employs guides certified by the internationally recognized Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Prior to each winter season Sentry guides and staff partake in a multi-day staff training event, setting up the lodge, exploring the terrain, recording the season start conditions and participate in mock rescue scenarios.

Each morning and evening during the season, the Sentry Guides meet to discuss daily objectives, conditions and field observations. Guides customize the daily plans by combining and assessing the forecasted weather, avalanche stability level, snow quality, field observations, and the ability-level of the participants.
Sentry Mountain Lodge is a Canadian Avalanche Association Information Exchange Member/Subscriber and Sentry guides are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association

  • Waiver of Liability

waiverphotoPrior to participating in activities with Sentry Mountain Lodge, guests are required to read and sign the release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risks and indemnity agreement. We request that you carefully read the Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims Agreement before signing. By signing this document you will waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue should you become involved in an accident. If you have any questions please call our office at 250 344-7227 or email: [email protected]

Winter Guided Waiver click here to download.

Winter Self-Guided Waiver click here to download.

The waiver must be printed, read, signed, witnessed and faxed back to the Sentry office prior to your arrival in Golden.