Screw the traditionalists: Shredding’s better with a sound track. In addition to its head-defending EPS-foam liner and molded plastic shell, the well-vented POC Fornix Communication is equipped with built-in Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Plug in your phone and control the low-end heavy sound while you carve. Just remember to turn it off on the chairlift should you happen across some snow bunnies. [$240; pocsports.com]
This helmet brings the noise.