I don't ski without it
I've had my Variant Brim helmet for 3 or 4 years now (I bought it when the I/O goggle first came out with my I/O goggles). I've skied an average of 30 days a year plus my brother has borrowed it when he skis without me. So it has plenty of use and it's holding up strong. It keeps my head at a comfortable temperature, except for hiking on a spring day. Most of my friends ride with this helmet because it is so versatile and it also comes in a lot of steezy colors. Next year I will be getting a new Variant Brim because the manufacturer's suggestion to rotate it out every few years.