Drewry H.wrote a review of Smith Valence Helmet - Women's on April 17, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've skied with this helmet for three seasons and I'm a fan. The flaps on the ears and padding inside keeps you warm (a big thing for me), and all the adjustable features really seal the deal. Having vents on top make it easy to avoid fogging up your goggles, and the adjustable gear at the back means that if you have a smaller head you can make the helmet snug, or adjust the fit up if you have your hair in a braid or different style. The padded chin strap is nice also.
I like the band in the back to lock in the goggles, as at times I find I forget I have them up on my helmet, and they slide off when I am taking my skins on or off, and the mechanism stops me from losing them. I have Anon goggles which fit snugly with the helmet but have a hard time staying on the top without sliding off because of the small lip up front.
I tend to keep it in the bag Smith provides but even throwing around the white color for 3 years, I haven't dented or marked it up yet. At the bottom of the earflaps there are zippers that open easily that you could slide your earbuds into and turn up the volume on your mp3 if you didn't want to buy the integrated sound system, and that would likely work okay.
Happy with the helmet, and feels more secure than the last one I bought and broke in a fall after a jump (note, they are supposed to do that, but it always felt a little loose and sloppy on as I have a smaller head, which this one doesn't).