Please see the FIS website for recommendations regarding equipment specifications as these change form year to year.
The use of crash helmets is compulsory for all events. Only helmets are permitted whose shell and padding cover the head and ears. They must also have no spoilers or protruding parts.
In FIS level races, the helmets fulfilling the requirements valid in 2012/13 may
still be used during season 2013/14. Compliance with the above requirements is attested by the corresponding certification label (e.g. CE label) and/or by the conformity label.
There are changes regarding new specifications for GS helmets to be enforced in the Northern 2014 winter.