FIS Approved Ski Race Helmets Must Meet ASTM F2040 and CE 1077 certification testing. For the 2013/2014 ski race season, FIS introduced new ski helmet rules for all Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom events on World Cup and Continental Cup levels to improve brain protection for these ski racers.
Going forward, Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom World and Continental Cup competitors will have their helmets inspected for the newly mandated sticker citing the ski race helmet conforms to FIS specifications of 2013. No sticker, no racing. This rule has now been extended to be applied all the way down to U14 racers.
Helmet Requirement for Giant Slalom (GS), Super Giant Slalom (SG), Down Hill (DH):
Helmets must pass both ASTM F 2040 safety testing and EN 1077 (class A) safety testing (See above for differences between these standards)
Helmet must pass testing (through CEN laboratories) to absorb impact at a speed of 6.8 m/s (significantly higher than ASTM 2040 and CE 1077 testing requires)
A label of at least 1 sq cm, visible and non-removable, must be affixed to the back of the helmet including the text: "Racing helmet conforms to FIS specifications 2013"