In the sport of downhill racing, crashes are a necessary evil that some would say are a right of passage. Downhill racing is a dangerous sport where every split second counts. And if you’re pushing the limits – you have no shot at keeping pace with elite skiers. Because these racers are vying for a World Championship or an Olympic medal, the stakes are extremely high. Therefore, elite athletes need equipment that protects them from horrific accidents. Introducing Giro’s Avance Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS). Considered to be the world’s most advanced ski helmet on the market today, Giro engineers incorporated four impact protection technologies to safeguard alpine skiers.