These helmets are worth every penny. We rented them for our kids a couple of months ago when they took ski lessons at Mammoth Mtn. Helmets are required for lessons. They were $8 day to rent. 3 days for two girls. It adds up. So we decided to buy our kids helmets, mainly for the safety factor, but also the cost of renting. My wife also didn't like the girls renting a dirty, sweaty, LICE infested? helmet. So we went shopping for kids helmets, but could only find adult helmets at most stores. We realized the ones they rented, the Giro Ricochet, is one of the nicest helmets for comfort and design. They have a clip in the rear to hold the goggles. Padding and earpieces stay in place. It's not just a rebadged bike/skateboard helmet like many of them out there. The Giro Ricochet also comes in a wide selection of colors for kids.
I was happy to get them online once I knew what I wanted. This site had all the colors, sizes, brands and I paid no tax in CA. Plus, they were on sale last month. It was awesome timing. My girls got the colors they wanted, pink and snow/ice blue and we can easily pick them out of the crowds among all the silver rental helmets. They have paid for themselves the last two trips. I'm always up for a bargain.