Ever wondered which Ski Mask you should get?

Well you are in luck.


When most people think of a ski mask they think of one of these…..the ones you see your uncle Donny in….

Ski and snowboard Mask

Not all ski masks are created equal. The fit and finish needs to be taken in consideration as the last thing you want is a crappy ski mask that doesn’t keep you warm or gets soggy when you are breathing it.

You also don’t want to look like a bank robber….well maybe sometimes you do.

We have learned that you really don’t have to spend a fortune on a solid ski mask. However, make sure you get a good one…

Normally a ski mask is called a Balaclava but to be honest nobody can really pronounce it or remember it on demand.

When looking for a ski mask there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

First thing would to make sure its warm. If it can’t keep your neck and face warm in a -20 below windchill then you might as well grow a beard.

Another thing is the fit and finish. You want something soft, stretchy and comfortable.

You need it to fit under your helmet….that way you can stay cozy but still be safe.

Also, if its nuking on a pow day you need to make sure that you can wear your goggles with the ski mask.

Names that the original Ski Mask goes by

  • Balaclava
  • Neck Warmer
  • Bandana
  • Snowboard Mask
  • Ski Mask
  • Snowmobile Mask
  • Wind Mask
  • Face Mask
  • Helmet Hood Clava

Here at Pro boarder we have a few different favorite ski masks worth looking into.

This first ski mask is a favorite online.

However, they are not in certain order. This is for information purpose only.

Here is the First Ski Mask recommendation

  1. Ergodyne N-Ferno 6823

Ergodyne N-Ferno 6823


This is a more closed ski mask that only allows for your eyes to be uncovered. This can great if you just want to wear sunglasses instead of your goggles. I also can see that you don’t have to wear it like is shown in the above photo. You can open it up and use it as half a ski mask which it then only covers your mouth, chin and neck.

Made from quality warm material.

Ergodyne Pros

  • Breathe Easy Mesh
  • Fits under your helmet
  • Long enough to cover your whole neck
  • Not Bulky

Ergodyne Cons

  • Can be a little tight on the nose
  • Nose ventilation can fog your goggles
  • Fit can be iffy

Here are some more information on the ErgoDyne

  • WIND-RESISTANT Wind-protectant fabric paneling over vulnerable areas to protect against a variety of nature’s elements
  • BREATHE EASY Mesh panel over mouth directs exhaled breath out to help prevent fogging of glasses or sunglasses
  • FULL COVERAGE WARMTH Long length covers face, nose, mouth, and neck while maintaining breathability
  • VERSATILE Functional hood with a hinge design that can be worn in a variety of ways from ski mask to neck gaiter
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST Stretchable to fit most heads to provide the ultimate winter protection
  • LIGHTWEIGHT Comfortably fits under a helmet or hard hat without feeling too bulky

2. Burton MFI Fleece Helmet Hood Clava

Burton MFI Fleece Helmet Hood Clava


This is a ski/snowboard mask for the person who is serious about staying warm as toast in the coldest of temps.
Built to withstand the onslaught of cold and snow the Burton Fleece Clava will keep you warm know matter how bad the blizzard is.
Its made out of stretchy fleece to allow you to wear with your helmet or without your helmet. Also, the Burton MFI Fleece is designed to be worn with goggles.
Perfect for when its dumping snow.
Comes with MFI magnets to help connect directly to your goggles.
It has an adjustable drawcord for the right fit around your face. This insures that you don’t have any area of your face that you don’t want exposed to the cold.
Burton MFI Fleece Helmet Hood Clava pros and cons
  • Super comfortable
  • Incredibly warm
  • Perfect fit with Goggles
  • Quality material that lasts


  • Not the cheapest
  • Only comes in black
Burton MFI Fleece Helmet Hood Clava
  • 100% Other Fibers
  • Imported
  • Bungee drawcord for adjusting the fit around the face
  • Compatible with all men’s and kid’s Anon MFI goggles (excluding the new M4 goggle)
  • Loose and stretchy for a comfortable and universal over-the-helmet fit

3. Self Pro Balaclava

Self Pro Balaclava


This thermal ski mask is a do it all mask.

Kids, women, and Men can wear this mask. Heck….you could also put it on Lassie to keep her warm.

It is a family balaclava that offers perfect protection from cold, wind, and even the sun.

Unisex build

It will allow you to breathe through it while wicking away any moisture that is produced.

Its super soft and warm and will fit under your helmet if required.

One size fits all.

Self Pro Ski Mask pros and cons

  • Super comfortable
  • warm
  • Unisex
  • Quality material


  • One size fits all
  • Not the best fit with goggles
  • Only comes in black
Self Pro Ski Mask
  • ULTIMATE PROTECTION from COLD, WIND, DUST and SUN’s UV Rays. HEADWEAR BUNDLE: Unisex Versatile Balaclava. Perfect fit for Women Men and Children – Protect Yourself & Family
  • We use CoolMax PREMIUM HI-TECH POLYESTER FIBERS to produce High-Quality Outdoor Sports Masks which Provide Premium Performance for Breathability, Absorbency, Wicking, Durability and Abrasion Resistance. Very Soft. Wrinkle Free. Lightweight. Stay Warm and Dry.
  • MPROVED 2018 DESIGN: longer neck and extra-long in front for better wind and cold protection, improved cut and different sewing angle for better fit on your head: These small details make all the difference. Can be worn as Full Face Mask or Hat, Open Balaclava, Neck Gaiter or Saharan Style & Ninja Hoodie
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST. Can be Worn on its Own or Under any Kind of Helmet. Fabric is Hypo-Allergenic and non-irritating to the skin. 4-way Stretch. Flatlock Seams. Machine Washable. Very Quick Dry.
  • SUPER COMFORTABLE Wear Them While: Skiing, Motorcycling, Running, Biking, Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Snowboarding, Airsoft paintball, Hunting, Tactical training, Cycling and other outdoor activities.

Let us know what you think in the comments. Or if you have any experience with a ski mask that you love please let us know in the comments below.

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