In 1965 Dr. Bob Smith, orthodontist and original ski bum, develops the first sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. He hand builds goggles in his garage and sells them out of his van on weekend ski trips in Utah and Colorado. With a refined design and manufacturing plan, Smith takes his innovation and starts producing his Smith Original ski goggle in 1969 in Rifle, Colorado with a contract manufacturer. In 2006 Smith enters the snow helmet market. Building on experience in fog-free goggle technology, Smith takes goggle-helmet integration to a new level introducing AirEvac and AirEvac2. These two active ventilation systems use channels and vents integrated into the helmet design to enhance active and passive ventilation of the goggle. The new Code helmet combines a minimalist aesthetic with Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd for the new front edge of skate style protection.