Picking the right pair of sunglasses or ski goggles for ski season can be a difficult task. There are a few factors that should definitely be taken into account while making that choice. Consider the weather conditions you expect to encounter, comfort, safety and performance characteristics that you will need on the slopes. Fashion, obviously, even if not as vital as the other factors, can also play a part in your decision.
Picking the right ski goggles
When picking the right goggles and sunglasses for skiing, there are quite a few lenses options to consider. While Polarised lenses are great for absorbing glare, they might make it difficult to discern ice from snow. Anti-fog features, such as anti-fog coatings – common on Oakley ski goggles, are a must have in order to help avoid fogging on the slopes. Lens colour also matters, as the various colours are designed for particular conditions, which might influence your decision. Grey and green will help reduce glare without disturbing colour perception, Brown is best for sunny days whereas Amber and Rose would be better for cloudier conditions. Finally, Yellow is best for poor weather conditions such as fog, dense cloud and low light.
Choosing your destination
Regarding the destination, there are many options available, depending on your budget and your expectations for a skiing holiday. Some of the most popular ski resorts are in the Alps. Chances are that you will at some point end up in France, Switzerland, Austria or Italy. If you are on a bigger budget, Canada is one of the best places in the world to go skiing. For lower budgets, Bulgaria is rapidly becoming well-known for its cheap but quality skiing holidays.
Other factors that might help you pick the best destination for you skiing trip include the time of the year you are planning on going. Check weather forecasts local to the resort(s) you’re considering for snow probability; your experience level, from beginner to expert – some resorts might suit you better than others; whether you are looking for a family friendly place, how high up you want to ski and the ideal size of your ski resort.
Tignes Ski Resort in the French Alps