If you’re going to be heading out onto the slopes, you need to make sure your eyes are protected from the sunlight that reflects dazzlingly off the snow all around you. This means choosing between either goggles or sunglasses. Each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, so you really need to just zero in on the right option to meet your needs. Take the following considerations into account to make sure you come to the right decision.
Okay, it’s always going to be a little chilly if you’re going skiing or snowboarding anywhere other than a snow dome or dry run, but what you really need to think about is just how cold it is likely to be and whether heavy snowfall is expected during your visit.
If it’s going to be relatively mild, sunglasses work better since not very much material is pressed up against your face. If it’s going to be very cold, with heavy snowfall expected, the extra protection provided by goggles is going to work out in your favour.
If you have poor eyesight and wear spectacles instead of contact lenses, you’ll probably need to buy sunglasses or goggles with prescription lenses for when you go skiing or snowboarding. You can find either, but it’s usually a lot easier to find what you’re looking for when you go with sunglasses instead of ski goggles.
As an added plus, you’ll also be able to use those prescription sunglasses during your summer holidays. Nobody wants to sit by the beach in a pair of ski goggles.
Finally, when packing for your ski holiday make sure you consider how strong a skier or snowboarder you are. If you’ve only been once or twice before, or if you’ve not been at all, it’s likely that you’ll be taking tumbles more regularly than someone who has several trips under their belt.
If you’re more of a beginner than an expert, sunglasses might not be for the best. They should come with a cord to prevent you from losing them, but a real wipeout can still get you separated from them. It’s also pretty annoying to have to keep retrieving them, and sunglasses are far easier to damage than a pair of goggles.