The Best Snow Goggles For Ontario
As we all know, skiers and snowboarders like us take our style very seriously. From the most essential hardgoods to some very useless softgoods, we make sure to wear what makes us feel the best while shredding.
Depending how where and how you ski/ride, goggles can be a necessary accessory as they seriously impact your visibility on the slopes. Not only are they an important element for a great day on the slopes, goggles come in an impressive range of lens colours and styles; allowing each person to find the perfect goggles for their local hill.
While some snow goggle lenses work best for bright “blue bird” days, we don’t tend to get a ton of those here in Ontario. As a result, you are going to want to choose something more suited to the grey skies that we are used to seeing. If you aren’t sure where to start, here’s a countdown of the best snow goggles for Ontario skiers and snowboarders.
#5) Pink/Rose Lenses
Top Pick: Bolle Volt Goggle with Vermillion Lens
Pink lenses, or rose lenses, are ideal for low-to-mid light. Pink snow goggles are also appropriate for partly cloudy days, or overcast days with low light. They’re also a good choice for skiing during dusk or dawn. Be careful about wearing pink lenses during sunny days, as they are not dark enough to filter out bright light.
#4) Violet/Purple Lenses
Top Pick: Dragon Alliance NFXS Goggle in Purple Ion/Yellow Lens
Violet lenses, or purple-tinted goggles, contrast greens and blues while maintaining a somewhat natural perception of color. These lenses also enhance detail, allowing you to better see bumps, moguls, ice patches, and bare spots, while successfully appraising jump landings, too. Violet lenses are best for low-to-moderate light conditions.
#3) Yellow/Gold Lenses
Top Pick: Oakley A-Frame 2.0 Goggles with Fire Iridium Lens
Yellow or gold lenses are excellent for flat light, enhancing detail so that you can better ski moguls, eye jumps, and avoid rough spots. Yellow lenses are also optimal for snowy days, as the lens tint sharpens vision while filtering out the snow’s brightness. Because a yellow-colored goggle lens filters out blue light, this lens color can also be worn on sunny days, making it the best all-around snow goggle.
#2) Amber/Orange Lenses
Top Pick: Dragon Alliance DX Goggles with Amber Lens
Amber goggle lenses, or orange goggle lenses, are appropriate for overcast conditions, though they can also be worn on partly cloudy or sunny days. Orange lenses aid skiers in distinguishing moguls, and also increase visual ability in fog. Consider a “copper”-colored lens for especially foggy, overcast conditions. Mid-tone amber goggle lenses, which reflect blue lights and increases shadow definition, make great snow goggles for all conditions.
#1) Photochromic Lenses
Top Pick: POC Retina NXT Photo Lens
Photochromic snow goggle lenses, or photochromatic lenses, darken according to the condition. In flat light, photochromic snow goggles allow accurate perception of detail, but the lenses darken accordingly in bright light. The transition is smooth and provides for optimal visual accuracy in all conditions.