@mgrezmer - You've really hit it on the head. OTG goggles are always a compromise. Inserts are truly the only way to go IMHO if a spectacle lens is required for any reason over contacts. &(@Hawaii50) - I think those OSBE helmets look sick...but that could be because we've got F-22's, F-16's and A-10's flying out of two air bases nearby. :) Sorry the wife didn't concur!
@SnoWonder - Change doctors/opticians. If your contacts truly "blew off of your corneas", you've had the absolute w-o-r-s-t fit I've ever heard of in my entire career. Either that, or you ski at speeds approaching re-entry and you should make sure your outer layer is made of space shuttle tiles so you don't burn up! :) Seriously, that is nothing but a horrible cl fit, and should never have been let go from the doctor's exam lane like that. Try again - but try a doc/optician who actually knows what they're doing. Since it was more than 20 years ago, it's time you tried it with a modern fit using modern CL design and materials. You'll probably LOVE them. Watch the face plants though! :)
@hobbes - If contacts don't work out, the Smith insert would be the first place I'd direct my own patients. With that said - ask your doc about 2 or 4 week lenses. They are for all intents and purposes the same thing as the dailies but at a tiny fraction of the cost. Just be responsible enough to clean them. Sadly many adults still don't have a grasp on basic hygiene, never clean or change their lenses and then come crying (literally) back to us with raging infections. Don't do that. It's bad. Your cornea's will hate you. But basic CL care is a cakewalk compared to the prep and upkeep required with even modest ski gear. You'll do fine.
@ Toecutter - As long as you've got air movement, you should have minimal/no fogging problems. Just remember never to clean the inner surface of any goggle lens while it's wet or damp. That will both destroy your optics, and kill any hope of anti-fog properties. The aftermarket solutions/creams are for the most part nothing but smoke and mirrors. Save your money and invest in a better quality goggle. (IMHO Oakley is NOT it.)
@Buster - Your helmet epiphany is a good point. We actually suggest a quality goggle/helmet combination for our patients if they aren't already wearing. Fogging is caused by warm(er) moisture condensing on a cool(er) surface. But with even slight air moving across that surface, it can in many cases, be easily mitigated. The newer helmet designs help a great deal with venting - and anything that reduces/eliminates gapper is a plus right? :) You may like one of the active fan goggles to help move just a little more air when your motion decreases. It could well make the small bit of difference you'd need to stay 100% fog free all the time.