until we skied in the rime ice-laden white hurricane cloud at Bachelor today . Holy underpants Batman! We thought they were just another gadget to sucker folks in....us Colorado skiers don't see much need for those sorts of things.
It was BAD today, they shut most of the lifts after lunch. You'd get to the top and the rime on your goggles was thick thick thick. Couldn't see jack. I'd never experienced icing like that (outside of an aircraft), it took me 1/2 a run of dorking & flailing around to get the sense to maybe try wiping my goggles with a microcloth. What a difference! I could see again.
Everyone had one of those Skigees but us...the one's we borrowed from our lift-mates worked great. In the end, the joke was on us. They're on the shopping list now.