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Best goggles for night skiing

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
No snickers please from the skiers out West.

A couple of us are looking into some weeknight snowboarding at a local mtn. so as not to cut into our weekend ski time.

What sort of goggles should we be looking at? I hear the light gets real flat. Do we want a tint? Do we want clear lenses? Do they make clear lenses that are OTG?
post #2 of 20
I've tryed yellow, pink and other various tints at night but I prefer clear. With the lights turned on you can see great, the shadows give the slopes more definition and allows you see more detail. Go clear!
post #3 of 20
I personally like the Oakley High Intensity Yellow lenses for night skiing. It's a very light tint that's designed to work well in flat light. Gives a little more definition than a clear lens, and is much lighter than a standard amber lens. They also work well for the overcast/stormy days we can get a lot in the PNW.
post #4 of 20
1. Clear
2. (Oakley) yellow.

I spent a whole season, night skiing. I used a clear lens.
post #5 of 20
+1 for clear.
post #6 of 20
Any google you want, just get a clear replacement lens.
post #7 of 20
Clear lenses are very reliable for night riding. Scott makes a lens for some of its goggles called "night amp." It basically makes everything look like as if you were looking through a night vision scope.

Dennis
post #8 of 20
I prefer clear.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by mrothenberg View Post
No snickers please from the skiers out West.

A couple of us are looking into some weeknight snowboarding at a local mtn. so as not to cut into our weekend ski time.
BTW - plenty of west areas have night skiing - Squaw, Park City just to name a couple.

Back to the question - clear or yellow is the ticket.
post #10 of 20
Beer.
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
BTW - plenty of west areas have night skiing - Squaw, Park City just to name a couple.

Back to the question - clear or yellow is the ticket.
Night skiing in Park City? I'll be there in December. Tell me more...
post #12 of 20
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Night skiing in Park City? I'll be there in December. Tell me more...
parkcity.com
post #13 of 20
Clear. Or yellow if you can't have clear.
post #14 of 20
I've heard very good things about Smith's sensor mirror lens for flat/low light. No personal experience yet.

I skied at night last year with their gold lite lens and it worked fine, but I wouldn't buy it for night skiing only.
post #15 of 20
It's been a long time since I skied at night, but I always loved my Scott goggles with yellow lenses. They killed the glare and brightened the shadows. It was almost like a night vision. I felt it was a rather dramatic improvement over clear.
post #16 of 20
YELLOW. The retina's cones and the nerves that connect those cones to the brain give us a stronger mental reaction to yellow highlights than to white highlights. For this reason yellow lenses effectively increase the light-dark contrast, whether it be day or night, thus making surface modulations in the snow more obvious. So yellow lenses are better than clear.

Do not get amber lenses. They make things darker.
post #17 of 20
Ummm ... yeah .. what they said ... YELLOW!

I skied at night with clear lenses for the past 5 seasons until I forgot them one night last year and wound up wearing my yellow tinted Oakleys. Amazing difference, better depth perception, more contrast.

I have a pair of well used clear lens goggles if you're interested!
post #18 of 20
Clear if your on a budget OR
post #19 of 20
I've used clear for many years. Supposedly light blue is good, never tried them though.

They are easy to find at motorcycle shops, (clear lens goggles), and cheaper too.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by mrothenberg View Post
Night skiing in Park City? I'll be there in December. Tell me more...
It sucks, you'll be better off relaxing at night with a brew. The good night skiing is closed to the public...
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