With all the snow falling across the West this winter, avalanche danger is at an…
Almost all ski and snowboard gear has adapted to the growth in backcountry or freeride skiing, so why not snow goggles? Much like sunglasses tend to fog when you ride your bike slowly uphill, snow goggles start to fog the minute you stop moving fast. We all know that pulling sunglasses a bit away from your face usually solves the problem, so why can’t you do this with goggles? Well now you can.
As more and more people venture through the gates or choose to skip the resort altogether, outdoor brands are strengthening their commitment to snow safety for the the 2014/2015 season. Alongside game changing innovations like the Jetforce avalanche airbag pack, numerous improvements have been made to the essential three items that should be in any backcountry adventurer's pack: beacon, shovel, and probe.
For all you East Coast skiers, where a full bluebird day is all too rare, these snow goggles with photochromic lenses will be at the top of your holiday list next season. For the rest of us, it means no more wrong lens on the hill and no more blind rides in constantly changing light – just one pair of snow goggles for every condition on the mountain.
During CES in Vegas this week, Liquid Image unveiled their new OPS Snow Goggles with integrated action camera for skiing and snowboarding. The new frameless style lens looks extremely stealth and with a new side mounted camera, the days of looking like a teletubbie on the mountain are gone.