We're going skiing at Xmas for the first time in over 20 years (and teenage children have never skiied). We're trying not to buy too much stuff as we're not sure how much we're going to enjoy it and if we'll be going again or not. Do we need sunglasses and goggles or can we just make do with one of them - and if so, which? Feel some tips from experienced skiiers would be really helpful! We're going to Sainte Foy and driving down so the whole thing's a bit of an experiment to be honest....
Certainly goggles at xmas time of year right through till March TBH, and even when skiing in April, goggles keep the face warmer (ladies/children especially ). . . Sunglasses too when you are sitting out at lunch time. However, we didnt have one day of sunshine last January. . .it was goggles all day . . .!!
Goggles definitely. Apart from anything else, sunglasses tend to break much more easily unless you get very pricey ones. Also much better in foggy conditions which are more likely at that time of year than later
Goggles for all round UV protection, and to keep wind/snow out. Even if you are not going high or fast, some lifts do. Sunglasses don't have any protection at the sides. Even if there is no wind or rain, UV can really cause damage at altitude.
i'd say goggles too - and absolutely helmets (but you can normally hire them in resort). lidl were doing goggles for £8 or so last week, so get down to your nearest store. tresspass do quite cheap ones also.
lidl also last week were doing cheap but good skiwear, if you haven't kitted the kids out yet.
Ldil may still have some goggles from its Ski Week last week. They also do very good (and cheap) glasses with interchangeable lenses: easy enough to change the lenses if the light changes while you are out on the slopes!
That's why I like the Lidl glasses with the interchangeable lenses: they include a yellow set which are good in flat light - and I can swap out mine and dh's from the "sun" ones to the yellow ones in the length of a chair lift journey