Browse our collection of ski goggles and discover comfortable, sport-specific eyewear to protect your vision from impacts, debris, UV rays, glare, and the elements. Discover sunglasses for skiing in prescription and non-prescription options, alongside standard goggles and over-glasses goggle designs.
When selecting the perfect pair of glasses, goggles, or sunglasses for skiing, choose impact-resistant, full coverage, and wind-blocking styles from trusted makers like Oakley, Wiley X, and Von Zipper. Whether you prefer goggles (alone or over eyeglasses) sunglasses, or prescription sunglasses, comfort is paramount when it comes to performance eyewear for skiing—the better your eyewear fits, the more likely you are to wear it. Protective eyewear is crucial while shredding snowy mountain top trails, and the best ski goggles fit well without slipping or pinching. Look for styles with adjustable head straps, foam linings, and moisture-wicking materials so your goggles fit better, and shield your vision from harsh wind and snow.
In most cases, goggles are the safest and best choice when it comes to skiing eyewear. This is due to the fact that the majority of glasses are untinted, will not shield your eyes from wind or snow, and are also likely to break if you fall. Ski goggles are specifically designed to provide reliable, fog-free wear that easily protects your eyes while you shred. If you need prescription eyewear to see, we recommend opting for goggles that are designed to accommodate your eyeglasses underneath.
No. Many professional and amateur skiers choose to wear sunglasses instead of goggles in certain conditions. However, goggles are always the safest and most comfortable bet when taking to the slopes, as their features allow for the clearest field of view along with optimal protection for your eyes. Plus, you can avoid fogged-up lenses and your frames shifting in the wind by wearing a securely fastened pair of goggles on the mountain. For more on whether goggles or sunglasses are better for skiing, check out our helpful guide comparing snow goggles and sunglasses for skiing.
In some cases, yes. Trusted brands like Oakley and Von Zipper make goggles specifically designed to accommodate a pair of eyeglasses worn underneath. Before purchasing your goggles, doublecheck the dimensions and features to make sure the frame is large enough to house your eyeglasses if you choose to wear them in tandem with your ski goggles.
The tint of lenses you choose is the game-changer for clear optics on any day spent outdoors on the slopes. In fact, lens color may be the most important feature of a pair of goggles, as gray or black tinted lenses may be great for bright, sunny days, but orange or blue lenses will be better suited to an afternoon where the snow is really coming down. For night shredders, clear, yellow, or pink lenses are best. Choose a pair of goggles with interchangeable lenses to suit cloudy, snowy, sunny, or foggy weather.
VLT or visible light transmission is a measurement for the amount of light your lenses let pass to your eyes. Lighter tints have a higher percentage VLT, as they let in more light, while darker tints have a lower percentage. Amber, orange, yellow, and pink lenses offer increased VLT to help you see clearly on cloudy days, and grey, black, and brown lenses boast a lower VLT percentage and are perfect for bright, clear, sunny days.
Yes, especially if you ski on bright, sunny days. Polarized lenses cut glare from reflective surfaces such as water, asphalt, or in the case of winter sports, snow, allowing you to see better when you ski. Many sportswear brands (Oakley, Smith, and Von Zipper to name a few) offer polarized lens tech that effectively cuts glare from ice and snow and boosts blue/green contrast for a clear, distortionless viewing field.