How to Prevent Glasses From Fogging Up on Ski Hills

How to Prevent Glasses From Fogging Up on Ski Hills
Your breath and your sweat are warm and moist, but the lenses of your glasses are cold and dry. When warm, moist air from your breath or body sweat hits the dry lenses, it cools down quickly, causing the water to settle on the glasses as precipitation or fog. Fog is an inconvenience and a potential safety problem because it severely impairs your ability to see on the slopes.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Anti-fog glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Anti-fog wipes
Step 1
Get glasses with an anti-fog coating on them. This will allow them to repel the moisture that can build up on the inside of the lenses.
Step 2
Wear your glasses with a pair of goggles designed to fit over glasses, such as those available from The goggles should have an anti-fog coating and double lenses, and should have vents to allow good airflow inside.
Step 3
Keep your goggles and glasses on your face at all time. Taking them off while waiting in line or riding the ski left will cause them to fog up again when you put them back on.
Step 4
Keep your mouth and nostrils uncovered. According to Backpacker Magazine, wrapping up your face can channel moist, warm breath straight into your glasses, fogging things up.
Step 5
Go fast. Skiing downhill quickly will cause cold, dry air to flow past your glasses, clearing out the fog.
Step 6
Wipe the inside of your glasses with anti-fog wipes to clear out any fog that does accumulate.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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