As new research indicates that ski holidays are set to become even cheaper for Brits seeking their very own slice of the action, Sight Direct the leading providers of sports prescription sunglasses are equipping the nation with the practical advice needed to choose the perfect pair of ski goggles.
The new figures unveiled by the Post Office Ski Resort Report 2010 found that the cost of a average six day lift pass, meals and alcohol was set to decrease this year in resorts in France and the US, making winter breaks not only more affordable but more popular as a direct result.
The new reductions mean that a lift pass in the French resort of Courchevel will set you back just £129.95 pounds sterling.
Matthew Coxhead, managing director at the firm who specialise in Oakley parts and spares and Ray Ban parts and spares, said, “It is great that skiing and snowboarding breaks are set to become even more affordable and such breaks are extremely good value for money as they appeal to both the avid skier and families looking for that winter wonderland atmosphere. Once your break is booked your attention should turn to purchasing the right kit and this starts with finding a great pair of ski goggles that offer the best levels of protection”
Choosing the correct pair of ski goggles can become a minefield for the first time shopper but it is extremely important that you shop before you reach the mountain. Purchasing from a specialist online store can ensure that you are presented with not only high quality equipment but the best possible price, leaving you with more money to spend in resort.
Mr Coxhead added, “It is essential that you choose the right lens tint. You should consider the terrain, weather and activities you will be partaking in at this stage to make sure that you are fully prepared. Choosing yellow, gold or amber lenses for areas with low light and fog are ideal because they work to emphasize the shadows on the mountain side making sure that you can see bumps on the slope.
On the other hand, if you are skiing on low light grey days, rose tinted lenses could be your ideal companion.
Dubbed as ‘The’ ski goggles of 2010, the Oakley A Frame Snow Goggles, from Sight Direct are ideal as they allow the customer to choose their lens colour, strap colour and frame to ensure that their individual needs are met.
Mr Coxhead added, “In bright light dark tinted goggles are ideal as they will block out much of the glare, but always make sure that you invest in lenses with both UVA and UVB protection to avoid damage to the delicate eye area. This is extremely important on the slopes where glare can become a problem. You should also make sure that you can see 180 degrees from side to side, as this will enable you to avoid other skiers.”