Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

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  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I will probably make a few token attempts at the easiest slope so that I can claim participation points, then go inside and drink hot chocolate.
     
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    Haha thanks. Appreciate the safety concerns.

    But what about what's really important, the clothes?
     
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    Cool look - have fun in Vail!

    I see nothing wrong with the gloves, but I have a yellow LL Bean parka that I wear with black gloves and ski pants.

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    ^^^ Do I need some kind of eye protection, or do beginners not need (i.e. look stupid) wearing goggles?
     
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    Yea, they have greens and some pretty long ones too. You can get a helmet for $50 and not have to worry about a head injury. To me, mitigating the risk of a head injury far outweighs the cost of a helmet. You need goggles, your eyes will water and blur your vision if you're not wearing any.
     
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    wear some goggles that have the correct lens for the conditions, it will cut down on the glare of the sun coming off the snow. It can be almost blinding at times.
     
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    You definitely need eye protection - either sunglasses or goggles.

    If it's bright but not snowing, you need a pair of sunglasses for the glare.

    If it is snowing you'll want goggles.

    It's not shown in my picture, but I generally carry both.

    If you get a helmet, go ahead and just buy a pair of goggles to go with it.

    P.S. If you haven't skiied in a while, take a lesson your first day - either a half or a full day to get your form back or improve it. The ski instructors at Vail are all really good.
     
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    Will a regular pair of aviator sunglasses work, or do I need special sport frames?
     
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    Damn, you got there before me!!

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    they do until the first time you fall and they go flying off or poke you in the eye. (not that I have ever done that.....)
     
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    The get-up looks fine to me, too, and I'd also recommend a helmet. I never wore one, but I guess I got lucky. I wouldn't go without one now.
     
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    Oakley or Bolle, polycarbonate and wraparound. Of course you'll find you can't wear them anywhere else since while they won't shatter they will scratch. If you have a flat nose bridge issue Oakley makes models specifically for this.
     
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    Aviators work, but you'll probably want to get a cord or a croakie to keep them from flying off.

    The biggest problem with sunglasses is that snow and water can get on both sides of the lens and its a bitch to clean them off while you're on the slope.

    Goggles seal tighter to your face so you can usually just wipe off the front and be able to keep going.
     
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    I disagree that sunglasses are okay to wear. Wind will still get behind the lenses and make your eyes water which can be dangerous for you and others. Everybody wears goggles so don't worry that it will look out of place.
     

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