Unveiling the Secret Weapon for Foggy Ski Days: The Fabulous Microfiber Towel Hack!

The Challenge of insta frost and ice on our goggles

1/22/20242 min read

Embracing the thrill of skiing on a foggy frozen day requires more than just the right gear and choosing the perfect slope. Last week, we faced the challenge of insta frost and ice on our goggles, turning a thrilling adventure into a slippery quest. But fear not, Vertigals! Today, we're revealing a secret tip that involves a simple yet fabulous tool: the microfiber towel.

The Magic of Microfiber: I swear by the large loop microfiber yellow towels from Costco, and here's why. When the moisture hits your goggles and transforms into ice, these towels come to the rescue. The key is to cut up the large towel into squares and tuck one into your pocket for easy access.

Pro Tip: The East-to-Get Pocket: Before hitting the slopes, make sure your microfiber square is snug in your east-to-get pocket. Now, when you find your goggles covered in frost or ice, pull out the microfiber square and let the magic unfold.

The Technique:

  1. Warm Hand Assistance: Use your warm hand outside of your glove to help melt the ice on the goggles. This step is crucial in preparing the surface for a smoother wipe.

  2. Slow and Steady: With the microfiber square in hand, slowly wipe across your goggles. The melting ice combined with the microfiber material works wonders in clearing the frost.

  3. Circular Cleanup: After the initial wipe, use smaller circles to clean up any water residue left on the goggles. This ensures crystal-clear vision for the next descent.

Repeat as Necessary: In foggy conditions, you might find yourself repeating this process multiple times. But trust me, the results are worth it. The microfiber towel hack is a game-changer, allowing you to enjoy the slopes without compromising visibility.

Additional Tips for Blistering Situations:

  • Keep spare microfiber squares in different pockets for quick access.

  • Consider treating your goggles with an anti-fog solution before hitting the slopes.

  • Regularly check and wipe your goggles to prevent ice buildup.

With this secret weapon in your arsenal, you're well-equipped to handle the challenges of foggy ski days. So, grab your microfiber towels, hit the slopes, and let the adventure continue with clear vision and unmatched enthusiasm!