How Long Do Ski Goggles Last?

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Curiosity gets the better, especially when you are investing in something and expecting it to help you for life. Yeah, I am talking about you! 

But I hope you are aware that I will cater to every little curiosity of yours so you don’t go to sleep with an unanswered question. So relax, and scroll down to know if your ski goggles will stay with you till your last breath!   

Lifespan Of Ski Goggles

how long can ski goggles last?

This question holds a varied answer for all of you. That is because some of you have brought your ski goggles from high-end brands like Oakley, Smith Ruckus, etc… These brands cost you over $150 for a pair of goggles, and in turn, they provide you an even better warranty and promise of durability. So after you purchase them, it is upon you to keep them safe and sound from the outside world. Use them efficiently to protect your eyes and protect them as well! 

But there are brands who sell their goggles at a very affordable rate but they still turn out to be very durable and of good quality. But that doesn’t mean you will stop caring for them. You still need to take adequate precautions to ensure that they are safe and in working condition. 

If taken care of well enough, expensive or not, a good goggle can last for up to 5-6 years. Sometimes even more! Yes, there are people who wear hand-down goggles that were once used by their grandfathers! Yeah, they may lack technology wise but we aren’t talking about that in this article. 

What Determines The Life Of A Ski Goggle? 

What Determines The Life Of A Ski Goggle?

Quality of Materials

Higher-quality ski goggles made with durable materials are likely to last longer than cheaper, lower-quality options. Look for goggles with sturdy frames and durable lenses. It is not necessary that cheap goggles aren’t durable but people sometimes don’t wanna take risks when it comes to these products. In one of my previous articles, I talked about the best ski goggles you find in the market which are affordable and durable at the same time. So if you are looking for low-rate and high-quality goggles then do go through it once!     

Lens Quality

In ski goggles, the lens is of utmost importance. So if the lens gets damaged it won’t matter even if the body remains intact. The quality of the lenses plays a significant role in the lifespan of ski goggles. Choose lenses with anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings that tend to last longer and maintain better visibility over time.

Frequency of Use

The more frequently you use your ski goggles, the faster they are likely to depreciate. If you are an avid skier who hits the slopes very often, I am afraid it can’t be helped. You may need to replace your goggles more often.

Care and Maintenance

I will keep stressing about this until you realize how important it is to take proper care of your goggles. Frequent maintenance can extend the life of your ski goggles. Avoid wiping the inside of the lenses, as this can damage anti-fog coatings. Instead, let them air dry or use a soft cloth specifically designed for goggle lenses. Look up more tips on the internet for Do’s and Don’ts.  


Keep them in the protective case that they came with when not in use to prevent scratches and damage to the lenses and frames.

Impact and Accidents

Skiing involves the risk of accidents and falls. A small impact can damage the goggles if their build-up material aint sturdy enough. It’s essential to handle them with care and avoid dropping them while skiing.

If you notice signs of significant wear, damage to the lenses, or a compromised strap system, it may be time to replace or repair them. Additionally, if your goggles are no longer providing adequate visibility or protection, it’s best to invest in a new pair for the safety and enjoyment of your skiing experiences.


We all want our goggles to be there all the time. But it’s a product so it has to wither away. There are ways to prevent them from depreciating sooner though. 

Always store your ski goggles in a goggle case when not in use. When cleaning your goggles, use a soft, lint-free cloth or a goggle-specific lens cloth. If your goggles get wet, gently pat them dry with a cloth.

Touching the lenses can transfer oils from your skin and compromise the anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings so do not touch them. Allow your goggles to air dry after each use. Avoid placing them directly on a heater or in direct sunlight, as excessive heat can damage the lenses and the frame material. When not wearing your goggles, keep them away from rough surfaces. 

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Tessa Reynolds
Meet Tessa Reynolds, who lives in Denver, Colorado. She likes to write about sunglasses, and eye makeup so that she can share her knowledge, and help all the people who need something for their eyes. When she is not writing, you can find her skiing in the mountains of Colorado.