How to Prevent Snowboard Goggles from Fogging Up

Nobody likes to deal with foggy goggles. Not only does it limit what you can see on the slopes, but it also is a safety risk. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent your goggles from fogging up in the first place. 

I’ve been snowboarding for most of my life, and I love everything about the sport. I’ve dealt with foggy goggles on numerous occasions, and I know the best ways to prevent this from happening. 

This post will show you how to prevent snowboard goggles from fogging up. I’ll give you a few tips and tricks to help you stay fog-free. I’ll also provide some other information you might find useful. 

Let’s get to it. 

Initial Thoughts

There is no guaranteed way to prevent your goggles from fogging up. There are a few things you can do to limit it from happening, but fog is just part of life when it comes to snowboarding. 

Some riders will struggle with foggy goggles even if they do everything in this post, while others might never deal with the issue at all. It depends on the person, the type of riding they do, and the conditions they ride in. 

How to Prevent Snowboard Goggles from Fogging

Here are some good tips and tricks to prevent your snowboard goggles from fogging up. You might need to do all of them to see improvements. 

1. Be Careful with Your Lenses

Nearly all snowboard goggle lenses come with an anti-fog coating on them. This is a layer of material or chemicals that help wick moisture away and prevent fogging – but it’s not invincible and can be damaged. 

If you are careful with your lenses and keep them in a protective case or bag when not in use, you’ll be able to keep this coating in good condition. If you treat them poorly, this coating can get scratched or chipped and won’t be as effective. 

2. Think About Ventilation and Bodyheat

Another critical aspect of keeping fog down is maintaining adequate ventilation and airflow through your goggles. When your body heats up from riding hard, fog is more likely. And if this heat can’t escape, fog can be imminent. 

It’s always a good idea to take off a layer if you start to heat up. That will allow your body heat to escape before it has the chance to reach your goggles. If you have a helmet, you can open up the vents to let in extra air as well. 

You might even want to take a quick break at the bottom of the run if you really worked up a sweat. This will allow you to cool down and prevent fog before it starts to build up. 

3. Make Sure Your Goggles Stay Dry

If your goggles get wet, they are more likely to fog up. This is because moisture is what creates fog. So you need to do your best to keep the goggles as dry as possible at all times. 

You should store your goggles in a dry, safe location whenever you take them off. A goggle bag or case is perfect, but you can also keep them somewhere else if you don’t have those. Wipe them down with a soft rag or cloth to dry them before storage. 

If your goggles get wet while you’re riding, you need to take a minute in the lodge to try and dry them out. You can use your goggles bag or another soft cloth or paper towel to do this. Get as much moisture out as you can. 

4. Don’t Put Goggles on Your Forehead

If you are dealing with foggy goggles, it’s easy to want to put them up on your forehead so you can see. But this isn’t going to help at all. The heat from your head will cause more fog to happen, and you won’t be able to use your goggles at all. 

Rather than putting them on your forehead, you can simply take them off and keep them in a pocket for a run or two. This might give you enough time for the goggles to dry out and get rid of the built-up fog. 


If you want to prevent foggy goggles, follow all of the tips mentioned in this post. Remember that fog can happen to anyone, and sometimes you’ll need to take a break to get your goggles dry enough to clear up again.

About Lorraine
I'm a certified snowboard instructor. My first experience with snowboarding occurred at an indoor resort. One run had me hooked, and it has turned into a lifelong passion ever since then. I'm here to share with you some of the tips and advice I have learned along the way.

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