My bad for not explaining well, when I said goggles always gave me problems, I am referring to several hand me downs and $30 goggles from 20 years ago. I wound up using sunglasses even in snow back then because the cheap goggles were always fogged back then.
Cold day, snow falling, and covering the vents in snow from a bail probably didn't help, and maybe I rushed to judgement. Your advice of getting a beer in the lodge and letting em dry out for a while sounds like good advice. A gondola ride to the top probably isn't adequate time to get that moisture out.
Did I really mess up the anti-fog material on the lenses that bad by cleaning the inside with a microfiber cloth?