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goggle lenses based on light conditions

I'm brand new to snowboarding and skiing.

From what I understand, certain types of lenses are better suited to certain types of lighting conditions.

For example, if it's not very sunny then some types of lenses will give better definition of the snow tracks.

On the other hand, if it's really sunny then a different type of lense should be used or you're going to be squinting.

Can you give me an overview of what type of lense is appropriate is each condition?
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I'm brand new to snowboarding and skiing.

From what I understand, certain types of lenses are better suited to certain types of lighting conditions.

For example, if it's not very sunny then some types of lenses will give better definition of the snow tracks.

On the other hand, if it's really sunny then a different type of lense should be used or you're going to be squinting.

Can you give me an overview of what type of lense is appropriate is each condition?
There are lots of exterior lens clors but there are only a few basic interior colors.

- Clear
Just that simple. no UV nothing. great for night riding.

- Yellow
Great for fog/snow low light day time / flat light

- Amber
Great for normal days, ok for flat light. not great at night.

- Smoke/Grey
Great for sunny days, ok for normal days, really bad with flat light

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It seems like amber is the most common goggle lens color.

I don't plan on skiing at night (don't want to hit any trees haha) so it seems like an amber inner lense is a reasonable choice for my first pair of goggles.

Also - I have read that Denver has more sunny days per year than San Diego.

Does this hold true with Aspen as well? Or does this time of year in Aspen tend to be overcast.
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