Church and State Optics, started in Vail, offers a wide variety of men’s and women’s ski goggles, sunglasses and ski belts. Visit churchandstateoptics.com to shop.
On an overcast ski day when the light is flat, there’s nothing more satisfying — besides fresh powder, of course — than a pair of Colorado-designed goggles that can handle the conditions.
Made in Italy but designed and tested in Vail, Church and State Optics has plenty of styles for all kinds of weather. But it’s the “Jaded” style — with a multi-layered yellow base lens with citrus-purple ombre finish — that crushed a recent powder day on Aspen Mountain and turned this snowboarder into a Church and State believer.