How to Install Ski Boots on Skis

How to Install Ski Boots on Skis
Skiing is a gear-oriented sport that requires you to bring many things to the ski hill. Because of this, many skiers look for alternative ways to store or transport their skis. One such way involves installing ski boots onto skis to either stow them during the off-season or bring them out to the resort.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Close the ski boots and fasten the buckles. The ski boots should be snugly fastened but not overly tight to reduce stress on the boots. Close any Velcro straps and secure any loose items on the boots.
Step 2
Place the skis side by side on the ground or floor, making sure the ski bindings are not released. If the brakes on the bindings are not touching the ground, then the binding is released. Clamp it by pushing the heel down until you hear a click.
Step 3
Place the toe of the boot into the toepiece (forewardmost part) of the binding--and remember the acronym TGIF (toe goes in first)--letting the heel of the boot rest on the heelpiece (back section) of the binding.
Step 4
Firmly grasp the cuff of the boot and press down hard on the heelpiece of the binding until you hear a loud click. Alternatively, you can place your hand and arm into the boot and push firmly until the binding engages.
Step 5
Repeat the process for the other ski so that you have two boots securely installed on two skis. The skis can now be stored or transported.

Tips & Warnings

Installing ski boots onto skis is an excellent way to package skis and boots for flying so they won't rattle or bang around.


Article Written By Rob Holzman

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Rob Holzman has been writing outdoor articles since 1997. He recently published the first comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for Pennsylvania and has fiction work published in the "Pacific Northwest Inlander". Holzman has also appeared on FOX television and has been an outdoor consultant for the Discovery Channel.

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