How to Keep Warm in Ski Boots

How to Keep Warm in Ski Boots
Most skiers are bundled up in multiple layers when they take to the slopes, but one part of the body that seems most susceptible to the cold weather are the feet. Part of this has to do with the boot's interaction with the snow, but how warm or cold your feet are has a lot to do with the quality of your boot's insulation. If you consistently are cold and having to take breaks to warm up, there are several things you can do to get your feet warm and save time while skiing.


Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1
Start your day with warm feet. Cold feet aren't likely to warm up once outside, but warm feet placed into boots can create a warm area that, if insulated well, can carry through a significant portion of the day.
Step 2
Purchase a boot liner to put in your boot. This will add an extra layer of insulation. If melted snow is getting into the boot, make sure to choose a waterproof liner. This option will only work if you have the free space in your boot to fit in an extra liner without cramping your feet.
Step 3
Make sure the boot cuff is secure around your lower leg. The boot cuff can help keep your foot's warm air in, and it also protects your boot from being filled with snow, in addition to the support it provides.
Step 4
Wear a second pair of socks, if you are only wearing one.
Step 5
Purchase BootGloves, which are neoprene sleeves slipped over the outside of your boots to keep moisture out and and warmth in.
Step 6
Purchase in-boot heaters. These work similar to electric blankets and work by slipping a thin heating strip underneath the insole of your boot. A cord runs out to the back of the boot, where the charger is connected to the boot and feeds electricity in to the heater, keeping your feet warm all day long. Hotronics is a company that makes in-boot heaters that cost less than $200.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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