How to Store Ski Boots

by Jackie Lohrey

Protect your ski boot investment by using proper storage procedures.

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Caring for your ski boots includes procedures to store them between each use and to store them during the off-season. The steps that you take when storing your ski boots provide proper hygiene and can significantly affect the lifespan of your boots.

After-Use Storage

Remove the liner from your ski boots. If your boots do not have a removable liner, crunch some newspaper into a ball and place it in the toe of your ski boot to help absorb moisture.

Use a damp washcloth to wipe the boot body and a toothbrush to clean debris from hard-to-reach areas, such as between buckles.

Air dry your ski boots. If your boots are extremely wet, you can use a boot dryer as an alternative method.

Store ski boots in a dark, dry environment, such as the corner of your closet. Do not store boots in a closed storage container because this can result in your ski boots developing an unpleasant odor.

Off-Season Storage

Remove boot liners and wash by hand using a mild soap. Dry thoroughly.

Clean your ski boots and dry them completely.

Place a boot tree in each ski boot to ensure that it retains a proper form during off-season storage. Make sure that the tongue of the boot is lying flat.

Buckle loosely as additional measure to ensure your ski boots retain their proper form.

Place each boot in a separate plastic storage bag and store in a dry, dark environment.


  • For more air circulation, prop your boots in front of a box fan or use a hair dryer set on the "cool" setting. Do not use heat settings or place your boots in front of a heater or fire.

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About the Author

Based in Green Bay, Wisc., Jackie Lohrey has been writing professionally since 2009. In addition to writing web content and training manuals for small business clients and nonprofit organizations, including ERA Realtors and the Bay Area Humane Society, Lohrey also works as a finance data analyst for a global business outsourcing company.