Why suffer with cold feet on the slopes? You don’t have to if you buy one of the best heated ski boots.
These products have an easy to use built in heating system and there’s plenty of options for all skill levels for both men and women.
Before we get into my top picks you should watch the video below which explains everything you should consider when buying new ski boots.
Let’s get into it.
How To Choose Ski Boots
There’s a few things you have to think about when getting new ski boots. Here’s a video that explains everything:
Not too bad, right?
Just make sure to get the right fit (size and width) and one that’s skill level appropriate (this relies on getting the corect flex).
Heated Ski Boots For Men
Salomon X-Pro Custom Heat
Our Rating: 4.9/5
Flex: 110 (Advanced skiers)
Salomon is a company that I really like and I’ve rocked their skis the last few winters. I find their gear performs well and is very durable – that sums up their X-Pro Custom Heat.
The flex on this product is perfect for people that are pretty advanced. So if you’re an absolute beginner and are looking for a boot to toast your toes, you’ll want to look elsewhere – you’ll need some skill to wear the X-Pro’s.
- 3 heat settings: One thing you’re going to like about this product is it has multiple heat settings from low to high. This way when it’s a little warmer than expected you can keep the temperature on low and when it’s ultra cold you can bump it to high.
- Easy to use heater: It’s very easy to switch the level of warmth you get too. Everything is controlled with a simple button.
- Rechargeable battery: Another aspect that you’re going to appreciate is the rechargeable battery this boot comes with. This battery can be charged hundreds of times without needing to be replaced too.
- Battery is long lasting: You get up to 18 hours of warmth – 18 hours! This means you’ll have more than enough heat to get you through the day and probably the next day too.
- Twinfram2 design: This improves the feel of this boot and makes the energy transfer as efficient as possible. This means it’ll take less effort to make cuts and this is good for any high performer.
- Heat moldable 360 custom shell: In order to enjoy yourself the most when skiing you need a ski boot that’s the right size and one that’s the right width. Luckily for you, the X-Pro Custom Heat has a heat moldable shell and this means you can get the perfect fit for your feet.
- 4 aluminum buckles: This boot comes with 4 lightweight, aluminum buckles too and this ensures you can feel nice and secure.
- Adjustable flex: You can fine tune the flex on these boots as well and this is perfect if you expect to go on various terrains.
Here’s a video that quickly goes over every feature:
As you can see there’s a lot to love with this product – not only will it keep your toes nice and warm, it’ll perform out on the slopes too. It is pretty pricey, though. If you’re looking for a budget deal, this one is not for you.
Alpina Elite 80 Heat
Our Rating: 4.8/5
Flex: 80 (Beginner to Intermediate)
Here we have another great heated ski boot and The Alpina Elite 80 is made for a different class of skier than the one you just saw – this one is made more for people that are beginners to solid intermediates.
So if you like blue squares and the occasional black diamond, this is a boot that’ll work for you. It has the performance and forgiveness to make these skiers very happy.
- 3 different heat settings: This is definitely what you want when your purchase this kind of ski boot. It allows you to get the perfect amount of heat and you’ll never be too hot or too cold.
- Discreet heater: The engineers of this boot did an excellent job with heater placement too. You won’t notice it in the Elite 80 and the battery pack is hidden well too.
- X-Frame construction: This construction reduces the overall weight of this product while keeping its rigidity. This means you won’t be slowed down by weight and you’ll be able to make sharp carves.
- Easy entry system: I once owned a pair of boots that were basically impossible to put on – it would take up to 10 minutes to do so and it would take a lot of effort. That’s not the case with the Elite 80’s and you’ll easily be able to slide these on and off without any issues.
- Perfect for medium width foot and calf: The last of a ski boot measures the width and this one is 102mm. This means it’s perfect for medium width feet.
- All mountain design: If you’re someone that likes to vary the terrain you ski on, you’ll like these boots. They can handle evry part of the mountain.
These boots aren’t overly expensive either. They’re not cheap but they’re about half the price of the one’s you just saw previously. Also, you get a 1 year warranty with that too. So if there’s any issues with the heating system you can send it back and get a new pair!
K2 Spyne 120 Heat
Our Rating: 4.9/5
Flex: 120 (Advanced/expert)
K2 is another company that all skiers have heard of and if you’ve been skiing long enough, you’ve probably owned their gear in the past. When you buy from them you know you’re getting quality and getting a product designed to perform.
That’s exactly what their K2 Spyne does too. These boots can be worn by people that are quite aggressive and like to push the boundaries a bit. If that’s you, you should definitely consider purchasing these boots.
- 3 heat settings: Like the last couple of boots you’ve seen, the Spyne 120 allows you to control how much heat you get. You’ll always be perfectly comfortable because of this.
- 19 hours of heat: How many hours do you ski in a day? 6? 7? 8? I doubt it’s 19. If you decide on these boots you get up to 19 hours of heat and that should be good no matter how much you ski.
- Lux Fit Pro: This boot features a heat moldable liner too. This means you have the option to get a perfect and customizable fit.
- Grip walk outsoles: When you’re walking around in your boots, you want good grip (especially when climbing and going down stairs). That’s what you’ll get if you purchase this product. Also, the grips can be replaced if they ever wear down on you.
- Power wedge: The power wedge allows you to adjust the forward lean of this ski boot between 12 to 14 degrees. This is good if you ski on various trails.
- Powerfuse Spyne: The Powerfuse Spyne makes this boot as responsive as possible. You’ll be able to move laterally with ease and tackle every trail on the mountain.
The K2 Spyne truly is a high performing boot and one advanced to expert skiers will really love. Quality is never cheap, though, and that applies here. You’ll have to pay extra to have these boots on your feet.
Alpina Elite Stealth In Temp
Our Rating: 4.9/5
Flex: 130 (Advanced to Expert)
Here we have another boot that people who like to fly down the mountain will want to consider. This boot is very stiff and has a flex of 130. This means it’ll take very little effort to carve and this comes in handy when you’re skiing on advanced terrain.
Like the last Alpine boot you saw, this one has a very discreet heating system and the battery pack isn’t noticeable at all. This is good for anyone that doesn’t want to be distracted when skiing.
- Multiple heat settings: Like all well made heated ski boots, this one allows you to control how much warmth you get. You should easily be able to find the perfect setting because of this.
- 10 hours of heat: You get up to 10 hours of heat too. This should be enough for most people to last all day without running out.
- Alpina X Frame: This construction comes in handy when you feel like pushing things and going as fast as you can. It really improves your overall control.
- Ski/hike mode: This is a feature that I like and I’m sure you will too (your boots now might even have this). This just allows you to adjust your boots for when you’re skiing and when you’re walking around.
- 4 buckles: These buckles ensure you are locked in safely and securely. They’re also very durable and you won’t have to worry about them breaking.
- Best medium width foot: The last on these boots is 100mm and this makes them perfect for anyone with a medium foot and calf.
- Easy Entry: This is an over looked feature and is very key. You don’t want to cause yourself pain trying to cram your foot in and fortunately if you decide on this product you won’t have to worry about that.
The price is fair too. They’re certainly not cheap but in comparison to other boots on this list they’re not too bad.
Alpina Elite 100 Heat
Our Rating: 4.8/5
Flex: 100 (Advanced)
Alpina should be a brand you’re familiar with at this point and this is their third boot for men. This shouldn’t come as much as a surprise, though, this company makes a lot of these kinds of products (more than basically everyone else).
The main difference between this one and the one you just saw is this one is made for a slightly less aggressive skier. You still need quite a bit of skill to purchase these but the flex is 100 where the last boot was 130. This just means less stiffness and less performance in terms of sharp carves.
- 4 Dry liner: This liner does a good job wicking away any sweat you might let off because of the heater. This keeps your feet dry and prevents blisters from forming.
- X-Frame Construction: You’ve already seen this construction on the other Alpina boots listed here and this helps this product in the responsiveness department.
- Ski/hike mode: This is a handy little feature and just ensures you’re at your most comfortable when you’re locked into your skis and when you’re not.
- Easy entry system: I’ve mentioned this before but it’s worth mentioning again. You want a boot that’s easy to put on because it makes life on the slopes much easier. These boots are very easy to put on and take off and you’ll really appreciate this.
- Multiple heat settings: The last thing you want is to get a boot that has one heat setting – you may find yourself too hot or too cold. Having a high, medium and low setting means you’ll always be able to find the perfect amount of warmth.
The fact these ski boots come with a heating system means they’ll cost more than a regular pair of ski boots. But they’re not overly expensive and I don’t think you’ll mind their price.
Heated Ski Boots For Women
Salomon Women’s X-Pro Custom Heat
Our Rating: 4.9/5
Flex: 90 (Intermediate to advanced)
First up for women is a ski boot that you’ll really like – if you have the skill to wear them. The Salomon Women’s X-Pro Custom Heat comes with a 90 flex which means you should be a pretty good skier and are pretty high performing (not the highest you can get but still pretty high).
One aspect I know you’re also going to love with this boot is you get several heat settings. When your toes are a little extra cold you can crank the heat up to high and when you aren’t as cold you can set it to low. There’s a medium heat setting too.
- Up to 18 hours of warmth: If you’re worried about running out of battery life on the slopes, you shouldn’t be. You get up to 18 hours of heat, which is more than one person would need in a day.
- Heat formed custom shell: In order to ski your best you’ll want a boot that fits right. If you purchase this Salomon boot you can get a custom fit because it can be formed to your feet through heat. So it doesn’t matter if you have a wide foot or narrow, you can get this product to fit well.
- Custom Fit 3D Liner: Liner on this product forms to your feet too. This is another reason this boot is so comfortable to wear.
- Twinframe 2 Construction: This construction is lighter than previous models and it’s ultra responsive. You’ll be able to perform at your highest level possible because of this.
- 4 buckles and powerstrap: You want to make sure your ankle and foot are secure too. With the 4 strong buckles that come with this boot and the powerstrap, you’ll be locked in place.
This is one of the more quality boots you’ll find in terms of performance and heating technology. Because of this, this product will cost a little extra to purchase. I think they’re worth every penny, though, and I’m sure you’ll come to the same conclusion if you decide on these boots.
Rossignol Women’s Pure Pro Heat 90
Our Rating: 4.8/5
Flex: 90 (Intermediate to advanced)
Are you looking for a company that knows skiing and makes dependable, high performing ski boots? Look no further than Rossignol. This is a brand you can trust and you should definitely seek out their products.
Their Pure Pro Heat 90 is a boot that performs really well too. This ski boot is designed for aggressive women skiers and is perfect for those that like to go fast and test their limits.
- 4 different heat settings: Most of the boots on this list only come with 3 heat settings. The Pure Pro Heat, however, comes with 4. This means you get even more customization and you’ll be even more comfortable. The heater is made from Thermic, which is one of the top companies in terms of heating devices.
- Merino wool liner: If 4 heat settings weren’t good enough, you get a comfortable and warm wool liner. This liner is soft to the touch and you’ll really appreciate how it feels.
- Sensor blade shell: This shell is lightweight and this helps you go a little faster out there. Also, it improves the overall feel and response of this product.
- Interchangeable sole: You can place a WTR (walk to ride) sole over this boot so you can walk in the parking lot without damaging the traction underneath.
- Odor resistant: The liner inside of this boot also fights off bad smells and odors. You won’t have to worry about any foul smells when you take this boot off at the end of the day.
This is another product that’s going to cost a little extra to purchase. It’s actually cheaper than the one you just saw from Salomon but it is by no means cheap.
Alpina Women’s Ruby 65 Heat
Our Rating: 4.8/5
Flex: 65 (Beginner to intermediate)
So far the boots you’ve seen have been for people that are skillful and aggressive. But what if you’re a beginner or just someone that likes to take it easy when you ski?
If that sounds like you, then the Alpina Women’s Ruby 65 should work perfectly. These boots are tailor made for people that ski mellow and are still learning.
- 3 heat settings: Like most heated ski boots, this one comes with a low, medium and high heat settings. You can get the perfect amount of warmth because of this.
- Discreet wiring: One thing you’re going to like is how the heater is installed. The coils are built into the liner and won’t irritate or distract you in any way.
- Volume control regulator: This feature and the Ratchet Cuff Buckle ensures you can get a custom fit and this makes the Ruby very comfortable.
- Women’s specific fit: This boot is made specifically to cater to the anatomical needs of a woman’s leg shape.
- Roomy foot bed: Basically all beginner ski boots are extra roomy and that’s the case here. You won’t have to cram your foot into this product.
One thing that’s really great about the Alpina Ruby is it’s pretty cheap. So if you’re looking for a ski boot to help you enjoy your day on the slopes (preferably green and blue squares) and won’t break the bank, this one is worth considering.
Alpina Women’s Eve 75
Our Rating: 4.8/5
Flex: 75 (Intermediate)
So far you’ve seen boots made for very skilled skiers and one for mellow, beginners. Many people are somewhere between that, though. If you’re most comfortable on blue squares and the occasional black diamond, the Alpina Women’s Eve 75 will work for you.
Like all the boots on this list, this one comes with a built in heating system and you’ll really like this one. It’s high quality and ensures your toes are toasty all day long.
- Wide toe box: Like the boot you just saw, this one comes with a little extra room for your feet. This makes sure you’re comfortable and your feet won’t be in pain.
- 4 buckles and powerstrap: If you’re worried about your ankle’s not being strapped in, you shouldn’t be. This product comes with well made buckles and a strap to keep your leg in place.
- Volume control plate: This allows you to adjust the fit of this product to your unique leg shape and this is another feature that ensures comfort.
- Multiple heat settings: This isn’t a unique feature (every boot listed here has more than 1 heat setting ) but it’s nice to see. You’ll have full control over how warm your feet are.
These boots are well made but not particularly high performing – like I said up top it’s made more for intermediates. Because of this they’re not overly pricey and most people will find their cost fair.
Heated Ski Boot FAQ’S
1) Question: How much do these products cost?
Answer: Ski boots tend to be pretty expensive and any good pair usually costs over $200. Heated ski boots are a little special, however, and because of that cost extra – in the $250 to $550 range, which is fair.
If you buy a separate heater to pair with your non-heated ski boots, it’ll cost between $150 to $300. It’s honestly probably cheaper to just buy a boot with a heater built in.
Keep in mind skill level plays a role too. So a boot that’s made for a beginner tends to be much cheaper than one that’s made for someone more advanced.
2) Question: Can I buy these boots online?
Answer: As long as you know your size, skill level and “last,” you shouldn’t have too many issues buying a ski boot online.
Heated boots are kind of a specialty item too and might not be readily available in your local ski shop. Your only choice may be to buy them online.
All the products on this list are high quality and I found links to the best price for each one. You should easily be able to find what you’re looking for with the boots up top.
3) Question: How does the heating system work?
Answer: The heating system in these boots are well made and built right into the liner. They use heating coils and they all have different heat settings. If you want a little extra warmth you have that option and if you need less, you’ll have that option too.
4) Question: Will the battery or heating system irritate me?
Answer: When you buy a separate heater and have to install it, there’s a chance the wiring or battery could be irritating. But that’s not the case with a heated ski boot. These products are well designed and the companies making them do a good job hiding the battery and wiring. You won’t even notice it while you’re skiing!
5) Question: What is the battery life like?
Answer: It would stink to have a battery life that only lasts for a hour or two, right? Luckily for you and I the batteries included with these boots are excellent. In most cases you’ll get up to 11 hours and all the way up to 18 hours in others! You won’t need more than that and this should give you piece of mind that your feet will be toasty all day long.
6) Question: Is there an alternative heating system available?
Answer: If you have a pair of ski boots that you like and they don’t have a heating system, you actually don’t need to purchase a new boot. You can buy a separate heater and install it into your boot. These products can cost between $150 to $350 and are pretty easy to set up.
7) Question: What is the flex of a ski boot?
Answer: Flex is just how stiff a boot is and the more “flex” or stiffness a boot has, the more skill you should have.
8) Question: What is the last of a ski boot?
Answer: The last of the boot is how wide it is. Beginner boots tend to be a little wider and more advanced boots tend to be more narrow.
9) Question: How do I get the perfect fit?
Answer: Here’s a video that explains how to fit a boot:
Don’t Ski With Cold Feet!
I love skiing and I’m sure you do too. Nobody likes having cold feet, though.
The good news is you don’t have to suffer with that anymore if you purchase a heated ski boot. There’s one for every skill level too and you’ll easily be able to find one that suits you perfectly.
If you need anything cleared up, comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as quickly as possible.
Are you excited to hit the slopes with your new boots?