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Driving while wearing your ski boots

have you driven in ski boots?

  • All the time

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • For a short distance

    Votes: 7 41.2%
  • Never

    Votes: 10 58.8%

  • Total voters
    17

Nick

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Have you done it?

read an article today that talked about someone literally causing a pileup by driving with their ski boots on.

I can't even comprehend it. When I'm done skiing nothing feels better than taking my boots off and swapping them with some sneakers. Getting in a car and driving with them seems torturous to me. I don't care if I was going one mile down the road.
 

jaytrem

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I have driven from Killington to Pico wearing 1 ski boot. Probably doesn't count.
 

BenedictGomez

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This was discussed in a thread very recently. I always thought it was a joke, but yet there were about 4 or 5 people here who fessed-up to actually doing it.
 

chuckstah

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After lunch to get a close up parking spot sure. On roads, not so much.
 

Edd

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Did it once at Jay Peak a bunch of years ago. Our condo didn’t have mountain access so got dressed and drove to the base. Do not recommend.
 

abc

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Nordic & tele boots? All the time.

Alpine boots? Never.

(I’m not even sure I can get my legs in the car with boots on without pushing the seat back first... wait, ok I’m short)
 

jimk

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This was discussed in a thread very recently. I always thought it was a joke, but yet there were about 4 or 5 people here who fessed-up to actually doing it.
This is like admitting that you drink straight out of the milk carton from the fridge.
dunce-cap.jpg

I have driven down Little Cottonwood Canyon about a half dozen times with alpine ski boots on. Usually it's because I was in a hurry and/or it was really cold and I didn't feel like waiting for my boots to thaw to get them off. I've never done it for more than about a 20 minute drive or with anyone else in the car - because they'd make me wear a dunce cap if I got caught. Driving down LCC doesn't require a lot of footwork if you use low gear for the curves.
 

slatham

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Love the pic Jimk....

Yes I am one of those who will drive with ski boots on. Very specific situation - Bromley condo to Magic and back. Dry pavement. Light out. One stop sign, no stop lights. 2 turns. One place to slow down. Back roads. 10 miles. It’s actually pretty easy. And the skill will come in very handy this year with no lodge access.
 

skiur

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Depends on the car, SUV's and mini vans where you sit more upright it's not that difficult. Sedans and coupes are much more difficult. Automatic transmission obviously is needed.
 
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