How To Properly Clean And Store Your Ski Boots

Man holding ski and ski boots

Caring for your ski boots includes learning to properly store them after each use and maintaining them during the off-season. The steps that you take can significantly affect the hygiene and lifespan of your outdoor shoes. If you are planning to get a pair of Tecnica Mach 1 130, here are storage tips you need to consider:

Use the Right Supplies

Cleaning up your ski boots is fairly easy, and you can do it almost anywhere. As for the cleaning solution, it’s better to stick with mild dish soap. This way, you won’t have to worry about using it on the plastic shell of your boots. It is also quite good at removing oils and grease that were present in the man-made snow. Put a few drops of dish soap in your sink or bucket filled with hot water and you’re ready to clean up.

Clean Up

Unless you submerge your boots in water during a spring slush event, there is no need for you to take out the entire liner for cleanup. Do make sure that the inside of your boots is dry before storing. Arm your rag with soapy water and start wiping down the outside of each boot from top to bottom. You may also need to use a toothbrush to scrub off stubborn dirt.


If you don’t want your shoes to smell funky after a whole season, you have to let it completely dry before storage. You can also take a quick shot of FEBreeze down into each boot to keep them smelling fresh.

Store in a Dry Place

Boots are prone to collect dust, so place them in a gear bag to keep them clean. If you have space, store them in a closet in a spare room instead of leaving them in the basement or garage.

It doesn’t take too much effort to maintain and store your boots. Not only will these tips help your shoes fresh, but they also help extend their useful life.