Skiskates - the shortest skis in the world, the only skates for snow! Let's see what they really are in this article.
What are skiskates?
Skiskates are the shortest skis in the world, combining skiing and skating.
With a body consisting of cap construction and wood core, skiskates are pretty similar to the traditional skis you know, but with some extra advantages.
They are very short - only 44 cm - which allows you to enjoy your ride to the fullest.
Plus, they come in two versions: with binding for ski boots and snowboard boots. So if you are not a fan of uncomfortable ski boots, you can still enjoy skiskating.
What is the difference between Snowfeet and ski skates?
The main difference is the construction and the optimal footwear.
Skiskates are made out of similar materials as skis, with bindings intended for ski boots or snowboard boots.
Snowfeet* are made out of highly durable fiberglass reinforced material and you can wear any winter boots or snowboard boots.
The movement is similar to ice hockey or rollerblading. If you know how to do that, skiskating will be a piece of cake.
How do you use mini skiskates?
Basic tips on how to skiskate:
- keep the front-back balance by placing your weight over the middle of your feet or over your heels
- keep your legs flexible, at about shoulder width, slightly bend your knees and lean the upper part of your body forward.
- place one foot in front of the other if it helps you increase your stability.
- stopping is pretty easy, it’s similar to stopping with skis or skates.
Watch our tutorial to learn more
Are ski skates good for beginners?
Skiskates can be a bit challenging because they are very short, but it helps to know how to skate. The learning process is fast, though.
Skiskates are easy for rollerbladers or hockey players since they already know their way through the ice and snow. For the rest of the beginners, skiskates can be a bit challenging, since they do not provide a long and firm base and they require a different style of moving.
However, the learning process is super fun and fast, so you will enjoy your whole journey with skiskates.
Yes, they are allowed. You can take them anywhere you wish - ski slopes, snowparks, hiking trails, or small hills.
Are ski skates allowed?
Skiskates with ski boots binding cost 340 USD, skiskates with snowboard boots binding cost 340. But check out for special offers and discounts!
Nothing says more about a product than the customers themselves.
Michael: "We purchased 2 sets of skiskates. They are amazing! Very good quality! Easy to control and responsive. Pretty easy to learn. We were taking them off small jumps on the second run. Be ready for everybody wanting to talk to you about them while you're on the mountain. Great option when it hasn't snowed in a while. We love them!"
Bonnie O'Neill: "Brilliant!!! I love my Skiskates! Very easy to learn. I'm looking forward to seeing how they run on the slopes in Queenstown NZ x"
Marissa Bethea: Love love love! Ski skates are the best. I tried skiing a few times with no luck ( I was a late bloomer to skiing). I did relieve when trying to ski I would get frustrated from not being able to pick up from my feet. When I ran across ski skates I thought they would work better for me since I have been an avid roller/ice skater since childhood. I took them out and had the most fun ever on the mountain. Best purchase ever. Can’t wait till next season to take hit the slopes.
Logan: "Novice friendly. I’m not an experienced skier, but am now living in a place that gets a lot of snow. I bought these in an attempt to find something fun to use in my new home. And after getting to finally try them out I can say they’re great fun! I have a feeling we will need to purchase another pair (at least) so that I don’t have to share mine!"
Enrique Torres: "Super fun and good quality. Great invention and everyone is asking me where to buy them… Well done."
Dillon McCloud: "Best thing since sliced bread Most fun I've had since I've opened a bag of wonder bread! But in all seriousness, these are so much fun. Easy to transport and easy to use."
A lot has been already said, the choice is now yours. Will you join the next big winter sport? Ride into the new season on your new skiskates and let them all eat your dust!
See you on the slopes!