The Wait is Over, Winter is Here!

Time to start thinking about going skiing again I think! Well that is if you haven't started already. 

With the Summer months fast disappearing behind the shorter days and the chillier mornings it can only mean one thing which is "Winter Is Coming"! (sorry i could not help myself.) The silver lining behind this is that the 7-8 months of the Northern Hemisphere Ski Season is starting or about to.

Across Europe right now there are a handful of Glacier Resorts which have already started the lifts and opened the pistes to keen pre-pre season skiers. At this time of year you are skiing on what is left of the glacier after a 4 warm months of Freeze'n'Thaw and some fresh snow but it is no less exhilerating as Summer Skiing or Full Winter Skiing. The chances of fresh powder are high as the weather changes are in full flow and you are skiing in the higher parts of the Alpes looking across the valleys with very defined snow lines. 


Resorts open now as of 6th October 2016 are:

  1. Kaunertal Glacier, Austria 
  2. Pitzal Glacier, Austria
  3. Solden, Austria
  4. Moelltal Glacier, Austria
  5. Hintertux Glacier, Austria
  6. Kitzerhorn, Austria
  7. Stubai Glacier, Austria
  8. Tignes, France
  9. Zermatt, Switzerland
  10. Saas Fee, Switzerland
  11. Val Senales Glacier, Italy


While Austria has the most skiing in Europe at the moment that it is all about to change. There are number of resorts about to open in the next couple of weeks so we thought that we would put the opening dates of a few of them here:


  1. Ruka, Finland is opening 10/10/2016
  2. Engelberg, Switzerland is opening 15/10/2016
  3. Kitzbuhel, Austria is opening 22/10/2016
  4. Les Deux, Alpes, France is opening 22/10/2016 until 01/11/2016
  5. Diavolezza, Switzerland is opening 22/10/2016
  6. Arosa, Switzerland is opening 29/10/2016
  7. Zugspitze, Germany is opening 05/11/2016
  8. Laax/Flims, Switzerland is opening 05/11/2016
  9. Verbier/4 Vallees, France is opening 05/11/2016
  10. Obergurgl/Hochgurgl, Austria is opening 17/11/2016
  11. Ischgl/Samnaun, Austria/Switzerland is opening 24/11/2016
  12. Les 3 Vallees, France is opening on 26/11/2016
  13. Baqueira/Beret, Spain is opening on 26/11/2016
  14. St. Anton, Austria is opening on 02/12/2016
  15. Alpe d'Huez, France is opening on 02/12/2016


Keep checking back to see what resorts are opening soon.

Remember to buy your Drysure Extreme Boot Dryers before you go.

The picture below is of Kaunertal Glacier, Austria.

A photo posted by @luisaasch_ on


The video below is of the TEAM USA training on the Fee Glacier.


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One of our stockists, Tallington Lakes Pro Shop, has written a very detailed review of Drysure after using them for 50 days in Vail, Colorado. Here are a couple of key comments from the review:

"After using them for almost 50 days on the mountains I can’t believe how well they have worked at drying my boots over night, at room temperature, and most importantly the odour reduction of my boots. My boots smell fresher after 50 days skiing with Drysure than a week’s skiing with conventional drying."

"For a relatively inexpensive item, that will easily fit in your boots whilst travelling, I will never fly anywhere without my Drysure Boot Dryers again."


Written by Arran - Boot Fitter at Tallington Lake Pro Shop



Awarded "Gear of the Year Award 2017" by 50 Campfires

Drysure Extreme and Active Dryers have been awarded the Gear of The Year Award by 50 CAMPFIRES. 

This is what Nick and the 50 Campfires Team had to say about Drysure:

One of the lessons we learned this year is once you travel with boot/shoe dryers as of your basic essentials kits - you'll never want to be without them again. The difference between pulling on damp, clammy boots or shoes in the morning versus fresh, dry footwear can set the tone for the entire day. And when have limited vacation time, you don't want to risk any.

Drysure works anywhere. You simply put them in your boots and go to bed. in the morning, they've sucked the moisture from your footwear so you'll have happy feet. You stow them and move on to your next location. They are proven to be 12 times more effective than air drying along, while requiring no heat or power source of any kind. Just recharge them in an oven every half dozen dryings or so. They can be reused to dry boots hundreds of times.

In addition to providing the comfort of dry footwear, they extend the life of expensive boots by many times. They work in any kind of footwear from ski boots to hiking boots to trail shoes.... to even your work shoes. That makes Drysure and optimal piece of town to trail gear, which is what we love most!

Click Here to see the article and Gear Of Year Award Magazine


Drysure has been featured in the's 10 Must Have's for 2017/18 Winter here is what they had to say:

Drysure Ski Boot Dryers in a row

"Getting your ski boots dry doesn’t seem to be the problem it was years ago. More and more properties have heated boot rooms and many of them special boot drying racks. But innovators are still coming up with new ideas to get boots dry which can be handy if you find you’re not in a place with good boot driers.  One such great new idea is marketed as ‘Drysure’ a device you drop in to your wet boots where its silica oxide beads get to work and amazingly absorb the moisture. The manufacturers say they’re actually a safer way to dry your boots than heat, especially if you have heat moulded foot beds and shells."

If you would like to see the other 9 Must Haves then here is link to rest of the article - but before you go why not have a look around at the rest of the site.

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DRYSURE - Editors Pick - Flybe Inflight Magazine


Drysure is an eco-friendly boot-and-shoe drying product designed to dry out footwear for people who love outdoor pursuits. It will dry footwear 12 times faster than traditional air drying, and help prevent feet against fungi and bacteria.

There's no need for batteries or electricity and Drysure can be reused multiple times, so is great for the environment. Inside each Drysure are specially-designed silica oxide beads bags which target areas like the toe and heel where sweat and moisture builds up. They are designed to absorb up to 10 days of sweat or moisture before they need reactivating. This is simply done by leaving the Drysures on a warm or hot radiator, putting them on a windowsill in direct sunlight  or removing the outer shell and popping the bead bags in the oven. 

Drysure comes in two designs:

Drysure Active for running, cycling and golf shoes and low ankle walking boots; and

Drysure Extreme for ski, snowboard, wellington and motorbike boots.

Active, £25; Extreme £30

"Trending Tech" by Morzine Source Magazine - Winter 17/18

Drysure boot dryers are amazing. Fact. Not only will they dry out your ski or snowboard boots overnight and make them less stinky, they'll do it all without the need for any electricity! 

Drysure Extreme Boot Dryer have been featured in Morzine's Source Magazine winter 2017 & 2018

These low-bulk contraptions are easy to fir in your suitcase and can be used effectively pretty. much anywhere. But how does it work?

Well, each drier consists of a glossy plastic outer shell that slides easily into your boot and encases a mesh sack of silica gel beads. Silica beads are ultra-absorbent and draw all the moisture out of your liners before stinky bacteria starts to grow, leaving your boots feeling dry the next time you put them on. Each bead sack can absorb unto a week's worth of moisture before it needs to be properly dried out., which can be done on a low temperature in the oven or by leaving them out in the sun. Total genius.

We love them.

To see the online version of Morzine Source Magazine Issue 10 - Winter 17/18 - click here.


Drysure is a start-up brand that makes shoe and boot dryers, using a unique design that allows moisture to be absorbed from your damp or sweaty ski boots twelve times faster than regular air drying.

Whilst most ski boot dryers use batteries or electricity, Drysure has no power source and can be reused over and over again, making the product a more sustainable option compared to alternative ski boot dryers that typically require a power source.

Drysure comes in two designs, “Active” for low ankle footwear like running or cycling shoes and “Extreme” for ski and snowboard boots.

Drysure Extreme can absorb up to 10 days of sweat and moisture before needing to be re-activated, whilst Drysure Active has 7 days, meaning the amount of energy saved creates a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to other ski boot dryers.

Founder of Drysure, James Robbins says, “when developing Drysure, sustainability was a key factor both from a practical side and from an ethical perspective. We all love winter and in creating a product connected with winter sports, it was important for me that Drysure should be sustainable.”

In addition to providing a non-electrical solution to footwear drying, the product provides a hygienic benefit by helping to reduce fungal growth.

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