Review: Best Hand and Ski Boot Warmers for 2024

A skier on top of a mountain keeping her hands warm in the cold weather.

One of the greatest joys of winter is setting aside time for skiing or snowboarding. But cold hands and feet often cut a full day on the slopes short. Continuing to ski or snowboard in such pain and discomfort simply isn't enjoyable.

Skiers and boarders will often turn to single-use hot packets for instant warmth, but many find them less than optimal. Some people find they don’t last long enough, while others find the heat fluctuates too much, causing them to sweat. If you're a frequent skier or boarder, it can get expensive to repeatedly buy these single-use warmers.   

If you resonate with any of this, we may have just the best hand and boot warmers for ski boots in 2024 for you. It involves a reusable, more sustainable option that also eliminates litter from the beloved, snowy hills.

But before we get into it, here’s an overview of what this article will cover:

Beaver Fur Warmers: The Solution for Skiers and Boarders

Beaver fur has been effective in keeping people warm for centuries. In fact, this is how Indigenous Peoples keep warm in -40 degree weather up in Northern Canada. Natural fur is a valuable tradition that has stood the test of time.  

Keeping warm with Aurora Heat warmers

How does it work?

Beaver fur’s thick undercoat is a natural insulator and keeps beavers warm as they move in and out of freezing water. That same natural insulation of sheared beaver fur can keep your fingers and toes warm during a full day of skiing or snowboarding.

The tanning process removes the coarse outer hairs, revealing 10,000 filaments per square inch of soft underfur. Sheared beaver fur doesn’t create or add heat, but rather helps to retain the heat that your body is naturally generating. The result: comfortable and everlasting warmth as you brace the winter cold. 

Key Features

In addition to providing comfortable warmth, sheared beaver fur has a number of attractive features:

  • Everlasting warmth. Sheared beaver fur is highly durable and long-lasting, offering reliable warmth year after year. Customers who purchased Aurora Heat products in 2015 are still enjoying their warmth today. Without having to worry about battery life or repurchasing the product, this ensures an excellent return on investment.
  • Non-toxic, hypoallergenic, ultra-soft. Sheared beaver fur is incredibly comfortable for all skin types and therefore ensures a cozy experience.
  • Reusable. Aurora Heat has never seen fur warmers “fall apart” or lose their quality, making them a great choice for warmers year after year.
  • Practical and versatile. You can still grip your ski poles while wearing them in your gloves, and they’ll fit comfortably in your ski boots, too. The fur can model in different ways, providing many uses beyond skiing and snowboarding. Again, the return on investment is incomparable.
  • Sustainable. Aurora Heat uses fur sourced from wild beavers, harvested by Indigenous trappers who keep the ecosystem in balance. They have a deep respect for the animal and use every part of the beaver.
  • Biodegradable. Sheared beaver fur decomposes without harming the environment, should you need to discard them.

Given all these features, we can see that beaver fur is exceptional at keeping your hands and feet warm when skiing or snowboarding.

Aurora Heat’s Best Warmers for Skiing and Snowboarding

Aurora Heat has a number of fur-based products to keep you warm in cold weather during a full day of skiing or snowboarding. Below we detail our top picks for the best ski boot warmers.

1. Reusable Hand Warmers

Aurora Heat's Reusable Hand Warmers keep hands warm while skiing and snowboarding

Aurora Heat’s Reusable Hand Warmers's design keeps your hands warm when skiing or snowboarding. Just slip them into your ski gloves or mittens with the fur side against your skin. The leather texture helps them stay in place. Their sheared fur keeps them thin enough that you can grip your ski poles comfortably without it feeling bulky.

Offered in two sizes and colors, Aurora Heat’s hand warmers are a favorite among many skiers and snowboarders. See what they have to say: 

Aurora Heat's Reusable Hand Warmers keep hands warm while skiing and snowboarding

As mentioned in the Key Features section, Aurora Heat’s reusable hand warmers are practical and versatile in many settings. You can wear them with any pair of mittens or gloves to help you brave the cold weather. Many people stick them in their pockets while indoors and outdoors, having them in perfect reach for extra warmth and comfort.

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2. Reusable Thumb Warmers

Aurora Heat's Thumb Warmers keep your hands and fingers warm while skiing and snowboarding

No matter what, do you ever have that one finger that just can’t seem to escape getting cold? Enter Aurora Heat’s Reusable Thumb Warmers. This is their smallest product, but make no mistake of its mightiness.

Simply fold the warmer over top your finger (with the fur-side facing your skin) before guiding your hand into your glove or mitten. Once inside, the grippy texture of the leather helps them stay stationary. 

These are especially useful when skiing and snowboarding for hours on end. When you’re in cold temperatures, it’s inevitable to have at least one freezing cold finger. These thumb warmers are incredibly effective in cases such as these. See what one ski instructors had to say about them:

Aurora Heat's Reusable Thumb Warmers keep fingers warm while skiing and snowboarding
Aurora Heat's Foot Warmers keep feet warm while in ski boots

Cold toes are a common issue for skiers and snowboarders. Few things can cut your ski day short faster than icy foot pain. Luckily, Aurora Heat’s Reusable Foot Warmers use a passive warming system to keep you warm and comfortable.

Simply adjust the shape of the warmers so that they cover the vulnerable parts of your feet. For most people, this means having them directly on top of the foot, covering the top of your big toe. Then, slip them into your socks in the exact spot you’d like them to be; the grippy texture of the leather will help to keep them in place.

Their foot warmers are available in three thicknesses, but we suggest the "thin" or "regular" options for those tight-fitting ski boots. Sheared to an optimal height, these warmers ensure a comfortable fit.

And like the hand warmers, the foot warmers have many use cases besides skiing and snowboarding. Since they fit well in socks, you can wear them with indoor or outdoor footwear, including slippers, boots, shoes, or sneakers. So if you are not a frequent skier or boarder, rest assured you will get great use of them no matter what.

Aurora Heat’s foot warmers stand out from other warmers on the market for being affordable and versatile. You'll discover numerous ways to use them. Still unsure? Read what our ski customers have to say:

Aurora Heat's Reusable Foot Warmers keep feet warm while skiing and snowboarding

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4. Ultra Hand and Ultra Foot Warmers

Aurora Heat's Ultra Hand and Ultra Foot Warmers are excellent at keeping hands and feet warm while skiing

Since the mountains are much colder than local temperatures, customers choose Aurora Heat’s Ultra Hand Warmers and Ultra Foot Warmers. They are just like the reusable hand and foot warmers, but longer in size. These warmers cover more surface area on your hands and feet, promising ultimate warmth for your activities.  

Wear them just like their hand and foot counterparts. Their extra fur allows you to wrap up and around the fingers and toes, providing full coverage.

The reusable hand he Ultra Warmers are a great add-on if you’re a frequent skier or boarder, or if you have circulation issues. They’re so awesome that they’ll make you want to add even more Aurora Heat to your collection! 

Aurora Heat's Ultra Hand Warmers keep hands warm while skiing and snowboarding
Aurora Heat's Ultra Foot Warmers keep feet warm while skiing and snowboarding

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5. Kids’ Hand and Foot Warmers

Aurora Heat's Kids Hand and Foot Warmers keep kids warm while skiing and snowboarding

If you ski or snowboard with your children, then you’re probably familiar with the frequent “Mom, I’m cold!” complaints. Aurora Heat has your kids covered with their Sekui Hand & Foot Warmers.

Just like the reusable hand and foot warmers, slip them into your children’s gloves or ski boots with the fur-side facing their skin. With room on the leather side to write their name, you can keep track of them! Rest assured, the Sekui warmers will provide supreme comfort and warmth for a full day of skiing.

Aurora Heat's Kids' Hand and Foot Warmers keep children warm while skiing and snowboarding

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Bonus Warmers For Skiers and Snowboarders

Above, we outlined our top picks for keeping your hands and feet warm on the slopes. In this section, we detail a few bonus warmers that are sure to keep you warm as well.

Wrist Warmers

Wrist warmers improve blood circulation in the cold.

If you have circulation issues, consider Aurora Heat’s Wrist Warmers. They’re a great addition to the hand warmers, providing extra warmth to your extremities. Available in 4 sizes, the elastic enclosure makes them easy to slip on and off. Since they are not bulky, they can easily be worn with long sleeves and ski gloves.

Customers love the wrist warmers for indoor purposes as well. They are perfect if you have poor blood circulation and painful joints. These special warmers offer comforting relief to help you manage daily activities. So if you opt for the wrist warmers, we’re confident you’ll get ample use of them away from the slopes as well.

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Head & Body Warmer

Aurora Heat's head and body warmer keeps head warm when skiing and snowboarding

Aurora Heat’s Head & Body Warmer is an excellent insulator for keeping your head warm. The warmer is quite compact, so you can easily tuck it into hats, toques, and helmets while you ski. Its large surface area allows you to wear it wherever you need it on your body! So if your elbows or knees are cold, you can always tuck the Head & Body Warmer there for additional warmth and comfort.

They are also great at providing gentle heat for those sore muscles apres ski. This larger warmer is super useful warmer to have on the slopes!

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Ultra Body Warmer

Aurora Heat's Ultra Body Warmer helps keep skiers and snowboarders warm

The Ultra Body Warmer is like the Head & Body Warmer, but even bigger! With 78 square inches of supremely soft fur, this warmer can be placed anywhere on the body and will do the trick, so long as the fur side is facing your skin. Just like the other warmers, the grippy texture of the leather will help to keep it in place.  The Ultra Body Warmer is commonly used to keep the chest and bum warm when skiing, or on sore muscles apres ski, but it can be used in so many other settings as well. Many customers wear this warmer when sleeping or lounging around the home. So if you decide on this warmer, know that you’ll find many versatile uses for it outside of the slopes!

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Breast Warmers

Breast Warmers keep breasts warm while skiing and snowboarding

For those with sensitive breasts or implants, you might find your breasts get cold quicker, especially when in colder temperatures. For cases such as these, you’ll find Aurora Heat’s Breast Warmers super effective at keeping you warm. Simply insert them into your bra with the fur side facing your skin, and enjoy the benefit of their added comfort and warmth.

Available in two thicknesses, these warmers are subtle and discreet, not visible even under thin clothing. This makes them a fan favourite for everyday activities - not just when layering up on the slopes!

Aurora Heat's Reusable Breast Warmers keep breasts warm while skiing and snowboarding

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Cell Phone Warmer

Aurora Heat's Cell Phone Warmers keeps your phone from dying while skiing and snowboarding in cold temperatures

Ever had your cell phone shut down due to extended cold temperatures? Not ideal when you’re far from home, spending a full day on the slopes, and need reliable access.

Enter Aurora Heat’s Cell Phone Warmer. This product keeps your phone warm, so you can continue using it throughout the day on the mountains, without any issues. The supreme softness of the fur ensures that your phone remains scratch-free as well. 

While this product was designed for cell phones, customers say it keeps batteries and snacks warm as well.



Aurora Heat's Cell Phone Warmer prevents phone from dying while skiing and snowboarding

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Fortunately, Aurora Heat has a number of eco-friendly products to keep you warm while skiing or snowboarding. Their versatility, reusability, and everlasting warmth make them outstanding investments for your winter wardrobe!

Aurora Heat's warmers keep your hands and feet warm during a full day of skiing and snowboarding!

Consider which parts of your body are the most vulnerable when skiing, and go from there. The Ultra Hand and Foot Warmers cover more skin, providing better warmth than the regular Reusable ones. However, everyone's body is different. So our recommendations depend on your specific needs.

Consider going sustainable next ski season with the gift of natural beaver fur. Your hands and feet will thank you.




About the Author

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Andrea Di Lorenzo, BSc 
Andrea is an experienced scientist in the field of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She has years of experience studying the molecular mechanism underlying chronic diseases.