So I had a pretty bad experience yesterday getting stuck in 4-5 feet of upside down snow, and basically spending 2+ hours in around 4* air temps trailbreaking my way back, detailed in this post. By the time I got out, I was very cold, very worn out, and very much hurting.
On the ride home, my toe started throbbing. I took my shoe and sock off and found about a dime-size patch of frostbite on the tip of my big toe. I warmed it with my hands for the rest of the trip home, then got it into a bath where I could expose it to warm water and slowly bring the temperature up until it was hot over about 1 1/2 hours.
Last night it still throbbed a bit, this morning it feels fine, no pain, slight tenderness. but has reduced sensitivity.
This is my first ever experience with frostbite. I'm familiar with the normal steps you take to treat the area and think I did so properly, but I don't want to end up with a bunch of necrotic tissue from being stupid.
If I ski next Saturday, is that enough recovery time assuming that the toe continues to feel ok until then?
Should I take any special precautions?
I don't feel I typically have a problem with cold feet in ski boots, but my feet spent several hours buried 4-5 feet deep in snowpack on a 4* day...