Originally Posted by Skipatrol
i'm a real tall guy and don't have good circulation in my hands and feet. feet are usually okay skiing, even though they get ridiculously sweaty but not too cold. hands are different story and i usually get a cold sweat on them, like so wet they soak through my gloves but my fingers themselves are freezing cold. i've tried glove liners and several types of gloves and it doesn't help. this year i thought about getting some mittens but not sure if that will help. anyone else have similar cold sweat problems like me?
oh, one other question: i'm going to be about 3 blocks this year from a lift, and instead of walking in my ski boots i thought about getting some slippers and spraying some waterproof coating on them. something like this would probably fit in my jacket pockets once i take them off, and even provide some extra warmth/cushioning. has anyone ever thought of doing that and have any ideas on what might work?
Can't answer your gloves question, but as to Part 2, they do make shoes specifically for the purpose.
CO-based Pakems: http://pakems.com
Spain's Xnowmate: http://xnowmate.com/en/
Not sure that the Pakems are waterproof, but they're packable shoes designed for skiing. The Xnowmates are definitely waterproof, and better looking imo, but look like they'd need a backpack for carrying.
This one from Timberland launched a few years ago, not sure if it's still available. Each shoe zippers in half for easy storage. http://www.amazon.com/Timberland-Radler-Trail-Camp-Collapsible/dp/B006ZSBE1A
There might be others out there, too, and I think any of those actual shoes would beat your DIY smooth-soled Baffin slipper. I'd wear a backpack and use regular shoes before putting my feet through that. LLBean shearling-lined slides are a nice, warm, relatively compact option if you go the pack route.