Originally Posted by cgeib
You probably already have what you need. Do you have power-straps that go around the tops of your boots? Just unwrap them and lay them together velcro to velcro, then sling the boots over your shoulder. They store very neatly around the top of the boot while you're skiing
This works fine, but I like to keep my power straps flat, straight, unwrinkled, etc. I don't like what happens to them when they're used to carry the boots, although I'm sure it does no real damage.
I have a piece of nylon webbing about three feet long given to me by an outdoor shop. I sealed the ends on a gas stove, and tied a fat knot in each end. No sewing required. They're long enough so that I can slip the knot into the slot between the two buckles on the cuff with the strap under the cuff (i.e., the strap is under the cuff and the knot sticks out though the slot), buckle the cuff, and carry the boots over my shoulders with the strap running around the back of my neck and in front of my shoulders. It wouldn't have to be so long if my little day pack had enough stuff in it to support the boots, but it usually doesn't, so the strap has to take the longer route in front of my shoulders and behind my neck. The boots tuck under my arms, and I'm free to carry my skis, my poles, my wife's skis, my wife's poles, miscellaneous souveniers, last week's groceries, a couple of chainsaws, etc.