Waterproof, cold- and moisture-resistant boots are the basics, but for good riding, flexible hiking/trekking boots (which grip the snow well and don’t impede ankle movement) are ideal. Snowboard boots are particularly recommended for those who want to do tricks, to avoid the risk of injury.
If you don’t intend to do tricks, we recommend that you opt for walking/hiking boots, which are much more practical: less bulky, thinner, and you can tuck them into your foostrap much more easily. What’s more, their sturdiness is unquestionable: they take the brunt of snowscoot contact and protect your ankles very well.
For Rider (and just downhill and sliding) I have a clear preference for the Salomon Speedcross 4 Gore-tex model. And for freestyling and doing tricks and jumps, I’d opt for the BurtonMoto Boa snowboard boots
Like many board sports, snowscooting can cause head injuries if you’re injured. We therefore recommend that you wear one for safety. In recent years, wearing a helmet has become compulsory. There are many fashionable, stylish, lightweight and comfortable helmets to choose from.
Snowscooters are allowed on condition that you wear a leash, which is compulsory for riding on the slopes and using the lifts. Always wear one on your foot, for safety reasons and to keep up to date.
The leash wears out and gets damaged over time, so we recommend changing it regularly every season.
You can wear whatever you like under your clothes, but choosing an effective cold-weather inner layer will make your snowscooting experience even more comfortable. The first layer is the most important: it’s the one that’s in direct contact with your skin.
For the first layer, we recommend a fabric such as wool or polyester, which absorbs perspiration and dries easily. Cotton fabric has the advantage of absorbing water well, but is difficult to dry and can cool your body, so be careful.
Snowscooting puts more strain on the hands, and therefore gloves, than other board sports. It’s best to use well-stitched, non-slip gloves that don’t slip and whose shape allows a good grip on the handlebars.
Wear a mask or goggles at all times, not just when it’s snowing. It protects your eyes from wind and dust during your skiing sessions, and depending on the color of the lens, it can also clarify your vision.
Falls can be dangerous for your knees and shins, as you can collide them with your machine. For your own safety and to enjoy snowscooting to the full, we strongly advise you to wear knee pads to protect your knees, and shin guards. Protective gear for other parts of the body should also be worn wherever possible.
The carrying case
the ideal way to transport your snowscoot is with a carrying case. Some cases have wheels that are attached to the bag, so you can move around easily without having to carry your case. If your trunk isn’t big enough for car travel, a bike carrier will do the trick just fine.