I might have asked something similar last year but I ran out of time to sort it so I made do. In the end temperatures soared to +4°C. This xmas/ new year's ski trip is to Sweden and a little further north at Are. I'm expecting colder conditions say -15C. So need something better for my footwear. Last year I used Salomon mids with very thick and warm socks. Obviously very slippery on snow and ice. Using the car winter compound tyre idea I'm looking at getting proper winter boots. Trouble is I'm unlikely to use them outside of winter ski trips. Need cheaper options. I don't like snow boot looks. I cannot justify £100 + for 6 days in real snow per year. Is there any cheaper option? Something I could wear in the uk too? I'm thinking something that could pass for normal boots then i can wear about town I'm UK winter. We're going to be mostly skiing possibly with a bit of walking about the town. It's not for walking in the countryside. I am tall, 87kg with narrow size 9.5 feet. As such I break dance on the smallest patch of snow! So I am looking for something not like the Sorel moon boot style with lower half out of rubber. Something looking like hiking boots, either Salomon x ultra style fabric boots or modern street style such as I believe high tops. What do swedish people wear in winter in such resorts? So anyone got any recommendations?