A gift from the Green Mountain State.

And you thought the only good thing to come from Vermont was delicious syrup and hippie-made ice cream. The Darn Tough Women's Merino Wool Shortcake Ultra-Light Ski Sock proves that insanely comfortable socks also come from the Green Mountain State. This ultra-light ski sock features True Seamless construction for a comfortable fit without scratchy, irritation-causing seams. Its merino wool blend offers moisture-wicking performance and natural odor resistance, making this sock ideal for long days on the mountain.

  • 61% merino wool, 34% nylon, 5% Lycra
  • True Seamless construction
  • Over-the-calf coverage
  • Made in Vermont
  • Reviews
  • Q & A



    Warm and Cute!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these for the ski season and they performed great. Nothing ruins a day quicker than frozen toes - I highly recommend!

    toasty toes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Ive been needing new socks and finally treated myself. these are lightweight and warm and just what i needed to squeeze into my new boots. ill buy another pair!

    Great socks!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I highly prefer thin socks in my snowboard and ski boots, for me that allows the boots to fit better and hold my foot better. These socks are great, they don't shift around, they feel nice, and they are super cute. Definitely recommend! The only little thing I noticed is I can sometimes feel the end seam of the toe-box but it doesn't bother me.

    Ultralight Fan For Life

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've always worn mid-weight ski socks because regardless of the temp my feet pretty much always freeze. I ordered these after someone tossed the idea out that perhaps the mid-weight socks were taking up too much room in my boots and restricting circulation. Welp, they hit the nail on the head. My feet aren't ever hot but they keep their feeling all day and are much happier than before.

    These socks are very comfortable, do not move around during a long day, and breath well also. I am usually a 7/7.5 and the smalls are perfect.

    Darn good sock

      My ski boots are new and super tight. My thicker socks cut off my circulation a little bit. I decided this year to buy thinner socks so my toes aren't so crammed. I was worried they would be too thin and cold. Boy was i wrong! These socks are AWESOME! Fantastic soft wool sock that keeps me feet warm. Darn good sock!

      These socks are awesome!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Darn Tough Ultra-Light ski socks are comfortable, soft and cozy. I was a bit skeptical about trying a thin sock but I really like them. Also the designs are super fun.

      The perfect ski sock.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I've only used this particular pair a couple times, but I have other Darn Tough Ultra-Light ski socks that I've put through the wringer and they pass every test. They're low-profile with no cushion, so they're no bunching, chafing, circulation issues, nada. If you've got a ski boot that's performance fit, this is the sock for you. Plus, as stated by the brand name, these things last forever.

      fun sock!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I needed a couple pair of socks for a quick trip to Iceland and these were just what I needed . Cute and they don't itch!

      Haven't put them to the test but stoked

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Darn Tough is indestructible and I've replaced my sock drawer with only this brand slowly. Getting ready for winter season and realized I haven't upgraded my snow boot socks yet. Another success! These guys are unbeatable.

      Thin and Tough--How I Like It

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Many socks these days shout "light-weight" on the label but have enough padding to fill a bathtub. If you're looking for a truly tough, durable, longer lasting, but thin sock through and through, this is it. Keep your focus on Darn-Tough's "Ultra-Light" socks and you'll ditch any extra padding, which includes no particular toe or heel cushion. That doesn't mean that the sock doesn't map the foot with just the right heel pocket that cups oh-so well, or a stubborn foot hugging weave that fits like Cinderella's slipper, because this does. I size my ski boots like a glove which means just the right fit without any unnecessary or unwanted wiggle room---direct power transmission is what I'm after, and that means just the right amount of space for a thin, but warm, ski sock, and no more. Why so much attention to a SOCK? Because the wrong one has way too much power to ruin a great day on the hill...feet that tingle or go prematurely cold due to the wrong sock just isn't right. (Want to know which sock is right for your setup? Hit me up at klindsey@backcountry.com.)