The Ski Cabin & Mudroom Must-Have; Winter Design Trend for Home

This winter, keep your garments and boots in order. Don’t let your hallway or mudroom be a dumping zone for your family’s jackets and snow pants. Designers across North America have been requesting Williams Direct Dryers on behalf of their client’s homes and get-away cabins. It’s the perfect way to keep your mudroom and entry way organized. Offering low-maintenance, energy efficiency and minimalist intelligent design. WDD presents over 25 drying systems for you to select from;  all helping you dry just about anything, from sporting equipment to ski gear. Helping ensure your mudroom stays organized and clutter free.


WDD benefits:

• Keeps all types of footwear dry; Includes ski boots and shoes

• Direct Drying Technology™

• Sanitize your garments; Eco-friendly, no chemicals required

• Premium Materials; Welded Aluminum Construction / NO PLASTIC PARTS or MATERIALS USED

• Offers two options; Ambient air or constant air flow at set temperature

• Dry with safety in mind; NFPA compliant, CSA inspected and tested

• Quality built; Engineered to last

• Wall Mounted; Safely secured

• Multi-Functional; Dry & organize coats/garments, shoes & sporting equipment or just about anything

• Health Benefits; Reduce harmful bacterial load

• No more smells; Helps remove foul odors without the use of chemicals


“Incorporating commercial grade dryers in the home, has become a common trend in the Vancouver/Whistler interior design market. Homeowners recognize our dryers as an investment for their family’s comfort and active lifestyle. Our non-tumble style dryers are functional and easy to use & maintain,” says Des Mayne, Managing Director of Williams Direct Dryers.


Williams Direct Dryers offers quality hand-built dryers. Designed and proudly made in Langley, British Columbia. With over 25 years of engineering direct dryers, WDD is the reliable choice.

W12 - Ski Boot / Glove Combination Dryer
Written by: Shay Flores

In2ski Opens in January 2014; Australia’s Premier Ski Slope Simulator Facility

Imagine a world where you can ski and snowboard year round. Sounds too good to be perfect? Well, there is a magical place that actually exists. Therein the land of down under, you can improve your snow skills no matter what the outside weather elements may present.

In2ski is Australia’s premier ski slope simulator facility. Opening in January 2014 they are Sydney’s most anticipated indoor fitness centre. A unique concept of skiing and snowboarding indoors, all year round. It is open to all skill levels, and offers A.P.S.I. (Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors) qualified indoor ski slope instructors.

In2ski Benefits
• Accelerated development; Learn to ski & snowboard faster than outdoors
• Qualified Instructors; min. Level 2 A.P.S.I.
• No bulky snowsuits needed
• Ski or snowboard anytime of the year
• Improve skill level and fitness level.

The folks from In2ski contacted Williams Direct Dryers to discuss their drying needs. Due to the high expectancy of visitors, they wanted to provide clean, dry, and sanitized ski boots for their guests. WDD were able to address the concerns in2ski had about care, and maintenance of WDD drying systems. WDD further noted that Akron Children’s Hospital did an independent study based on the use of WDD drying systems which significantly reduces bacterial load. In addition, with continual use of any Williams Drying Systems, odors, and/or bacterial & fungal issues will be resolved. WDD is the best preventative measure for foul odors caused by bacteria.

Globally, Williams Direct Dryers has been the leading ski boots drying system provider for ski resorts and chalets. Having over 25 years experience in boot drying – Williams know how to dry.

WDD was glad to satisfy the drying needs of In2ski. Should you have any questions or comments about Williams Direct Dryers, please call toll free from anywhere in North America 1.866.534.4696


WDD bestows best of luck to In2ski’s latest facility in Sydney.


In2ski is in proud partnership with SilverStar Mountain, located in British Columbia, Canada.

Please visit for further information.

W24 - 24 Pair Boot Dryer

Written by: Shay Flores

Get Prepared For Ski Season – with WDD Ski Boot Dryers

Williams Direct Dryers, were the first globally to develop commercially available ski boot dryers.

In 1989, there was a well established need in the ski industry for drying ski boots and gloves. Williams Direct Dryers took note of this and undertook the challenge. Due to WDD’s location and proximity to ski mountains, it was to their advantage to engineer an exceptional machine that could last. British Columbia (where WDD is located), is a renowned for world class skiing; the ultimate ski hub. The high demand to keep boots dry was dire – WDD offered a lasting solution.

Rental shops at the ski mountains, needed to offer dry boots and gloves for customers who were ready to rent gear and hit the slopes. They directed a great deal of attention on offering clean (sanitized) gear to their customers; as dry gear meant clean gear. Since boots and gloves were used at a high turn over rate, they quickly noticed hand drying wasn’t effective enough. It lacked an establish air flow which ensures boot/glove drying completeness.

The ski rental shops had four major concerns they were continually confronted with:

1. Keeping boots and/or gloves dry
2. Keeping gear clean
3. Removal of foul smells
4. A means to reduce disease causing bacteria

WDD’s drying systems reduces the bacterial load, in turn it helped removed any smells from the boots and/or gloves. In addition, direct drying reduces the transfer of disease causing bacteria. Any contact with skin to garment (in wet environments, including sweat and mucous) can lead to deadly diseases such as MRSA.

WDD exclusively offers Direct Drying Technology™ – This benefitted the ski mountains by:

1. Prolonging the life of gear
2. Reducing foul smells caused by bacteria
3. Providing a means to clean gear in a safe manner
4. Environmentally safe; Clean gear without the use of harmful chemicals
5. Aids in the elimination of harmful transfer of disease from one garment to another.

WDD at Mount Seymour
Williams Direct Dryers first client was Seymour Mountain, those same dryers are still in operation to this day.


WDD offers at least 25 drying systems catering to the needs of the ski industry including residential.
Williams Direct Dryers offer both Commercial and Residential Boots & Gloves Dryers. WDD’s Commercial Dryers safely dry up to 60 pairs of alpine or nordic ski boots or regular footwear. The Commercial series is available in a portable or wall mount and like the residential line, can be configured as a combination boot and glove dryer.

The following ski resorts operate a WDD ski boot dryers. Now that ski season is on its way, suggest one to your ski resort or purchase one for your cabin.

Ski Resorts using Williams Direct Dryers
Ski Resorts using Williams Direct Dryers

Written by: Shay Flores