I love hiking in the winter, especially through the snow. I would like to hike in normal shoes and be able to quickly change into some type of ski when going downhill. I know there are cross country skis, but with those its a different thing. I would like to have something small, light which I can wear on normal shoes.
So far I have found the following types of short skis, which might fit the bill:
Then there are the "bigfoot" type skis, but afaik those require real ski boots, which makes the whole thing bothersome again.
Is there a solution to my problem? Are ski skates as pictured above what I should focus on or is there something better? I would also like to be able to slide down in deep snow, outside hiking paths. Would this work?