Ski Waxing is an Art
Whether you have been waxing for years or are just getting started, ask us your questions! Waxing is an art. There is always something new to learn.
Caring for your skis: the absolute basics
- There's no such thing as a waxless ski. This is a misnomer that stems from the innovation of a fish-scale style texture added to the kick zone of a classic ski. Classic skiers no longer had to add kick wax. Applying glide wax at least to the tip and tail of any ski is a must!
- Hotbox your new skis. This opens up the pores of the ski base and allows them to hold wax better over a period of time.
- Wax your skis every 30-50km of skiing. Higher end skis have bases that hold wax for a longer amount of time.
- Clean your ski bases before applying new wax. Pores can get clogged with dirt.
- Put a storage coat of wax on your skis before putting them away for the season. Scrape the storage layer off in the late fall.
- Hard wax is always better than liquid wax. Liquid, spray and gel waxes extend the life of hard waxes.
Come talk with us! Waxing skis is a lifelong science.