Have you gone for your last ski of the season? Once you know you are done for the season, it is very important to take a few minutes to put your ski's away properly and ensure your equipment continues to give you years of happy skiing!
Classic Skis - Start by removing all the grip wax from your grip zone - wax remover helps if you have been using klister or soft warm weather wax. Let the grip zone dry while you hot wax on a generous layer of warm glide wax (yellow or red) onto the glide zone - make sure you get an even layer across the entire glide zone. Leave to cool, do not scrap off the wax - this is your storage wax. Finally, cork several (3-5) layers of green grip wax into the grip zone. The wax layers keep the skis from drying out and protect the base from damage while in storage.
Skate Skis - just hot wax on a layer of warm glide wax (yellow or red) over the entire ski - do not scrap off the wax.
Waxless Skis - Yes you still need to glide wax your waxless skis:-) Follow the instructions for the glide zone in the classic skis instructions. Do not hot wax or grip wax the scaled portion of your waxless skis! You can purchase liquid waxes that can be applied to the scaled waxless grip zone to keep it from drying out.
Put your skis in their bag and store them in a cool dry place until next year!
Don't forget to ensure your boots are thoroughly dried out and all your clothes (including your gloves and head gear) are washed and dried before putting them away.
Now we wait for the snow to fall again!
Wind: Variable, 3.7 km/h
Visibility: 40.2 km
Pressure: 1008 hPa
Rel. Humidity: 80 %
Sunrise: 06:38 -0700
Sunset: 19:25 -0700
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