Now that many have busted out their skis to take advantage of some November turns and some of the great grooming Tahoe XC has to offer you may be looking for some information on waxing skis? So rather than blather on showing and explaining you how to do it I’ll leave it to the pros.
Toko and Swix (in addition to all the rest of the wax manufacturers) have great information on how to wax all types of skis. Whether you’re looking to save a few bucks or just want to keep your skis quick and fun to out do your ski partners doing it yourself is cheaper than you think and easy. In addition there’s info on how to keep your edge’s on the heavy metal skis ready to go. For you nordic racers out there the above mentioned companies have race recommendations for races not just here in the Sierra Nevada but around the world. Check out their sites a few days before your race to see what they are thinking will be the best option for race day.
Swix has a link on their site to Swix School which covers pretty much everything from a basic glide wax to applying Cera F and is all explained via video. Thinking about getting some striding skis this winter and intimidated by the kick wax process, it’s on there, check it out! Pretty cool. It’s all here at Swix School.
Toko has a long list of PDF files that go over the application of their entire product line as well. Click here for a list of Toko’s Waxing Manuals.
Want more hands on info? Ask at your local Nordic ski center. I know Tahoe XC puts on free wax clinics all winter long and Chad and the other techs are more than willing to give their two cents and help you have more fun on the trails. And of course any of us at Alpenglow are happy to give you a run down on the processes.