Caring for Snow Sports Gear
Caring for Snow Sports Gear<< Back
How long has your snow gear gone without a little care and maintenance? Whether you are prepping for the last rises of Winter or sending your ski and snowboard equipment into storage, care for your gear will help it perform better and last longer.
Put a Little Prep in Your Step
You'll be amazed at how far removing burrs, cleaning edges and using a little wax will go in giving you a better experience on the slopes. Outside magazine has a great article on how to prep your gear for ski season.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Ensuring your bindings are clean is not just a good idea, it's also important for your safety on the slopes. Clean your skis and board with a wet washcloth and look for problems like peeling or cracks. Major damage should be inspected by a ski shop.
Provide the Power
Make sure your transceivers or walkie-talkies have new batteries in them before hitting the slopes. Something so simple can literally be a lifesaver in case of harsh weather conditions or an emergenecy. Make sure to take the batteries out before packing them away for longer storage.
Try and purchase anything you need prior to the day you head up the mountain. No one wants to sit in the car while you search around for the best ergonomically advanced ski poles- you want to make the most of that day. You can also keep an eye out for post-season sales to save on cost for next year's gear.
Tip: Spray WD-40 Specialsit Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant on your ski bindings to precent them from rusting- it also helps make snow slide right off of them!