The ski season is winding down. You may be planning your first outdoor spring activity (climbing, biking, fishing, golfing, etc.). Here at VBSR, we are certainly thinking that way. The crew from Argentina has gone traveling; Aggie is already mountain biking; Barclay is set to play golf; Dominique and Matt are looking forward to a vacation in Mexico, and Sacha and Emily are excited to get back to Anchorage with the boys. Before you break out the shorts and t-shirts, make sure to prepare your skis for the off-season! It is a good way to protect your valuable investment in ski gear and clothes.
We polled the gang here at VBSR and gathered their best suggestions for the end of season maintenance.
End of Season Housekeeping;
- Check out the bases and edges of your skis and have a tune up done now, with a new winter structure, so you will be ready for next season. Ask one of our expert techs to inspect your skis to determine what specific tuning you might need.
- Apply an off season storage wax. It will protect your ski bases and edges from oxidation and rust.
“Applying a coat of wax, before you store your skis away for the off season, will prevent the bases from drying out and oxidizing. It will also protect the edges and eliminate any rust. This simple procedure will ensure that your skis are ready to go for next ski season.” -Sacha
- Release the tension (DIN setting) on your binding springs. It will help to promote longer wear and longevity. Just remember to reset them next winter.
- Remove the liners from your boots, then clean and thoroughly dry them. Reinstall the liners into the shells and make sure you have all of the buckles buckled closed.
- Store your ski gear in a cool, dry location. Never store any gear in the attic.
- Clean your ski clothes before stains set in and pack them away.
- Shop for ski accessories at phenomenal discounts (googles, helmets, gloves, etc.).
- At VBSR, we have a variety of demo skis for sale. Stop by and we can discuss which ski best suits you.