The last day of the ski season commonly leaves ski equipment covered in road salt, dirt and grime. Usual culprits consist of car ski rack transportation, dirty snow and muddy end of season days. Here’s a few tips from the pros at the Alta Peruvian Lodge’s Ski Shop:
The first step is to give your skis and bindings a quick rinse. All you need is the garden hose and a few old rags.
Make sure to let your skis dry completely. Then apply and iron in a generous coat of all temp of warmer wax to the bases and edges. By doing this, it will help keep your skis base material from oxidizing over the summer and protect your edges from rust.
Tape your skis together at the tip and tail (do not hang them from the tips as many people like to do). Be sure to store them in a cool dry space preferably inside your home. The garage and other humid areas are generally the culprit of many rusted edges.
Lastly, some skiers are firm believers of turning down their binding springs over the summer. This is a good idea. But, remember to have a qualified ski technician readjust and test your bindings at the beginning of each ski season, which is the perfect time for the shop to scrape off your storage wax.
Still have any questions? Feel free to shoot us an email with any additional questions you may have.