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How soon after a wax can I ski?

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OK, this might be a "stupid" question...but I am headed to Beaver Creek Saturday night and I want to ski early on Sunday.  My skis have not been waxed now for 5 ski days, and I'd like to get them waxed prior to skiing on Sunday.  Can I get them waxed anywhere Sunday morning and how soon afterwards can I ski on them?

 

Thank you very much, sorry to ask such question that may be common knowledge to most of you.  I'm unfamiliar with tuning myself, as I normally have shops do it.  Are there any recommended shops in Beaver Creek/Avon?

 

 

post #2 of 4

Let your skis cool to outside air temperature by placing them in a ski rack before placing them on the snow. If you put them in the snow when they are warm, the snow will melt, then freeze to the skis. That is your only worry about skiing too soon. You may want to place them tips down if you have to place them in a rack in the snow as whatever part of your ski touches the snow while cooling may form ice on the ski.

post #3 of 4

I am guessing that this is not something you are going to do yourself.  As such, getting a quick shop wax where they throw it on a buffing wheel and send you out the door is what I am guessing you are asking about.  Rather than post the merits of doing this yourself or the evils of a shop wax, I will answer your question by saying: as soon as they hand the skis back to you. 

 

A quick shop / on mountain wax before you go skiing in the morning is still better than nothing for sure. Either way, have fun out there. 

post #4 of 4

Don't worry about this. Before you will put your clothes and boots on, skis will be more then ready for you to ski ;) They don't need to "rest" for hours after waxing, so when you scrap wax off and brush them, they can be put to snow next second. You don't scrap off hot wax anyway, so when wax is cooling off, skis are cooling off too.

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