I know wax has been discussed ad nauseam and there are many, many threads about it, but that's part of the problem. Extracting the info I'm looking for from the endless wax discussions is like finding a needle in a stack of needles.
My question is pretty straightforward: In your opinion, what is the best wax for colorado snow in february-early march (pre-spring conditions)? CH4 and Hertel hotsauce look like a good fit but I'd like to get your opinions.
I hate buying wax in small quantities because of the cost/shipping, so that brings me to another question: Does wax have a shelf-life? Are there additives that evaporate or oxidize over time or am I safe buying bulk and using it over a couple of seasons? If I lived in close proximity to a shop that carried a lot of different waxes, I'd buy several and try them all out but I'm not that lucky.