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Said Glacier Wax

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So I was looking at an email on some ski wax that's on sale. One of the waxes was Swix Glacier Wax. Now I've never skied on a glacier in summer I imagine the snow isn't much different than what we get in the last few weeks of the local ski season...frozen mornings with soupy afternoons. Has anyone used it for spring skiing with any success?
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Yeh, it's alright.    It's not faster than a high fluoro but it rejects dirt/tree schmutz quite well.    It's not really meant for soupy conditions -  don't forget glaciers are often salted so they stay hard 'til just past noon and when they get soupy everyone goes home.

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Said glacier wax....stupid auto correct. At $2.50 it be worth trying.
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Said glacier wax....stupid auto correct. At $2.50 it be worth trying.

 

Yeh, that's a low price.

When you find yourself spending 20x that on firm transitioning to slush waxes, go get a chevron or thumbprint grind. 

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Holmenkol also makes a glacier wax that I have used for spring skiing. Not fast, but it is durable and generally workable. Not great when it turns into deep slush in the afternoon. But then,  nothing without tons of fluro is good for that. You can coat your skis with Dominator Butter which is the best super wet wax I've used and is a rub on.

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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

So I was looking at an email on some ski wax that's on sale. One of the waxes was Swix Glacier Wax. Now I've never skied on a glacier in summer I imagine the snow isn't much different than what we get in the last few weeks of the local ski season...frozen mornings with soupy afternoons. Has anyone used it for spring skiing with any success?

 

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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

So I was looking at an email on some ski wax that's on sale. One of the waxes was Swix Glacier Wax. Now I've never skied on a glacier in summer I imagine the snow isn't much different than what we get in the last few weeks of the local ski season...frozen mornings with soupy afternoons. Has anyone used it for spring skiing with any success?

 

For a good description of the conditions Swix Glacier wax is works very well in see http://www.epicski.com/t/94308/mount-hood-camp-wax

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Swix stopped making its Glacier wax quite a while ago. If you expect to encounter the kinds conditions it is best suited for, it would be an excellent value given the "closeout" price.

 

For slushy, soupy snow I'd follow Jacques' video advice above.


Edited by Lostboy - 9/23/15 at 5:38pm
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