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Dust layers and suction

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Does anyone have a way to wax, or otherwise trick dirty snow from latching on to the bases? I skied Silverton last Saturday, at the bottom I wheelied on rockered tails, and still had grabby snow make it virtually impossible to get out of the muck.

After mounting my new Billy Goats, I thought I was slaying the wet stuff the week before, but this was ridiculous. Any PNW experienced skiers have tricks to share?
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We skied a few miles away from Silverton Mtn on Sunday and everything was great on Toko LF molybdenum until getting into the low angle stuff on dirt and slogging out. Moly is supposed to resist dirt but didn't seem to matter later on. One person used WD40 and claimed less grab on the pitched stuff compared to nothing prior. I can't imagine it'd last too long. Dirt is dirt and has way more friction obviously than snow and ice crystals. I wonder what works best skiing sand dunes.
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Sand dunes are dry!
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It's been like wet dunes in the San Juans these last few years.  Funny how I never remembered such filthy snowpack as few years as a decade ago.
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

We skied a few miles away from Silverton Mtn on Sunday and everything was great on Toko LF molybdenum until getting into the low angle stuff on dirt and slogging out. Moly is supposed to resist dirt but didn't seem to matter later on. One person used WD40 and claimed less grab on the pitched stuff compared to nothing prior. I can't imagine it'd last too long. Dirt is dirt and has way more friction obviously than snow and ice crystals. I wonder what works best skiing sand dunes.
 

That doesn't sound very eco-friendly.

Has anyone tried Hertel spring solution?
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