I just bought new skis and I was wondering if I should have them waxed before I ski on them or if they are ok to ski on for a bit and then have waxed.
I wouldn't think twice about cleaning a waxing new skis. You don't know what is on them for wax and dirt,etc. It's doubtful there is more than one application of wax which is far less than needed to get your bases prepped and protected. How much did you spend on skis, time and tickets, etc to then reduce the performance of your skis when you could be enjoying them to their maximum potential?
Learn to wax and maintain your gear yourself and enjoy the process and benefits.
Yes I am skiing in vermont and this ended up being for A pair of Salomon Tornados
Thanks for all your help guys
Wax is a good idea, always... but not waxing wouldn't stop me from skiing, that's for sure. As Alpinord said above, learning to do the basic maintenance yourself is a good idea, if a shop is mounting or adjusting bindings it's probably good to have them throw a hotwax on the skis (if you don't wax yourself)... but waxing is easy and fun. Every 'real' skier should learn to do it themselves.