Now that the ski season has ended, it’s all back to normal now for ski lovers. The time of fun and joy will turn into boring months once again. But hey! It’s not a reason to be sad about. You’ve had your time with the slopes and all, and it is time to give yourself some rest from all that fun.
Now you might be wondering, what are you going to do with your skis after the end of the season? Of course, put them into storage. Luckily, you have come to the right place. What you’ll see below is three simple steps on how to store your skis properly. Let’s dive in!
Step 1: Clean Your Skis
- Keeping your skis clean before putting them to rest is important so that they’ll look and feel fresh once you’re going to use them again in the later months to come. It may be time-consuming and exhausting to clean them especially if you just got home from your trip, but at least you’ve done something productive even at home. So start grabbing those cleaning materials and follow these cleaning tips.
- First, wax your skis to prevent rust from appearing. Keep in mind that skis need to be dried off every after use, and paying attention to the edges is definitely a must. Use a gummy to rub the edges, or for the budget-conscious out there, a fine/medium grit sandpaper will do.
- Melt a thick coat of wax and put them on the edges. Do not scrape the wax off until you’re going to use them again in the coming months. Use a ski wax iron and press the wax along the iron base a few inches from the ski base. After that, place wax drops every 2 to 3 inches apart over the third ski base and smoothly iron it.
Step 2: Packing Them Up
- Now that you’re done with the first step, it’s time to pack them up together to get them ready for storage. Be cautious when handling the skis, as you don’t want to rub that fresh layer of wax off while doing so.
Step 3: Proper Storage is Key
- Your skis must be stored in a cool dry place. Be it at the back of your closet or even under your bed, everywhere as long as it’s away from your garage. This is because rust will form easier in the garage, let alone dampness, which can negatively impact the performance of your skis. So there you have it! Storing your skis is as simple as three easy steps.