Introduction: How to Wax Your Alpine Skis
The following will instruct you how to wax your alpine skis.
Heavy duty rubber band
Workbench or table
Step 1: Choose Your Wax.
Ski wax color indicates the snow condition in which it is designed to be used. Generally warmer colors such as pink, yellow, orange, etc. are designed for the warmer snow found later in the ski season (March-May). Cooler colors such as blue, purple, and white are used for the colder conditions found earlier in the ski season (November- February). Do not use candle wax.
Step 2: Choose Your Iron.
Irons specially designed for waxing your skis may be purchased online or in most outdoor stores (left). These irons have a smooth base which allow for an even spread of the wax. Household irons (right) may also be used.
Step 3: Plug Iron In, and Set Temperature to Medium.
Step 4: Wipe Down Skis With Rag to Get Rid of Any Dust or Dirt Particles.
Step 5: Place Rubber Band on Ski Brakes to Keep Them From Getting in the Way.
Step 6: Invert Iron and Place Wax Against Hot Base.
Step 7: Drip Three Rows of Wax Onto the Base of the Ski.
Hover iron and wax along the length of the ski, dripping wax as you go. Drip one row of wax on each side of the base of the ski and one row down the center to insure even coverage.