Treat ’em right: Five tips for taking care of skis during the off-season

Treat ’em right: Five tips for taking care of skis during the off-season
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You know how it goes: After milking the last turns of the season on some slushy, muddy melting patch of snow, you throw your dirty skis in the roof rack, drive home and immediately put them in the corner of the garage until next year. Onto the next thing…

Okay, that might have been an overstatement. Not everyone just chucks their skis somewhere in the backyard to swelter and sweat through the scorching summer months. But, beyond giving your skis a quick wipe-down and placing them somewhere temperature-controlled, there are a handful of other things you can do that’ll help your skis perform their very best come next winter.

To get the inside scoop, we consulted veteran shop technician, Derek Leidigh, who works at Powder7 Ski Shop in Golden, Colorado. Leidigh has been tuning and tinkering with skis for more than 16 years, and knows exactly what to do to keep your twigs looking and feeling like you bought ’.... Continue Reading at Free Skier



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