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Save Money and Wax Your Skis at Home

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It’s no secret that waxing your skis consistently is one of the best ways to ensure they stay in top condition and last as long as possible. However, getting them professionally waxed every week will cost you quite a bit of money. I was privileged enough to have parents who launched me into the ski racing world, although they understandably didn’t want to spend on getting my and my siblings’ skis professionally waxed for every race. So we picked up a few tips from our friends at the local tuning shop, invested in the right equipment, and learned how to wax our skis at home. These are some of my favorite tips I’ve kept with me—including which gear to skimp on and what’s worth the money.

Outside associate gear editor Kelly Klein recommends:

MountainFlow Eco-Wax Black Diamond wax kit ($250)

Happy Norwegian tuning stand ($120)

Waxing iron ($50)

Base prep ($16)

Performance wax: cold, cool, and warm ($65)

Brass wax brush ($24)

Wax scraper ($8)