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Storing your Ski Equipment: Tips from Breckenridge

 

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As much as we wish we never had to store our ski gear, we know that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Taking care of all your ski gear makes it last longer, perform better, and heck – it gets us on the slopes faster when we make the mad dash for our gear come that first snow in fall. We always recommend proper storage for your ski gear during the off-season. You want to take care of this gear so it will take care of you when there’s snow on the trails. Here are a few helpful hints for putting your skis and boots away.

First, if you don’t have a designated place to store your skis, make one. We’re not talking in the back corner of the garage either. Find a cool dry place out of the sun and other elements. Think about the position they are stored in too. Storing skis in a neutral position without pressure on the camber or rocker will be best for the skis. Your boots are important too. When putting your boots away be sure all parts of the boots are dry. Putting them away wet is a good way to ensure that you’ll need a new pair by spring. Check them over for any damage – the boots, buckles or laces, and inner linings. If you’re not sure they’re in the best shape for another season, you want to know that now before you’re looking to grab them at the first snowfall.

If you have any doubts about your ski equipment when you’re packing it up, feel free to stop by before the season ends. We’re your best resource for Breckenridge ski equipment advice and we’ll let you know in plain language if your gear isn’t going to be ready for next fall. Updating your equipment at the end of the season is a great way to save a little on new ski gear.

Ski Equipment Tuning: Now or in the Fall?

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Getting out on the slopes with a well tuned pair of skis is what we live for. Getting out there on the first real snowfall of winter is even better – unless you’re skis are still seeing the wear from last season’s use. We like heading for the hills as soon as the snow hits in the fall which is why we tune our skis the previous spring.

Beating all the fall crowds by tuning at the end of the ski season is simple, but it’s a pro tip. Once you get that final spring ski tuning in, you get to look forward to hitting the slopes instead of trying to remind yourself to tune those skis all summer.

Once you reach the point where you’re pretty sure it’ll be your last ski day for the year, drop them off for a tuning and let your ski tuner know you’ll be putting them in storage. They’ll pay special attention to getting the skis tuned and smoothing out any damage you may have done during the season. We’ll remove any burs that could lead to rust, and we’ll even apply a generous waxing that will keep the metal from oxidizing while in storage for a few months. We’ve been a pro ski tuner in Breckenridge for a long time and we know how well a storage wax job can help you be ready for the fall!