Nordic Ski Waxing Clinic - Online Classroom


Nordic Ski Waxing Clinic - Online Classroom

Are you ready to take your cross-country skiing to the next level of expertise? If so, join Chris Ensor and I as we present the reasons to hot wax your skis and teach the hot waxing process. Why would a skier want to learn about the hot wax process? To make skis glide more efficiently and faster on the trails.

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This clinic will be held online  w/Zoom.  The 2 hour presentation will start at 1:00 and run until 3:00 p.m., with Q&A until 3:15.

Please sign into the Zoom Course by 12:55.

Forested ski trails coupled with the sensations of gliding and skiing efficiently on the snow are three of the biggest enjoyment factors in cross country skiing.  Enhance your cross-country skiing experience this winter by learning the Whys and the Hows of Hot Waxing your skis to improve both your glide and speed.

This class is for you if...

1) You do not know how to hot wax.

2) You want a refresher course on the whys and hows of hot waxing.

3) You have worked extra hard to keep your skate or classic skis gliding on ski trails while other skiers quickly sail past you.

4) You have problems with clumps of snow sticking to the bottom of your skis' kick zone that slow you down.

5) Your ski bases have not been conditioned in the last few years or ever.

In this two-hour Hot Waxing  X-C Classic and Skate Ski Wax Class you will learn:

1) Why we hot wax both our classic and skate skis

2)  How skis and skiers benefit from hot waxed skis

3) How to set up a Hot Wax Station at home

4) How to select a wax and hot wax skis

 Both skate and classic waxless skis need hot wax. Waxless classic skis NEED wax on both their tips and tails-always. Waxless refers to the classic ski kick zone, but we will also give you a wax tip to keep the kick zone free of clumping snow.  You will   learn how to choose the proper hot wax by temperature and how to apply it to the ski glide zone, as well as what equipment and supplies you will need to make your own home waxing station.  The class leaders will give a complete demonstration on hot waxing skis from start to finish, telling you what waxing equipment you will need, and answer your questions.  Once a Nordic cross-country skier experiences skiing on recently hot waxed skis with improved glide and speed, the skier NEVER wants to return to the NO hot waxing days.

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