Backcountry 101: Nordic Ski Waxing - Jan11

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  • Date
    Thursday, 11 January, 2018
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Ottawa Community Meeting Room
    366 Richmond Road
    Ottawa, ON

Get a head start - sign up early before these waxing sessions sell out through December and January, this is the 3rd of 3 sessions we will hold. 

Waxing your skis can seem like a messy, intimidating process that requires expensive equipment. While this can make waxless skis tempting to beginners, there’s no denying that the appropriate use of waxes will have your skis performing better in a wider variety of conditions. For many skiers, gaining confidence with waxing is an important and satisfying part of the sport.

In this clinic we will demonstrate that waxing and maintaining your bases can be done with a few simple tools and inexpensive materials, and can take as little as a few minutes! Like a lot of sports, you can go on to spend a lot of time (and money) on advanced waxing techniques and equipment. Many people do! However, our goal today is that you walk away from this clinic with the knowledge to get you waxing your skis simply, effectively, and affordably.  


Learn how to:

* Clean your bases

* Apply glide and kick waxes

* Select appropriate waxes to match conditions

*Clinic leader will stick around after the session to help you pick the right waxes.