Backcountry 101 - Alpine Ski and Board Waxing - Feb13

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  • Date
    Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    130 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC

Waxing your skis or boards can seem like a messy, daunting and mysterious process that requires expensive equipment.  While waxing can indeed be a fine art, it can also be as easy as you want it to be!  For many skiers and boarders, gaining confidence with waxing is an important and satisfying part of the sport.

The goal of this clinic is to demonstrate that waxing and maintaining your bases can be done with a few simple tools and inexpensive materials, and can take only a few minutes!  As with any sport, you can spend a lot of time and money on advanced waxing techniques and equipment. 

Our goal is that you walk away from this clinic with the knowledge to get you waxing your skis & boards simply, effectively and affordably. This clinic is led by MEC staff and will cover the following topics:

  • Cleaning your bases
  • Applying glide wax
  • Tips for selecting appropriate waxes to match conditions



Important Notes:

  1. Please do not bring our own skis or boards.
  2. Please meet your MEC Clinic Leader at our Member Services Desk
  3. If you have booked a space and you can no longer attend the clinic, please email us at vancouveractivities@mec.ca so that we can offer your space to another member.  Our clinics fill up quickly and we want to ensure that all spaces are used.