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Friday, March 22, 2019

FAQ

Gear and Equipment

We have a video available on this very topic, on How to Tune your Skis at Home, found here. The video touches on the waxing and sharpening of skis. While you can perform this type of maintenance at home, it is recommended that every dozen ski days to have it professionally done to restore performance and repair any damage to ski or board bases.
by Shane Séguin
The best practice is to always lock your skis or snowboard on a rack outside the chalet. Never leave it unlocked. Most ski mountains have in place Ski-Key racks. They are compatible with a Ski-Key lock, available at almost all ski mountain boutiques, and ski shops (usually at a cost of around $25).
by Shane Séguin
It is recommended to wear layers of clothing. A good base layer to wick away any sweat or perspiration will go a long way to keeping you warm and dry longer on the slopes. A second layer, typically polar fleece and then your ski jacket or coat. A base layer or polar fleece pants as well as snow pants are typically more than enough to keep your legs warm and comfortable. For your feet, good ski socks are recommended (they are typically fairly thin but provide a good insulating layer to keep you feet warm and dry).

A small tip. Travel to the mountain in regular socks and switch to the ski socks when you are ready to ski. This way they will be dry and keep you warmer longer. Wet Socks = Cold and Freezing feet so anything that avoids that can go a long way to keeping you comfortable all day long. Same for the coat and pants, do not over dress on the way to the mountain.
by Shane Séguin
Ski shops in the city and at the ski mountain offer professional services to maintain and service your skis and snowboards. The services range from the waxing and sharpening, to reparing  ski bases from rock scratches or impacts, to installing and adjusting bindings and more. While it is possible to do regular waxing and sharpening at home, it is always best to bring them in for professional service every dozen ski days to restore optimum performance and control.
by Shane Séguin
Head injuries are a serious matter, that can mean life long injury or death. Wearing a helmet shouldn't even be a question. There's no legitimate reason not to wear a helmet. They keep you warm, hold your goggles in position more comfortably and securely, they look cool, and keep your head safe.

Whether you are a beginner, an expert or an Olympian, wearing a helmet is critical. Skiing and snowboarding is an extreme sport and injuries can happen very quickly that can have life altering consequences. Protect yourself and your family.

If you ever do have an accident or your helmet sustains an impact, the helmet should be replaced. They are only designed to protect from one event. Invisible damage can be conceiled that will severely limit its effectiveness the next time. Also note that helmets do not last forever, and should generally be replaced every 5 years.
by Shane Séguin

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