|Applying hot wax.|
When the ski season is over, don’t just walk away from your equipment and expect it to be ready when the snow falls. You need to store your gear properly to maintain function and get the most life out of it. Heaping your gear in the corner of a hot Sacramento garage or a damp basement is not the answer.
Storing skis and boards:
Hot wax your skis/boards and make sure the edges are coated in wax. Don’t scrape the wax off your edges. The wax will protect the edges from moisture and minor hits.
Store your skis in a dry environment with moderate and consistent temperatures. A closet is better than a mudroom or garage.
Store skis and boards vertically. Hanging skis in standard tip racks is fine. There are companies like Rocker Ski Rack that make special racks for rocker skis that they say maintain the shape of the ski better.