To get the best performance out of your skis or snowboard you need to be using the most appropriate wax for the conditions. There are three main types of wax – cold temp, universal, and warm temp. Here's how each affects your ride:

Cold Temperature Wax

  • For use when the snow is very cold.
  • Works best between -10 C and -30 C

Benefits - Hardening additives make the wax more durable, abrasion-resistant and immune to scratching by sharp snow crystals (formed in cold conditions).

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Universal Temperature Wax

  • For use when the snow temperature is variable.
  • Works best between 0 C and -30

Benefits - Versatile, reliable wax that performs well when you come across a wide variety of snow/temperature conditions.

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Warm Temperature Wax

  • For use in slushy snow on those sunny days.
  • Works best between 0 C and -6 C

Benefits - Hydrophobic additives make the wax more water repellent to combat wet friction.

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Ski Wax Calendar

We have created a calendar highlighting the different periods that certain waxes work best in. This is free for you to download or print out here. *For Northern Hemisphere skiing only!*

ski wax calendar

When you next bring your skis or snowboard in for a service have a quick look at your calendar and request the appropriate temperature wax, or ask a member of our expert staff to recommend which wax to use.

We unfortunately have to charge a little bit more for warm and cold temp wax but it is definitely worth it!