Which Ski Wax Do I Need?
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).
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.
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.
Ski Wax Calendar
We have created a calendar highlighting the different periods that certain waxes work best in. *For Northern Hemisphere skiing only!*
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!