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How to prepare skis for winter


How to prepare skis for winter


Winter is just around the corner, which means that the skiing season will soon begin. The Bukovel ski resort is already preparing for the 2021-2022 winter season. Therefore, it is time to prepare your skis for mountain descents.
How to properly prepare skis for winter, our article will help.

On average, it will take about 30 minutes to prepare skis, if you do it for the first time, it will take a little more time. Wooden and plastic skis are lubricated so that the snow does not stick, as well as to reduce the force of friction.
Let's prepare the place. It can be a garage, an apartment or a house. The ski can be placed on the machine or rested against the joint of the floor and the wall. Solvents are used in the process, so spread a rag on the parquet. Lubricate skis at room temperature.

What will be needed during the preparation of skis?
1. Ski paraffins for different weather.
2. Maintenance ointment for skis.
3. Iron for leveling paraffin and soil layer.
4. A scraper to remove the old layer of grease or stuck snow.
5. Brush or solvents to remove the old layer of paraffin and clean the ski.
6. A plug is mandatory if you are going to prepare skis for the winter season by hand. Without a cork, it will not be possible to rub paraffin and ointments.
7. Cloth for polishing the surface after applying paraffin

Sequence of work with skis


• Old skis should be cleaned of grease with a scraper. On top of the sliding surface, apply a layer of ground paraffin or a paraffin candle, but not stearic!
• Use an iron to smooth the paraffin well over the ski so that it becomes one smooth and even layer. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
• We continue to rub a layer of paraffin into the ski with a cork. You can sand a little with a rag. Now the surface of the ski is ready for applying ointments.
• We apply lubricant. They are universal or focused on a certain air temperature. Rub the surface with a rubbing plug, excluding the block, and polish with a rag.
• Be sure to polish the block with maintenance grease. Without it, you will not be able to slide easily on the snow.

When leaving for the Bukovel ski resort, pack your skis in a special case so as not to damage them. Bring all-purpose grease, a scraper, and a plug to prepare your skis for the weather.
What to do if you don't have skis, but you want to rest in Bukovel in winter?
You can safely go to the resort, taking a backpack and groceries with you. You can stay in our Shelter hotel near ski lifts, shops and restaurants. Rent equipment at the rental point, which is a few steps away from the hotel. And after active skiing, visit the hotel's SPA complex Shelter, free of charge.
A modern hotel in the center of the Bukovel resort, comfortable self-catering apartments, courteous and qualified staff will warmly welcome you at the Shelter hotel and make your vacation unforgettable.