The fact is: every descent is more fun with freshly waxed skis. In the video instructions, sales consultant Perseo shows how you can wax your skis hot and refresh them with paraffin sprays from time to time.

Contributed by Perseo – Transa Travel & Outdoor

When do I have to wax my skis?

While cold wax is suitable for quick application in between, hot wax is the more sustainable option: thanks to the heat, the wax penetrates deep into the pores of your skis.

To recognize when waxing is due, there are two reliable indicators:

  • On the one hand you realize during the descent that you can no longer keep up with your friends.
  • Or if you take a closer look at the base, you will notice that it appears matt white - these are the empty, open pores of your skis, which should actually be filled with wax in order to glide optimally on the snow. Time for a wax treatment.

«Before you handle wax and iron, you should protect the floor under your work surface generously with newspaper or an old blanket, because the hot wax not only likes to penetrate the skis, but also the floor. And be careful: it can also get pretty slippery.”


Waxing skis: step by step Instructions

1. The preparation

You can get old wax residue and light dirt with the wax remover away. Use a piece of cloth or kitchen paper and then let your skis air out for at least ten minutes.

2. Iron

Meanwhile, heat this up Iron. The right temperature depends on various factors such as room temperature and working speed. If you are a beginner, we recommend that you start with a lower temperature, as you will probably work rather slowly. The notches in the wax iron help direct and spread the melted wax on the ski.

3. A fresh topping

Hold the wax block to the heated iron and let the wax drip onto the base in serpentines. Once spread, you can iron the wax in with a gentle sweeping motion. Important: Work in the direction of travel here too.

Instead of letting the wax drip onto the ski, you can alternatively rub it in "cold" and then work it in with heat. It's certainly the more economical approach, but it takes a little practice to estimate the right amount of wax.

The wax is heated with the iron and spread over the base.

4. Stripping and brushing

When the skis have completely cooled down, we remove the excess wax. To do this, you should work in the direction of travel again and remove the wax residue on the Plexiglass remove again and again. This is repeated until the topping appears regular and uniform. The copper brush gives the ski the finishing touch and the Edge grinder you clean the edges of ski wax. And your skis are ready for the next tour.

Excess wax is removed from the base.

“Hot waxing may be time-consuming, but it is sustainable and fun. At the latest when the next departure is imminent.”


Do you really want to pamper your skis at the end of the season? We offer you ours in the Transa branches in Lucerne, Bern and Zurich first class ski service.


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