Storing your snow gear for the summer
Oct 10, 2013
Spring is well and truly in the air so it’s time to pack away your ski and snow gear for another year.
When it comes to storing your gear, it pays to take the time to do it properly; after all you don’t want to have to replace rusty skis every year.
So here are some tips and tricks to make sure it is ready and in good condition for next season.
Your skis are probably your most expensive piece of equipment and consequently require the most care.
Visiting your local ski shop prior to placing your skis in storage is a good investment. Ski shops can professionally tune your skis, grind the bases flat, repair all the dings, sharpen the edges and remove any burrs. Be sure to tell them you are finished for the season so they can apply a good coat of wax on your skis.
If you tune your own skis, give them an end-of-season tune, then slather on a thick coat of cheap, soft wax and leave it (don’t scrape). This helps keep your bases and edges clean, rust-free and uncontaminated.
Lastly, take Velcro ski wraps and place the skis bottom to bottom. Take the wrap and wrap the ski wraps around the top of the skis, then again toward the back of the skis. This will keep the skis together and from scissoring of the skis which would damage the edges
Don’t forget to also dry out your ski bag.
Boots can get very dirty on the slopes so cleaning them is an absolute must.
Start by removing the liners from your boots. Clean the inside of your shells with a damp cloth. Next, remove the insoles from inside your liners. Never put your liners or insoles in the washer or dryer. If you have a smell that this cleaning doesn’t remove, there are many products available in stores that can help remove it such as Febreeze.
Let your boots air dry for at least a day then put everything back together.
Buckle or lace up your boots snugly for summer. If you leave them hanging open, the boot material can take on a new shape and perhaps not fit correctly next season.
Gather all of your ski pants, parkas, long underwear, turtlenecks, and socks. Empty out the pockets and then wash them according to the product instructions. You can keep all of your ski clothes in great shape by storing them in large, plastic containers available.
Store all your equipment together in one place. If you haven’t already made it a habit during the ski season, put all of your miscellaneous gear in one quality duffel bag, zip it closed, and store it with your other ski gear.
If you can find a ski bag on sale, put your poles in this bag.
Once you have prepared your equipment, you then need to find the right place to store them. All ski and snow equipment should be stored in a clean and dry environment. Containaway’s storage facilities in Sydney are the ultimate self storage option. Our storage modules are engineered and designed with maximum air circulation in mind to reduce the likelihood of mould and moisture build up. In addition, you can be assured that each Containaway storage facility is safe and secure at all times, giving you peace of mind that your goods are being well looked after.
Don’t leave your precious ski gear to just anyone, give Containaway a call.