You’re ready to fly down the slope.
Your heart’s pounding and you can’t help the grin that’s plastered on your face.
But the moment you begin descending, you realize something…
…you’re not going very fast. And every time you try to shift direction, the movement isn’t smooth or precise.
It’s time for you to get your skis or snowboard tuned.
Get A Smoother Descent
When the wax on your board or ski isn’t right for the conditions you’re riding in, or it’s old and worn out, you’re going to stutter down the hill and feel incredibly uncomfortable – as if the snow’s grabbing at you.
A fresh wax fixes this discomfort, as does some sharp edges,
Discover More Speed
A freshly tuned ski (or board) glides through the snow like a heated knife cutting through butter. Which means you can go faster.
Need to change direction? Want to do some wicked tricks?
The edges of your ski or board will be sharper after a good tune-up, which means they bite right into the slope, which equals super awesome carving.
Sharp edges give you stability when you’re turning.
Fresh wax gives a water-resistant surface that only adds to your speed and smoothness down the slopes.
You shouldn’t put wax on a dirty base. Grinding removes old dirt and grime, giving your board or ski a smooth bottom - er, base.
Sharpen your edges, grind your base, and get some fresh wax.
Same as the Minor Tune Package, plus some P-tex treatment to fill in any gouges in your ski or board.
Powder is here, conditions are premium, but your board or ski needs a tune-up. We can get it done the day you drop everything off, it just costs a bit more.
Not sure what the heck goes into tuning?
Here’s the full process on a Major Tune Package (which includes all of our tuning services):
Have you slowed down on the slopes? Can’t stop or turn on a dime? It’s time to get your equipment tuned.
Generally, casual riders only need to come in 1x per season. If you do more than 5 trips a year, we recommend coming in after 4 trips, depending on your pickiness.
Weather is also a factor. Dry, light snow can suck the wax out faster, icy slopes can blunt the edges.
We can definitely fix gouges, as long as your ski or board is still in one piece.
We use P-tex to fill in any problem areas. Read our process to learn more about this step.
Each step is priced separately because not everyone needs all steps done.
There are times someone comes in for a full package, but it turns out they only need a fresh wax. When this happens, we waive the sharpening fee.
Does your car look different after the engine was tuned?
You actually don’t want to see a huge difference in your ski or board, you just want to feel it.
Sometimes the type of tuning you need changes according to location.
If you let us know when and where you’re going (e.g. this exact day in December, at this place), we check to see what sort of conditions you’re going to be skiing or boarding in.
Why this matters: