5 Reasons To Service and Tune Your Skis and Boards

At The Lift servicing skis is an important aspect of maintaining their performance and ensuring your safety on the slopes. Ski servicing involves several tasks that help optimize the skis' functionality and longevity. Here are a few reasons why we believe servicing your skis and board is beneficial:

  1. Edge Maintenance: Skis and Boards have metal edges that provide grip and control on icy or hard-packed snow. Over time, these edges can become dull or damaged. Ski servicing includes sharpening the edges to ensure better grip and maneuverability.  Keeping you Shredding with more maneuverability. 

  2. Base Repair and Waxing: The base of the skis can develop scratches, dings, or minor damages due to rocks, debris, or general wear and tear. Servicing involves repairing these damages and applying wax to the base. Waxing helps improve glide and provides protection to the base against friction and moisture.

  3. Binding Adjustment: Ski bindings play a crucial role in safety and performance. They need to be adjusted according to the skier's weight, height, skill level, and boot size. Some of our Servicing involves checking and adjusting the bindings to ensure they release appropriately during falls or accidents, reducing the risk of injuries.

  4. Performance Enhancement: Regular servicing can enhance the overall performance of skis. Sharpened edges, a well-maintained base, and appropriate waxing can improve the skis' turning ability, stability, and speed, providing a better skiing experience.

  5. Longevity: Proper servicing helps prolong the lifespan of skis. By addressing minor damages and maintaining the ski's components, you can prevent further deterioration and avoid the need for more extensive repairs or replacements.

We recommended to have your skis fully tuned at the beginning and end of each ski season, we also recommend a minor tune and wax after 6 days on the mountain.  Please feel free to reach out to our experts at the shop to answer any questions you may have!