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Wax Recommendations

NWVE provides Wax Recommendations for events around New England.  We try to be the first to publish and will update as needed.  We are not sponsored by a specific company, explain the characteristic of the wax we recommend, and the intended advantage.  We will be at many of the races we make recommendations for and will share our test results, and the range of options skiers with different preferences have. Scroll down to see what we are up to!

Anticipated Conditions

January 18 - 20, 2020

It looks like most venues have recovered from last weekend's thaw.  Nicely accumulating snow has improved areas across the region.  Friday will be a cold day making things set up nicely for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Conditions at all Vermont sites will be primarily fresh natural snow that is machine groomed.  Saturday will be average temperature in the high teens, Sunday will be a bit warm and Monday will be cold.  Weston on Sunday will be in the 30's and breezy, the snow will primarily be manmade with minimal natural mixed in.

What We Are Using

Recommendation and Application

Saturday: Silver Fox Trot, Ripton, VT.  Temps in the high teens to low twenties.

Silver Fox Trot - Mass Start  - 8.5km Freestyle, Rikert.  ***No Topcoat***

Glide options: Ski*Go HF Blue, Holmenkol Matrix Red, Swix HF6

Kick Options: NA

Topcoat: NA

Sunday: Craftsbury Team Sprints, Craftsbury, VT Temps in the low 30's

Craftsbury Team Sprints - Mass Start Relay ~ 3km ***No Fluoro***

Glide Options: Ski*Go Yellow, Swix CH 10, Holmenkol Yellow or Alpha Mix, ToKo Yellow

Kick Options: NA

Topcoat: NA

Sunday: Race For Snow, Weston, MA, Temps in the mid to high 30's

Race for Snow - Mass Start Freestyle ~ 5km ***No Fluoro***

Glide Options: Ski*Go Yellow, Swix CH 10, Holmenkol Yellow or Alpha Mix, ToKo Yellow

Kick Options: NA

Topcoat: NA

Monday: Geschmossel, Bretton Woods, NH, Temps in the single digits to low teens.

Geschmossel - Mass Start Classic ~ 15km. 

Glide Options: Start Green, Ski*Go Blue, Swix CH 5, Holmenkol Matrix Blue or Green, ToKo Blue

Kick Options: Green Hard Wax Binder with: Swix VR 30, Guru Green, Rode Green, Start Terva Green

Topcoat: NA

We Wax for All Laps

Dial It Out Philosophy

Waxing is not that complicated if you want to ski on something that works.  We test for success.  Trying to dial in the perfect wax can create a very narrow window for a dynamic situation.  We account for variability that can occur on course or through the duration of the race.