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

February 28, 2021

St. Albans, Hard'ack 8km Challenge Race - Temperatures will be warming over the weekend.  Snow changing to rain expected on Saturday with a small accumulation.  Temperatures overnight will drop to freezing briefly, then warm into the mid-to high-thirties for the race.  Expect warm conditions with overcast.

What We Are Using

Recommendation and Application

Sunday 2/28/21, Hard'ack Recreation Center, St. Albans, VT, Hard'ack 8km Challenge Race

Races throughout the mornings with temps climbing to the mid-to-high-thirties.

Freestyle technique

Glide: Warm wax, Swix CH8, Ski-go Orange or Yellow, ToKo Yellow  

Top Coat: Vauhti Pure Race Wet or Star Next Warm

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.