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Birkie Trail Snow – 12/7/17


New skis for the kiddo.     TJ Barnes

Yeah, that’s real snow, in Hayward, on the Birkie Trail, right now.  If you go out, thank a groomer – there are about 5000 snow-flocked trees leaning over the trail. That’s a LOT of hard work to clean up.  Cool?

Photos: TJ Barnes,Jeff Tumbleson, Ian Finch, Sam Hughes, ABSF.







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Skin Ski Wax Options – Do It Right!

 – Judith Young, Softgoods Buyer at New Moon

Skin-based waxless skis have become immensely popular. Proper care will keep them kicking and gliding along!

Now that you know the “skin”-ny on skin skis, it’s probably a good time to learn about the various choices you have in skin ski treatments. Skin skis use a special “hair” pattern underfoot for grip, but the pattern can be prone to icing in moist snow conditions. If you can make a snowball and it doesn’t fall apart, use skin wax. When the temps drop, glide becomes the concern.  The skin ski wax formulations New Moon offers reduce icing and enhance glide. They are simple to apply and can dramatically improve your experience with skin skis. Here’s an overview of the products we carry and how to differentiate them…

First, a quick note before we start: skin waxes use special, alcohol-based, adhesive-safe solvents to allow spray application possible. Most skin skis have removable skin strips to facilitate easy replacement. Due to the chemistry Continue reading Skin Ski Wax Options – Do It Right!

It’s time to ski!

The only thing nearly as exciting as our new snow is hearing Mr Birkie, Ben Popp, talk about the new snow!

First video update for #Birkie2018Latest Birkie trail report: www.birkie.com/trail/#latest-trail-report

Posted by American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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