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Mid-week trail report 12/13/17

Skiing and fat biking is getting really good, really fast in the Hayward/Cable Area! Stop in at the shop for Birkie Trail Passes and we’re always happy to help you select the right trail for your outing. Happy skiing (& fat biking) – Chris

Birkie Trail Report from the ABSF:  Wed, 12.13.17 – (8:00AM) – Last night we Continue reading Mid-week trail report 12/13/17

New Moon’ Holiday Gift Guide 12/13/2017


I know you’ve read hundreds of Gift Guides this holiday season (wait, that’s me, you’ve probably been out skiing) looking for the perfect present ideas for your family, friends, and even yourself. Well, here’s New Moon’s version. Hopefully, you’ll find something on our list that was a bit unexpected. You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy many of these products. Continue reading New Moon’ Holiday Gift Guide 12/13/2017

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.







Continue reading Birkie Trail Snow – 12/7/17

Skin Ski Treatment 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 Treatment Options – Do It Right!

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