Skip to main content

New Moon Old Man Winter Grind

New Moon Old Man Winter Grind
$70.00 - $100.00
Please select options Unavailable


Our stone grind services begin in November.
In the Spring, skis will be scheduled to be ground on a batch by batch basis. Call New Moon for grind dates. 800-754-8685.

Grinding is an important piece to ski performance and longevity. It will help keep your race skis performing at an elite level for extended periods. Conversely, refraining from grinding can be one of the most significant factors in having slow skis.

Grinds and skis can become worn out in many different ways. One is extreme skiing; ice and snow will cause abrasion to the skis, continually flattening and smoothing out the grind on a pair of skis. The more time on skis, the more frequent a grind will be needed.

How frequently you wax is another factor in whether or not you will need a grind. The more you wax and work with the base, the more layers of that grind you will knock down. All of these factors will add up over time, and the longer you let it go in between stone grinds, the harder it is to flatten a ski and put a fresh grind on.

When in doubt, consult with one of our ski techs about whether or not a grind is needed. Often, skis are long overdue when they arrive at the shop. If they become white in the base frequently, seem concave, convex, or just downright slow, this would be a great time to freshen up the grind. Grinding will never hurt the skis and will usually fix many problems.

Old Man Winter -

Approximate temp range: 20F and colder, fresh to lightly transformed snows.

Perfect for your cold day race skis, this is an ultra-fine, linear grind for the really cold days on the trail.

A fine linear pattern minimizes friction on cold, fresh snow crystals and is recommended for those days you walk out and hear the snow squeak under your feet.

Old Man Winter is a shallow, low-impact grind that can be refreshed and repeated many times.

Extremely popular in the Upper Midwest and Rockies.


New Moon Stone Grinding