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Events

OTSEGO SKI CLUB

 

December 26, 2013
Dust off your skis and come on back!
Slopes & services will be open to Members and their invited guests at 10am.

NUB’S NOB RACING CAMP

Dec. 26 – 31 Nub’s Nob Alpine Racing (NNR) Holiday Training Camp
features 6 days of the best training and coaching for serious ski racers of all ages.
Call the Winter Sport School for more information at 800-SKI-NUBS.

NUBS NOB

Jan. 18 – Park Education Clinic in the beginner park from 1 to 3pm.  No cost, sponsored by Shaggy’s Skis.

Jan. 24 – Volkl/Marker/Sunice Speed Series Race.  7:00 p.m. Super G Racing on Valley. 7 race series open to advanced skiers age 9 and up. Prizes at the end of series for top three in each age class and top three overall. Registration at the front desk until 6:20 p.m.  For more information call 800-SKI-NUBS.

Jan. 25 – Enjoy entertainer Pete Kehoe in Nub’s Pub from 3 to 6:00 pm.

Jan. 26 – City of Petoskey Ski and Snowboard Program - A learn to ski and snowboard program on 3 consecutive Sundays geared to the whole family.  Contact the Petoskey Parks and Rec Department at 347-2500.

Cross Country Ski by Lantern Light

From: Hartwick Pines State Park, Visitors Center & Logging Museum

 

 

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1/25/2014

Contact Information:


(989) 348-2537

Middle Earth Slopestyle Competition

From: Boyne Mountain

 

1/25/2014

Contact Information:


800.462.6963

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Boyne Highlands

From: Boyne Highlands Resort

 

1/6/2014 – 1/31/2014

Contact Information:


800.462.6963

January is Learn to Ski Month

Follow the link below for great deals at ski areas all over the Mitt.

 

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/discover-michigan-skiing

Tips

Two important factors when shopping for new alpine ski boots

1st Boot Flex
Are you physically heavy and aggressive? Light and tentative?  Or, like most, somewhere in between?

2nd  Boot Width
For a narrow foot consider a 98 mm boot. Medium foot around 100-102 mm boot. Wide foot go 102mm+.  Also the more built in adjustments a boot offers the better to improve its over all fit.

~ Tim

When to wax?  How to wax?

The best way to determine when to have your skis or snowboard hot waxed is to examine the bottom for any dry patches. If you see patches of dull dry base it’s time for a wax.

The easiest method is to pay a shop to wax you skis or snowboard.  If you are more DIY then you will need a few “tools” to get started.
1) Hot Iron- Preferably one designed for ski/snowboard bases. Waxing irons are built with temperature control, and without the holes on the bottom like you find on home irons.
2)Wax Scraper-  I prefer plastic over metal
3)Wax- A variety pack of wax is best. This will offer different types of wax for various snow temperatures and conditions. Be sure one of the waxes is a “universal” temp. “Universal” temp. wax is best for varying temps.
4)Tuning Vice- Designed to hold equipment in place while tuning.
5)Rubber Bands- To hold the breaks up and out of the way
6)Space-  An area that can get messy. Make sure it’s an area with concrete floors for easy clean up.

Now your ready. Let’s get started.

*With the breaks banded out of the way set the skis into the vice, base side up.
*Determine the proper wax to use based on the snow temperature. Set the iron temperature to manufacture suggested setting.
*Hold iron over skis/snowboard at a vertical angle. Touch bar of wax to iron and allow to melt and drip onto base. Start at tip of snowboard and run the wax down the length of the board/skis. Two passes should do it. Down and back.(If iron begins to smoke, reduce temp.)
*Lay iron down flat at tip of skis and melt the wax into the base by constantly moving the iron back a forth in small movements down to the end of tail of the ski/snowboard.
*Allow wax to cool and dry.
*Scrape excess wax off from tip to tail.
*After a dozen passes with the scraper your bases should have a shinny finish to them.
*Clean up!

Tim-

Petoskey: 231-348-2926  ~  Gaylord: 989-732-7003