Oh yeah! Tons of moisture cycling into central Colorado yet again. Third time’s a charm? We might be looking at a BIG winter. For big winters you need big skis. Big skis have lots of surface area and need big wax.
I’ve used various brands of universal ski wax quite a bit over the years and almost always been happy with it. Exception is with super cold snow such as that of Colorado in December and parts of January. A quick fix for such is to carry a small chunk of cold snow wax and rub into your ski bases if they feel like you’re skiing on Brillo pads. Ski wax also doubles as a fire starter in your backcountry emergency kit, and perhaps has medicinal properties? Truth, basic budget wax works fine for ski touring, you don’t need anything fancy. Just buy a “universal” on sale and get it on your skis.
Skiing for Someone: Want to do some fund raising that’s truly different? Big City Mountaineers provides wilderness trips for urban teens. They’ve got an interesting program going to raise money. Check out their website. If you’ve been looking for a way to combine skiing with philanthropy this could be your ticket.