The edges of your ski are what grip the snow and helps you carve. Keeping them sharp and rust free is important for the performance of both your ski and your skiing.
If you are skiing at Chill Factore you don’t necessarily need your own skiing equipment. We have a large amount of high quality skis and boots for you to borrow included in the price of your trip to Chill Factore. We also have an indoor street full of shops where you can buy your own if you are heading off to the mountains.
Whilst you can pay for a professional to sharpen them for you it’s also fairly easy to do them yourself. And learning how to sharpen your edges gives you a deeper knowledge of how your ski works.
There are two sides of the edge on your ski: the base edge and the side edge. These angles are set by the manufacturer for the best performance for that ski so finding out what your edge angle is, is a good start to maintaining your ski edges.
It is usually the side edges that need the most maintenance.
Note: filing your base edge can lead to serious errors and is best left to experts. However using a diamond stone is fine
Now that your skis are in tip top condition why not bring them down to the Chill Factore for a ride? We are open seven days a week and have a team of expert ski instructors ready to help you master the next skill you want to learn.
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