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Snowshoe WV To Host Burton Snowboard Camp

By on January 3, 2017

Burton Snowboard Camp
Women’s Snowboard Camp – Jan. 6-7, 2017

It doesn’t take much for things to get exciting when avid snowboard instructors get together. It started 10 years ago, with the Snowshoe Burton Snowboard Camp for women. There was no plan. Let’s just hit the snow. Now, 10 years later, we’ve got one of the largest snowboard camps in the U.S. and one of the best events schedules of the season!

Snowshoe Mountain has invited us back and that means all of us. Not just previous campers but even ladies who have not had the chance to experience our camp. The 2-day event will be taking place on January 6-7, 2017. Our first Burton Pro, Gabi Viteri, is back as part of a full line of great coaches for this year’s Burton Snowboard Camp.

It doesn’t make any difference what your snowboarding level is. We’ve got everyone from Burton coaches to Snowshoe coaches to take you through the moves. Improve your style and maybe even move up to the skill next level. And check out all the ladies’ perks at the camp such as massages, live music, yoga and much more.

Here’s your chance to have two wonderful days of coaching at the Burton Snowboard Camp. Included in the schedule are:

  • Cocktail meet and greet with hors d’oeuvresBurton Snowboard Camp
  • Admission to live Beats in the Basin music on Friday night.
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings there is a bagel breakfast followed by yoga!
  • Enjoy lunch on both Saturday and Sunday and a private social evening Saturday night!

At scheduled times you can have a chair massage, receive a bag of goodies from Burton, a special edition tee-shirt, and a chance to win a Burton board!

Here’s some more important stuff to know. Please bring your own gear or make arrangements to rent it. Be sure to bring waterproof or water-resistant mittens or gloves, goggles, a neck up and hat. If you plan on using Burton Snowboard Campthe terrain park, you’ll need a helmet. And while a lot of beginners think that they can’t manage terrain park, campers often get a big surprise when they see how much they progress at the camp. Next thing they want to head to the park but don’t have a helmet. So we suggest you bring one no matter what your skill level.

Prepare for any and all weather as we are out in it no matter what the conditions. The camp goes on unless weather closes the mountain to all guests. For lodging deals, be sure to visit Mountaintop Condos which features 1, 2, and 3-bedroom condos in Mountain Lodge (slope-side).

How to wax your own skis

How To Wax Your Own Skis – A Tutorial

By on September 30, 2016

How To Wax Your Own Skis

Learning how to wax your own skis can save you precious time and money, in addition to help protect your equipment from abrasions! Plus, once your learn the proper techniques for waxing your skis, you will be able to do so more frequently – and as a result enjoy better (and faster!) turns on your favorite mountain. At the end of the day, you simply cannot wax your skis too much! Following the steps below, you will be on your way to blazing down the mountain on a freshly-waxed pair of skis.

What You Will Need

You may find that you already own some of the supplies below. Others will need to be purchased from a local ski shop or online retailer:

  • Ski Wax – Read below for the various types
  • Iron – An old iron laying around the house will work – or, buy one specifically for ski wax.
  • Workbench or vise – Use the workbench in your garage or basement, along with vise clamps.
  • Metal Scraper – You’ll only use this is you are using P-Tex
  • Plastic Scraper – Any plastic scraper with a decent edge will do the trick! They only cost a few bucks at your local ski shop.
  • Edge Tool – Fairly inexpensive and can be picked up at any local ski shop.
  • Brush – Use a soft brush to “polish” the wax once it has been scraped off.
  • Stone – Use a stone to remove rust from the ski and board edges
  • P-Tex – Critical for filing those deep gouges in your ski or board base.

Types of Waxes

How to wax your own skis
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When it comes to types of wax that will be used on your skis there are two primary options depending upon what type of skiing you plan to do. Generally speaking skiers will want to use a lower grip wax for most types of downhill skiing but if you plan on going cross-country skiing a higher grip wax will be optimal to allow for improved traction.
Once you have determined the type of skiing planned waxes are then broken down into two categories: all-temperature and temperature specific. These two categories are fairly straightforward as all-temperature waxes work well in a wide variety of temperature and snow conditions and are optimal for when the conditions are either unknown or will vary throughout the entirety of the trip. Temperature specific waxes are best for very specific temperature and snow conditions as they have smaller optimal ranges generally spanning 10*F. Along with wax type considerations it is also important to consider the type of iron to use, ski wax specific irons are best but other options also exist.

Clean and Tune Surface – How To Wax Your Own Skis

The first step in learning how to wax your own skis is to stage your skis so that they are set on a sturdy base in order to ensure there is minimal movement throughout the entire process. In order to do this ski brakes should be locked in the ski position and the skis should be set on blocks on a sturdy table so that they are on a flat and even surface. Once the skis have been staged properly the next step is to prepare the bottom of the skis for the waxing process. This step can vary depending upon the condition and type of skis that you have, lower quality skis are generally made with materials that endure a higher level of abuse while higher quality skis are generally made with less abuse resistant materials. The difference in material will determine the extent of cleaning necessary in this step but in either situation it is important to clean the surface of your skis with an abrasive pad to remove dirt and old wax so that the new wax will adhere properly.

Ironing

How To Wax Your Own Skis
After your skis have been cleaned and prepared for wax the next and most arduous step is to iron on the new coat of wax. Throughout this step the objective is to apply a small coat of wax across the entire surface of the ski, from edge to edge, and so that the small pores in the surface are filled. This is done by first melting wax on the hot iron, allowing the melted wax to drip down onto the ski so that a beaded line of melted wax becomes present along the length of the ski. Once a base amount of wax has been applied to the ski the hot iron is then run along the ski to smooth out the bead of wax into a thin film along the ski. While the wax is being smoothed across the ski it is important to remember that the iron is hot and if allowed to linger too long in a certain area can cause damage to the ski. This damage can easily be avoided by continuously moving the iron back and forth and by simply raising it from the surface if a pause is needed at any point. After the wax has been applied to the entire surface of the ski it should then be allowed to cool completely before the next step can begin. The amount of time fluctuates with the type of wax that is used but generally allowing it to cool for 30 minutes is sufficient.

Scrape


Once the wax has been allowed to cool thoroughly the next step of scraping the wax can commence. Scraping is essential as leaving too much wax on your skis is a very common error and can lead to decreased effectiveness of the wax. The process of scraping the wax is fairly simple but can take some practice to get just right. When you begin scraping your ski start by angling the scraper in the direction of travel and moving it from the tip to the tail of the ski. By using this direction and angle of motion you optimally remove the excess wax and follow the direction that the ski will move when in use. It is important to remember that a very small amount of wax should remain on your ski after scraping just enough to fill any porous features of the ski and to leave a very thin film across the entire ski, also it is important to remember to scrape the edges of your ski as they should be completely free of wax.

Brush

How To Wax Your Own Skis
After the skis have been scraped, brushing can begin. The process of brushing smooths out the wax across the surface and generally speaking can not be overdone. Brushing should begin with small strokes from the tip to the tail of the ski and once the surface has been completely smoothed should be finished with a few full length strokes running again from the tip to the tail of the ski. After this process of full ski brushing your skis will be ready for use. As you can see, learning how to wax your own skis is a fairly easy process (once you get the hang of it), and can help you enjoy your time on the slopes!

Burton Womens Camp Snowshoe WV

Burton Women’s Camp Visits Snowshoe WV

By on January 6, 2016

Burton Womens Camp Snowshoe WVLadies, are you ready to ride like a girl should? If yes, then come join Snowshoe Mountain Jan. 8-10, 2016 for the 9th edition of Annual Burton Women’s Camp!

**CLICK HERE TO Register

Snowshoe WV is the perfect place to begin your riding expedition regardless of whether you have ever walked up the terrain or you only see it on TV during Winter X- Games. This is an all female thing led by amazing experienced Snowshoe Coaches. The event also features a special guest coach from Burton.

You will have two days of nothing but pure friendship, fun and skilled coaching designed to fit your snowboarding goals and capabilities. If you have been longing for girl time on and off the snow, then this event is it.

Burton Women’s Camp Itinerary

  • Weekend will start with a friendly meet & greet,
  • Live music party for the 21+ ladies,
  • Breakfast and warm up morning yoga,
  • Relaxation after riding with some après chair massage,
  • Ladies only private evening social,
  • Burton goodies.

What Should You Bring?

Burton Women's Camp

Attire- You will dress in layers. The outer layer should be waterproof. In addition, bring a neck up, waterproof gloves, goggles, mittens and hat.

Equipment- Since the package does not include Snowboard gear, you will come with your own bindings, boots, snowboard and other attire appropriate for snow.

Helmet- This is for people who plan to use the terrain park. Additionally, if you plan to try any park features, you need a helmet.

Other Useful Information

Other than equipment and attire, there are other useful details which attendees should be aware of:

Lodging- This fills to capacity hence you need to secure well in advance. CLICK HERE to book a condo.

Waivers- Each participant is expected to sign for a waiver. Parents will sign for participants who are eighteen and below.

Cancellation Policy- Any cancellation made within seventy two hours of arrival will not be paid.

Weather Conditions- Unless the mountain is closed to all guests due to weather, we ride regardless and the camp will proceed as scheduled.

Meeting points- There are several meeting points located in different spots.

Transportation- Since there is no parking at the locations, there is shuttle transport available from designated locations.

Mountain Lodge Directions

Mountain Lodge Directions

By on May 10, 2014

Mountain Lodge is located in the heart of Snowshoe WV. Once you arrive at the top of the mountain, look for signs to the “Conference Center”, which is located in the basement of Mountain Lodge. We are located directly behind Split Rocks Pools and hot-tubs. Because of our rural location, GPS units are not always the most reliable source for turn-by-turn directions. Some of the roads in the area are not properly mapped. We suggest inputting longitude and latitude coordinates, rather than using a street address:

GPS=38.4119 North – 79.9963 West

Drive directly to the guard shack and give the attendant your name and unit number. They will issue you a parking pass. Please note that they will NOT allow you into the parking lot prior to 5PM. There are no early check-ins.

Please be aware there is limited cell phone service in many areas surrounding the resort due to it being located in a “National Radio Quiet Zone“.

Suggested Physical Address: 10 Snowshoe Dr. Snowshoe WV 26209 Please always double check your directions with a reliable map.