Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 5f rising to 25f deg 

Temperature: 5f rising to 25f deg
Humidity: 69%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Blue/Red 50/50 or Swix CH 7
    • Structure should be a Dunner Grind with a Toko Red Stucturite pressed in over the top
  • Notes 
    • If your skis glide well at slow speeds but drag on the down hills it is likely that you do not  have enough structure. This may happen later in the day in the sun..

Sonot and WM100 Race wax recommendations

The temperature during the race is forecast to be old snow and 0-20 degrees.

Clean ski

Base Glide Wax: One layer of LF Gray (Moly), This will improve break-a-way  speed and repel dirt. You can do this now. It will also slightly soften the glide wax used next.

Glide Race Wax: Toko LF or HF Blue. Swix LF4  or HF4 would be my second choice. Toko typically runs better on old snow. The HF waxes are better at repelling dirt and water. This keeps the bases cleaner and will be faster at the end of the race.

Top Coat: JetStream Red Bloc Ironed on. If you are using a top coat you will have better glide over a wider range of conditions and you will notice the difference more later in the race when other skis are slowing down. You could also mix the red and blue.

Kick Zone: (after all glide waxing is done) Lightly sand kick zone, Iron in Toko Green Binder medium layer slightly shorter them you hard wax kick zone. If you do not have your kick zone clearly marked specifying  klister, binder and hard wax zones bring in your cleaned skis and we will mark them for you for free.

KIck Wax: over the binder apply two layers Toko Blue or VR40

Structure: Universal cold grind (Dunner) is a great structure to start with. If more structure is needed it will be added to the recommendation later. Any added structure would be a pressed in structure and would be done after all the glide waxing is done.

Notes; Stone grinding should be done annually. It removes dried surface base material, cuts in fresh structure and flattens the bases. This makes the skis absorb glide wax better, glide faster, improves stability and tracking,  and makes them easier to wax.  It does require a fair amount of waxing afterward to get the skis running fast. It is not to late but we need to skis by Wednesday evening.

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 28-30f deg

Temperature: 28-30f deg
Humidity: 76%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Red or Swix CH 8
    • Structure should be a Dunner Grind with a Toko Red Stucturite pressed in over the top
  • Notes 
    • If your skis glide well at slow speeds but drag on the down hills it is likely that you do not  have enough structure.
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is packed without  a track, We hope to have a track set soon

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 20-27f deg

Temperature: 20-27f deg
Humidity: 66%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Red or Swix CH 8
    • Structure should be a Dunner Grind with a Toko Red Stucturite pressed in over the top
  • Notes 
    • If your skis glide well at slow speeds but drag on the down hills it is likely that you do not  have enough structure.
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is packed without  a track, We hope to have a track set soon

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 15f deg

Temperature: 15f deg
Humidity: 85%
Snow Type:
 New

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Red or Swix CH 6
    • Structure should be a Dunner Grind with a Toko Red Stucturite pressed in over the top
  • Notes 
    • If your skis glide well at slow speeds but drag on the down hills it is likely that you do not  have enough structure.
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is packed without  a track, We hope to have a track set soon

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 10f deg

Temperature: 10f deg
Humidity: 90%
Snow Type:
 New

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail, Birch Hill and UAF Ski Trails 0 to -10f deg

It’s cold in the low areas with the forecast to rise into the recommendations range. Even if colder it would be the same recommendation.

Temperature: 0 to -10f deg
Humidity: 85%
Snow Type:
 Old

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
  • Notes
    • X-Cold Power hardens  the ski bases making wax more durable and glide better in cold dry conditions (squeaky snow)
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is packed without  a track, We hope to have a track set soon

Goldstream Sport, UAF and Birch Hill 10f

Temperature: 10f deg
Humidity: 86%
Snow Type:
 New

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
  • Notes
    • X-Cold Power hardens  the ski bases making wax more durable and glide better in cold dry conditions (squeaky snow)
    • Goldstream Sports classic trail is packed and brush has been cleared. We plan to set tracks after it stops snowing.

Birch Hill 8f

Temperature: 8f deg
Humidity: 86%
Snow Type:
 New

Goldstream Sports Classic Trail and UAF Ski Trail 0f

Temperature: 0f deg
Humidity: 86%
Snow Type:
 New

  • Kick Wax
  • Glide Wax
    • Toko LF Blue or Swix CH 4
    • X-Cold Power (drip on wax then sprinkle on the cold power and iron in together)
  • Notes
    • X-Cold Power hardens  the ski bases making wax more durable and glide better in cold dry conditions (squeaky snow)
    • The Goldstream Sport Ski trail is packed and ready for skiing. Tracks will be set later this week.