Ski and Snowboard Tuning/Repair

Diamond Peak Mountain Sports

Diamond Peak Guarantee:
Get your skis/boards in by 5 PM,
and they’ll be done by 8 AM the next morning.

Two Step Stone Grind
Base & Side Edge Bevel
Base & Edge Polishing & Hot Wax

Two Step Stone Grind
Ceramic Disk Base & Side Edge Bevel
Base & Edge Polishing & Hot Wax

Two Step Stone Grind
Ceramic Disc Base & Side Edge Bevel
Base & Edge Polishing
Hand Wax

It’s easy to explain why tuneups are important:

  1. Less energy is needed, resulting in a lower risk of accidents.
    Professional edge grinding ensures uncompromising grip even in icy slope conditions. This saves energy and increases safety.
  2. Easier to turn and glide.
    Optimum structured base ensures the perfect “turning moment” and smooth easy gliding in all snow conditions.

Together, these factors create a feeling on the slopes which you’ll never want to be without again!

Ski & Snowboard Analysis

After each day of skiing or riding you should thoroughly inspect your equipment for wear or damage, and look for these things:

Before Tuneup:
Edges are rusty and dull
Base is scratched
Base has no structure

After Tuneup:
Edges are perfectly tuned
Smooth, waxed base
Structured finish

Dull, Rounded Edges
Dull, rounded edges or damage such as nicks or burrs will cause your ski/board to continually slip out from under you while making turns.  Dull edges will no longer grip the snow to help you carve your turns. Worn edges can be particularly hard to ski/ride on firm or icy snow conditions. Using WINTERSTEIGER side edge tools combined with either diamond stones or files, you can quickly get back that “new ski feel” with a few simple steps.  The base edge can only be sharpened at your local WINTERSTEIGER repair shop, any work you do at home to the base edge will only increase the base edge bevel.

Damage to the base
When inspecting your equipment also look for damage to the base such as scratches or deep gouges. Even small scratches can impede glide and can lead to more damage if not repaired. WINTERSTEIGER Drip Candles are the easiest way to repair scratches and damage to the base on skis and snowboards. Deep gouges, which penetrate to the core, or run along the steel edges need to be repaired by a qualified WINTERSTEIGER repair shop.

Dry base
As you ski/ride, the wax wears from the base due to friction, leaving it with a dry, fuzzy, gray appearance. A fresh coat of wax you will refresh the base and improve the glide while conditioning it against oxidation. WINTERSTEIGER offers high quality wax irons, temperature specific waxes, wax scrapers and brushes to keep the base in top condition. The wax will wear quickly, especially on dry snow and should be re-applied after every 2 to 4 days of use. When you take your equipment in to your WINTERSTEIGER repair shop, they will apply wax as part of the repair service.