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Storing Your Ski Gear Properly

Dec 19, 2022

Winter in the US begins on December 21 and lasts until March 20. The Northern States gets snow for nearly the whole winter season.

For many people, winter is not necessarily a pleasant season. There is little room for movement, snow covers the streets, lakes are frozen, and there is nothing you can do outside without freezing to death. Additionally, several household items don't actually work properly at this time of year. Everyone must wear several layers of clothing and have their homes properly insulated in order to survive the cold.

But for thrill-seekers, Christmas signals that it's almost time to plan their vacations up in the north for skiing activities. They enjoy winter simply because it allows them to use their ski equipment, which has been stored away, to play in the mountains and woods. People frequently overlook the importance of storage, yet it has a significant impact on how long the ski equipment will endure. Because prevention is always preferable to treatment, don't take storage for granted in order to safeguard your equipment and prolong its lifespan. When working with this sporting gear, keep the following in mind at all times:

Snow equipment must be kept inside a walled-in space. A furnace or a boiler are examples of heat sources that should be kept away from your equipment. Your ski equipment would be ideal to store in a garage corner or a storage space. Avoid keeping your plastic skis and snowboards in a room that becomes too cold. Additionally, you shouldn't keep them outside. Extreme cold or heat may cause the ski equipment to deform or crack.

Snow gear should be kept in a dry place. Water, which might damage the equipment, or moist surroundings, which might encourage the growth of mold, are two adversaries of your ski equipment. Mold and corrosion are not things you want on your ski equipment.

Avoid keeping ski equipment where any member of the household could readily obtain it. Since skiing is a seasonal activity, FlexiMounts' overhead garage storage racks offer a practical option since the owners won't need their equipment until the next Christmas. They can be safely stored in a rack that hangs from the ceiling because you won't require them soon. 

The garage makes sense as a place to keep snow equipment like boards, skis, and poles because there is minimal human activity there.

But how exactly do we store skis properly? Here are some guidelines to remember:

Never keep your skis or snowboard on the inside of a ski bag when storing them. Naturally, these bags come in quite handy when you have to move these heavy objects, but Stor-it advises against storing ski bags in the garage. This would cause your equipment to become moist, which is something you do not want to happen, as these ski backpacks transport humidity. In the off-season, it's important to keep your skis dry, so make sure the ski bag is dry and store it with your ski gear.

Repair core shots, polish edges, and wax your skis. These are the three maintenance procedures. If you want your skis to survive storage longer and use after the ski season is over, make sure you perform the three key maintenance tasks outlined above. Bring your skis to a nearby ski store and have them maintained there if you don't know how to do it or would like a professional to handle it. These would make it easier to store the ski equipment and ensure that it is prepared for use once the new ski season begins.

It is advisable to keep all of your winter clothing in one location. We could describe the anxiety you'll have if a piece of equipment goes missing the evening before your ski vacation. Going from one storage facility to another simply because you did not keep all of your equipment inside one location is such a mood killer. Keep everything together in one location to save yourself some hassle. Your clothing and equipment will be so easy to get once the current season is over because you kept them in organized manner. Labeling your boxes and other storage areas is another strategy to avoid getting caught in a lost-and-found mess.

Your skis must be kept upright when being stored. Accidents shouldn't happen, so it's preferable to avoid them altogether. If you don't store your skis upright, something in the garage can knock them over or damage their shape. Make sure not to put too much weight on the wall as you rest your skis against it.

You can get assistance from FlexiMounts thanks to the assortment of storage hooks it provides. The grid design of the GR48-H or the Classic 4' x 8' overhead garage storage rack might simply be adorned with hooks. The ski equipment could then be mounted to the wall and hung straight. Create partition boards to keep the skis apart and stop them from moving. The combined weight of all your ski gear—including skis, ski poles, ski goggles, ski bindings, and ski boots---is between 21 and 37 pounds. The GR48-H can hold and carry this with ease; it has a maximum weight capacity of 600 pounds.

You can go through a variety of products at the FlexiMounts website. FlexiMounts is providing a discount on selected products bought from December 6 to December 25. Just don’t forget to use the Coupon Code CHR20 or CHR15. There is a Buy More, Save More Deal where you get to score higher discounts when you spend more. Items are also on a flash sale so you need to keep returning to the site to stay tuned for discounts. You don’t want to miss the offered bundle products too!

Final Word

The best course of action is to be ready, whether you want a cold or warm Christmas. Do not forget that you did not spend $600 to $800 on your ski equipment merely to discard it after storing it improperly. Maintaining and, more importantly, storing your ski equipment properly is essential.