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Collection: Orange Snow Conditions (New, Glazing Snow, +5°C to -5°C)

Orange conditions occur when freshly falling snow or new snow is humid enough to be packing snow. This type of snow is perfect for making a snowman or a snowball fight! The natural snow crystal structure is still present - you can still pick up snow from the ground and still find relatively unbroken snowflakes. However, when this type of snow is skied over, its high-humidity causes it to pack and glaze. This is a very tricky condition for waxing. On one hand, snow crystals can still be sharp if there hasn’t been heavy traffic on the trails presenting you with a level of kinetic friction. But as the tracks get skied in they tend to glaze, meaning kinetic friction is less of an issue. High humidity causes a suction component (wet friction) to always be a consideration in orange conditions.

Friction Characteristics: Because orange conditions usually occur when the snow is actively evolving from fresh, powdery blue conditions to wet, slushy yellow conditions, orange conditions occur at a crossroads of friction types. Kinetic friction is an issue when the trails have not been skied in much. But since the snowflakes are not too cold, they tend to melt when skied over rather than cut into your ski base making it a lower priority. Generally, orange waxes are quite soft for this reason. Fluorinated waxes are fantastic in snow like this because the HF or LF compounds help repel water. Glazing that occurs will act to seal water on top of the snowpack where it interacts with your ski. Aggressive rills are often needed in snow like this.

Kick Waxing: Usually, the advice for getting kick in this type of snow is to resort to rub skis, skins, or fish scales. But when that’s not possible and you need to use wax, you have a few options. Depending on the level of glazing in the tracks, klister or hardwax can work, but usually, a klister-cover is the way to go. If there is very little glazing, use a hardwax. It will be faster and won’t ice up as quickly. If there is glazing happening, use klister since it will stick to the icy sheen. More often than not, there is a variety of glazed sections and powdery sections on the trails. This means taking advantage of both hardwaxes and klisters will give your grip wax good kick and glide on any part of the course. Klister-cover is where you start with a thin layer of klister and cover it was a hard hardwax (usually a hardwax that’s a step colder than the temperature). The klister gives you grip, and the hardwax prevents icing.

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  • Ski*Go Easy Glide XC Minus 100mL (0C/-25C)
    Easy Glide XC Minus Liquid
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Klister 60g (+10C/+3C)
    XC Orange Klister
    38 in stock!
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  • Ski*Go XC Silver Klister 60g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
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  • Ski*Go XC Universal Klister 60g (+3C/-1C)
    XC Universal Klister
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Klister 60g (+5C/+1C)
    XC Red Klister
    35 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF MID Paraffin | 60g (0C/-5C)
    A mid-range paraffin for mid temperatures.
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  • Vauhti LF COLD Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-10C)
    A mid-range paraffin for cold temperatures.
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  • Vauhti LF POLAR Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for very cold temperatures.
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  • Vauhti LF GRAPHITE Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti LF ALL TEMP Paraffin | 60g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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  • Vauhti KS Violet Klister | 60g (1C/-10C)
    A general klister for coarse, wet snow
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS Blue Klister | 60g (0C/-15C)
    A general klister for icy snow
    1 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS Universal Klister | 60g (4C/-7C)
    A general universal klister
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  • Rode Skin Ski Cleaner Spray | 100mL (20C/-30C)
    Skin Cleaner Spray
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  • Rode R40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin (0C/-5C)
    R40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
    32 in stock!
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  • Gallium VIOLET Paraffin Glide Wax 100g 200g 500g (+3C/-4C)
    100g Gallium Violet Paraffin Pack
    1 in stock!
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  • Vauhti CLEAN and GLIDE FOR CROWN and ZERO SKIS | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    Cleaning and maintenance agent for crown & zero skis. Use when the snow is dirty or wet.
    3 in stock!
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  • Vauhti ANTI-ICE FOR CROWN and ZERO SKIS (NF) | 80mL (2C/-5C)
    Anti-ice agent for crown & zero skis. Use on new snow close to zero degrees to prevent icing.
    3 in stock!
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti GRIP and GLIDE FOR CROWN and ZERO SKIS (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    Grip & glide for crown & zero skis in cold snow.
    4 in stock!
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  • Vauhti SKIN CARE BLUE FLUOR FREE | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    Fluoro-free skin ski treatment for cold snow
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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.
    6 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti GS VIOLET LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (-1C/-7C)
    A liquid grip wax for fresh and fine natural snow in warmer conditions.
    1 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GS CARROT LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    A liquid grip wax for cold temperatures, especially old/man-made snow.
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS BASE LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid klister base binder.
    5 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti KS UNIVERSAL LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A liquid universal klister for damp to wet snow.
    5 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • STAR NF10 Solid Glide & Skin Wax w/cork | 50g (5C/-5)
    NF10 Solid Glide & Skin Wax w/cork
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  • STAR TARGET S4 - Violet Hardwax | 45g (-2C/-6)
    TARGET S4 - Violet Hardwax
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  • STAR TARGET S3 - Red Hardwax | 45g (2C/-2)
    TARGET S3 - Red Hardwax
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  • STAR TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax | 45g (4C/0)
    TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax
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  • Ski*Go LF Orange Kick Wax 45g (+3/-2C)
    LF Orange Hardwax
    35 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE WET Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE MID Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (0C/-5C)
    A mid-range paraffin for mid temperatures.
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE ALL TEMP Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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  • Vauhti LF MID LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (1C/-8C)
    A mid-tier liquid glide wax for mid conditions.
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GW BASE LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A non-fluoro liquid base wax.
    5 in stock!
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  • Vauhti TEHOGRIP Green | 45g (-2C/-20C)
    A tacky hardwax/base binder for a wide temperature range.
    3 in stock!
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free LGM Liquid Glider Multigrade (10C/-20C)
    Fluoro-Free Liquid Glider Multigrade
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free RL Racing Liquid Warm | 80mL (0C/-3C)
    Fluoro-Free Racing Liquid Warm
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free RL Racing Liquid Med | 80mL (-2C/-7C)
    Fluoro-Free Racing Liquid Med
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  • Rode Skin Ski Wax Spray | 100mL (20C/-30C)
    Skin Wax Spray
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