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Collection: Yellow Snow Conditions (Wet, Slushy Snow, +20°C to 0°C)

Yellow conditions occur when old snow is thoroughly saturated with water. It's slushy, it's wet and it's warm, it's old and usually coarse-grained and dirty. The temperature range for these conditions is 0C to... the warmest it can be with snow on the ground! "Yellow" snow is heavily transformed. It has been through a melt/freeze cycle or two and has become corny or coarse-grained. Because the snow transformed, it tends to drain better than "Pink" snow since space between the individual ice crystals allows water to drain away. You’re still dealing with a lot of water either way so your main waxing consideration will be to get rid of water from the ski base! The big difference between pink and yellow conditions is the amount of dirt deposited on top of the snowpack. Choosing a wax with compounds to limit the effects of dirt is also key when waxing for yellow conditions.

Friction Characteristics: Physically, the wet snow crystal structure has the most rounded edges. This means kinetic friction is very low so physically harder waxes are not necessary. The main source of friction in this snow type is suction friction from the vast amounts of liquid water between the ski base and the snowpack. The top priority for glide waxing for these conditions is getting rid of water from the bottom of the ski base. Waxes for this temperature range are physically softer (soft waxes are more hydrophobic than harder ones). Fluoro compounds are massively hydrophobic so anything with fluorination will likely be an excellent choice. Adding aggressive structure to your ski base with a rill tool will have the biggest benefit to glide as the grooves and channels will give water an escape route. Often waxes with dirt-repellent compounds have a leg up on others since dirt builds upon the surface of the snow as it melts. Waxes with molybdenum or graphite tent to stay fast in yellow conditions over long distances.

Kick Waxing: Snow crystals in yellow conditions have melted into round, wet, blobs. This makes finding a grip wax that is able to stick to snow crystals very tricky. The water surrounding the snow crystals acts as a lubricant, which is the equivalent of having oil on your brake pads. This means in order to find a kick wax that gets grip in this kind of snow, you'll have to get something as soft and sticky as possible: hence, klister! Hard wax is a no-go when the snow gets this wet, but rub skis (hairys or zeros), skin skis, fish scales tend to work quite well if klister isn't your thing. Again, a klister with Fluoros or other dirt and water-repelling compounds will help your grip wax glide.

134 products
  • Rode Yellow GL-50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g (20C/0)
    Yellow GL-50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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    $13.00
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    $9.99
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 - 45g (All temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
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    $13.00
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    $13.00
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Kick Wax 45g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Yellow Hardwax
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    $14.00
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    $14.00
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Glide Wax 60g & 200g (+20C/-1C)
    Ski*Go XC Yellow Glide Wax 60g & 200g (+20C/-1C)
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    $16.00
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    $16.00
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  • Vauhti GW WET Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (10C/-1C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for wet snow.
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    $16.00
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    $16.00
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  • Vauhti GW ALL TEMP Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (10C/-20C)
    A universal fluoro-free paraffin.
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    $16.00
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    $16.00
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  • Rode R50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g|180g|900g (10C/-1)
    R50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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    $16.00
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    $16.00
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  • Rode Skin Cleaner Spray | 100mL (20C/-30)
    Skin Cleaner Spray
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    $17.99
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    $17.99
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  • Optiwax NF 2 Paraffin - 60g (2C/-10C)
    NF 2 Paraffin
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 - 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 - 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 - 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 - 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 - 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Yellow Klister K60 - 60g (2C/0C)
    Yellow Klister K60
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 - 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Chola K90 - 60g (All Temperatures)
    Chola K90
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Vauhti GW WET LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A non-fluorinated liquid glide wax for wet snow.
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    $19.00
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    $19.00
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  • Rode Skin Wax Spray | 100mL (20C/-30)
    Skin Wax Spray
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Base Klister Spray | 100mL (0C/-20)
    Base Klister Spray
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    $19.99
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    $19.99
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  • Gallium PINK Paraffin Glide Wax 100g 200g 500g (+10C/0C)
    Gallium PINK Paraffin Glide Wax 100g 200g 500g (+10C/0C)
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go Easy Glide XC Universal 100mL (+10C/-10C)
    Easy Glide XC Universal Liquid
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go Easy Glide XC Plus 100mL (+10C/0C)
    Easy Glide XC Plus Liquid
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go XC Silver Klister 60g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go XC Universal Klister 60g (+3C/-1C)
    XC Universal Klister
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go Base Prep & Cleaning Paraffin Glide Wax 120g (+20C/+10C)
    Base Preparation Paraffin
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti LF WET Paraffin | 60g (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti LF ALL TEMP Paraffin | 60g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti CLEAN & GLIDE FOR CROWN & ZERO SKIS | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    Cleaning and maintenance agent for crown & zero skis. Use when the snow is dirty or wet.
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti KS Red Klister | 60g (10C/2C)
    A general wet snow klister
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti KS Violet Klister | 60g (1C/-10C)
    A general klister for coarse, wet snow
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.
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    $22.00
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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti KS BASE LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid klister base binder.
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    $22.00
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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.
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    $22.00
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    $22.00
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  • Rode FAST CREAM | 50g|400g (20C/-30)
    FAST SPEEDY CREAM
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    $22.00
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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti LF RACE WET Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.
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    $24.00
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    $24.00
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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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    $24.00
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti LF WET LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A mid-tier liquid glide wax for wet snow.
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    $24.00
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti GW BASE LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A non-fluoro liquid base wax.
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    $24.00
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti TEHOGRIP Violet | 45g (5C/-4C)
    A tacky hardwax for warm snow.
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    $24.00
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    $24.00
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