FAQ

  • Bro, doesn't wax go on the bottom of your ski?
    • Well, yes but it can be applied to the topsheet as well. Wax is intended to aid the movement of snow across your ski to improve the ski's performance. Also, this isn't your typical bar of ski wax. Snow Shed is liquid lubricant that is dispensed via spray bottle.
  • Is Snow Shed intended for going uphill or downhill?
    • Yes. Snow Shed's Anti-Stick Spray can drastically reduce the amount of snow that is carried uphill while skinning. However, it can also help downhill skiing performance. Skis operate like a spring, flexing into each turn. Reducing snow and ice buildup can help this spring to work more efficiently.
  • Who is Snow Shed designed for?
    • Essentially everyone. Here are some people we had in mind:
      • Skiers hoping to convert a resort ski setup into something more backcountry friendly.
      • Randonee racers looking to shave a few grams from their gear.
      • First-timers who are just learning how to push their skis around.
      • And of course snowboarders too! With such a large surface area that can collect snow, Snow Shed works great on snowboards and splitboards. 
  • What makes Snow Shed environmentally friendly?
    • Snow Shed is a water-based lubricant, unlike most lubricants that are largely made of petroleum solvents. Snow Shed is also readily biodegradable and is considered non-hazardous to the environment, according to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. 
  • How does it work?
    • Snow Shed uses a specially formulated silicone lubricant. Once applied, it dries quickly to form a super thin hydrophobic layer on top of your skis. This layer reduces snow's ability to bond to the ski's topsheet, decreasing the likelihood of significant buildup.
  • How is it applied?
    • Simply spray Snow Shed on top of your skis (avoid spraying on the bindings) and spread evenly with a non-absorbent cloth.
    • Let the skis dry for five minutes and then buff lightly in a circular motion.
    • Go shred with your friends!
  • Where can I buy Snow Shed?
    • Snow Shed is available online and in a handful of ski shops in Colorado. Check out our Facebook page for updates on our new retail partners.