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Waxing poetic about snow possibilities

Published January 10, 2012 8:32 am

Think positive • REI offers workshop on base preparation, structure, major and minor repair and stone grinding.
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Properly waxing your skis or snowboard can add to your fun on the slopes.

Especially if the snow industry geniuses figure out a wax that levitates skis and boards over sagebrush and mud.

Ha-ha, seriously—REI experts will lead a workshop on the basics of waxing, including base preparation, structure, major and minor repair, and stone grinding.

Tonight at 7 p.m., at REI, 3285 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. http://www.rei.com/saltlakecity

Ominously, Weber State is showing two films tomorrow night at 7 p.m. addressing climate change's impact on winter sports: "Generations: A Skiers and Snowboarders Perspective on Climate Change‚" and "Breaking Trail," in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.