Fluorocarbon Wax Ban
U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Canadian Ski Association have joined the International Ski Federation (FIS) and International Biathlon Union (IBU) in banning the use of fluorinated ski wax in competition from all disciplines in North America beginning with the upcoming 2020-21 season.
In order to provide U.S. Ski & Snowboard members, coaches and officials guidance with the policy, we are providing the following information:
Fluoro-Free Wax Products
The following is a list of U.S. Ski & Snowboard ski wax pool suppliers that provide fluorocarbon-free wax products. Click on each company name to access the manufacture's fluoro-free products. Please note: U.S. Ski & Snowboard does not approve or certify any products listed. The end-user fully bears the responsibility in using each product.
Fluorinated Substance Removal
In the International Ski Federation (FIS) has providing guidance on removing fluorinated substance from tools, brushes, skis & snowboards, etc. The document can be found in the Resources Section.
Fluorinated Wax Testing
Testing procedures and protocols will be forthcoming.