The end is near.

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 03/21/10 •  2 min read

I’m afraid it’s just about that time. Ski season is definitely winding down here in Vermont. Bare patches are starting to appear on the slopes, and conditions are gloopy by noon. Yesterday I saw flowers blooming outside my favorite bookstore, Northshire Books in Manchester, VT (where, BTW, you can still order signed copies of my book, DOUBLE BLACK: A SKI DIVA MYSTERY. Just go here.).  And the snow has nearly disappeared from my front yard.

So it’s just about time to address the question: what do you do with your skis during the off season?  Do you put them in your garage? Stow them under the bed? Hide them in the attic?

To keep your skis in the best possible conditions, there are a few measures you should take when you put them away for the season:

Even after I’ve put my skis away, I’ll still be thinking about skiing all summer.  If you’re a woman, you can join the rest of us ski addicts who talk about skiing all year long at