Changing the filter in the waxing mask: What to do every season

The waxing mask is important in all waxing cabins. It protects you from particles and steam that come from prepping skis, but requires you to change the filter regularly. We show you how in this article.


Whichever mask you use, the same rule applies to everyone: You must change the filter on the waxing mask at least once a year. A good rule of thumb is to do this at the start of the season. If you are waxing skis regularly, you should add an extra filter change during the season.

Why do you need to change the filter in the mask? An old filter will drastically reduce the protection provided by the mask during a ski wax. It doesn't matter if you use the mask a lot or a little, as the filter is activated when it is removed from the packaging and comes into contact with air for the first time. 

Buying a waxing mask? Here is a guide to which mask is best for you.

Replacing the filter in the waxing mask – How to do it:

  1. Find the right filter for your waxing mask. See an overview further down.
  2. Remove the used filter.
  3. Insert new filter. Make sure you have both gas and particle filters. These can be assembled and mounted on the mask.
  4. Now you’re ready for a new ski season with a well-functioning mask.

Tip: Store the mask and filter in a sealed bag or box and insert the mask between uses. This prolongs the life of the filters and avoids getting dust into the mask.

See overview: Waxing masks and spare filter