a small one on one shop ...we take the time to care that you have the right equipmentDevils Track Nordic Ski Shop was started to offer skiers of the North Shore and Grand Marais area cross-country ski products typically found in larger cities or ski shops. We carry the full line of STAR ski waxes as well as all the tools and equipment needed to prepare skis for enjoyable cross-country skiing. I have a strong passion for cross country skiing and believe that cross country skiing is a perfect combination of being outdoors, having fun, and staying fit.
Dave, Becky, and Lance Bartol
Dave has skied now for over 20 years both recreationally and in elite racing, competing throughout the Midwest region, nationally, and internationally. Having the right cross country ski equipment for yourself and the snow conditions can be the difference between having fun and enjoying skiing or struggling and eventually giving up.
Operating Devils Track Nordic Ski Shop gives me an opportunity to pass on the information and knowledge that I've learned to more people so they too can enjoy cross country skiing like I have. I've chosen to feature Madshus skis because they have a long history of experience and innovation in the cross country ski sport (not to mention the Scandinavian blood in the family). I have also had some incredible experiences and results on this ski brand. Plus they offer skis for children as little as 2 years old, recreational skis for in and out of track, superb innovative Gold Medal proven racing skis, and Backcountry or Telemark skis for the person seeking solitude or powder!
The Alpina Cross-Country Ski Boots we feature also have a strong history of innovation and development in Cross-Country Skiing (and they too have a relation to the Slovenian blood that runs in the Bartol family). The offering of half sizes in Alpina's race proven classic and skating models (they fit like gloves) allows for a perfect fit. The unique Pursuit model is a truly combination Skating/Classic boot, while their Performance and Touring models offer ladies specific boot lasts. Finally, Alpina has boots for Backcountry and Telemark skiing to compliment the backcountry skis offered by Madshus.
I support the local ski community by volunteering to maintain the trail systems, working with the high school and middle school ski teams, helping with local ski races, and offering waxing clinics, demo ski clinics, and summer rollerski clinics. I am also a member of the National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation, American Cross Country Skiers, the United States Ski Association, and Central Cross Country Skiing.