134 Riverside Ave / PO Box 422
Winthrop, WA 98862
Nordic Ultratune is owned and operated by Mark Waechter.
A note from Mark Waechter
I'm not a virtual person. I run the shop. I do all the grinding
and ski work, ski testing and selection. It's primarily a one-man
show at Ultratune though I sometimes get a little help with ski testing in the
winter and some occasional help around the store.
Pictures of friends (and me) are sprinkled throughout the website.
My professional background includes a
long time spent as a research, design, and development engineer
(aerospace, medical, commercial), primarily designing electronics
(sensors, circuits, systems) but also some mechanisms, algorithms, etc,
with more than a dozen international patents. I have a strong
background in the techy stuff. I'm also a skier and cyclist. I've
worked as a ski tech at the world cup level, and at the Olympics, and have a lot of experience
with ski testing and prep. I try to make the preparation of fast skis a science as well as an art. I love what I'm doing at Ultratune and it
keeps me fully occupied!
Ultratune operates the Mantec Ski Numericontrol 140 CNC. Mantec makes the finest stone grinding
equipment, configured specifically for cross-country skis. I research and test
new grinds extensively, and work closely with skiers at the highest levels of the sport,
Ultratune grinds are thoroughly tested cross-country grinds, not hand-me-down
Nordic Ultratune does the best possible job in preparing your skis.
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