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Cory Wubbles | Park City, Utah

Jans Expert Cory Wubbles tuning a Nordic Ski in Park City, Utah

Expert Cross Country Ski Service

Every cross country skier knows that the right grind and wax can make all the difference in your skiing performance. It’s the difference between gliding with effortless efficiency and feeling like you’re skiing on sandpaper. Nordic skiers are at the mercy of snow conditions, and Utah’s legendary, light-as-air powder provides a unique challenge. That’s where our experienced wax technicians come in.

Our staff includes a former NCAA Nordic champion who has been a wax technician for the U.S. Nordic Team and a tech for Rossignol – helping produce their factory grinds. Most classic and skate skis come from the factory with a grind which is not ideal for Park City’s low-moisture-content snow. That’s because many of the skis bases are ground for more humid locations which means your Nordic skis aren’t reaching their full potential until the grind matches our snow conditions. Read on to learn about our exclusive grinds, the process we use to get your skis “just right” and our full menu of tuning services.

Jans Expert Cross Country Ski Grind in Park City, UT

Pick Your Grind

  • CW1 - For colder, drier snow. Works best below 12 degrees Fahrenheit, but can run a bit warmer in dry conditions.
  • CW2 - A universal structure for the Intermountain West. Runs well from around 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Provides an excellent base for race-day hand structuring.
  • MW1 - Best around 18 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit, with higher humidity snow that has begun to transform.
  • WW1 – For 28 degrees Fahrenheit and higher, an aggressive structure that helps the ski break suction in saturated snow.
Jans Expert Wintersteiger Machine in Park City, UT

How It Works

A proper stone grind is essential to help your skis take wax most effectively. At the White Pine Nordic Center, we use a stone grinder designed specifically for cross country skis. The pressure and speed is much less than is required for alpine skis, so our system gets the job done perfectly without damaging fragile classic or skate ski bases.

After the grind, our technicians carefully condition your skis by applying several layers of wax to saturate the bases. They put the skis in a Thermobag, heated to 143.6 degrees Fahrenheit, for 6-8 hours where the wax becomes liquid. This allows the wax to fully penetrate the ski. After hand-scraping, we apply cold wax to harden up the base, followed by the wax of the day. The result is a much faster ski, so you’ll feel more like a professional than a weekend warrior.