About The Nordic Skier

Cal and Varna Flagg. Post card promoting cross country skiing in Wolfeboro, NH.Verna Flagg founded The Nordic Skier back in 1972. The idea for the Nordic Skier had come from Verna's visit with a friend to Conway, NH where they both took a cross country ski lesson . After she returned home she realized that No-wax skis could not be purchased anywhere in the Wolfeboro, NH area. She and her husband Cal then decided to start their own shop.

Thousands of skis later, The Nordic Skier is still serving the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, New England and now the entire World on this website.

The Nordic Skier is the official Headquarters for the Wolfeboro XC Ski trail system. Wolfeboro has over 30k of machine groomed skate and track set trails. The trail network is maintained by the Wolfeboro XC Ski Association


Meet our Staff

VernaVerna Flagg

Without Verna we would not be here. For over 40 years her enthusiasm for cross country skiing has spread all over the lakes region and beyond. To this day Verna continues to promote the great healthy fun of cross country skiing.

CalCalvin Flagg

A.K.A "Alfonse Drapeau" master ice skate blade sharpener and many other shop duties. Cal is the cofounder of Nordic Skier Sports. When he is not busy working in the shop, Cal enjoys building and flying radio controlled model airplanes, painting landscapes on slate roofing shingles. Cal also loves to ski and snowshoe the Wolfeboro XC trails and ride his bike on the rail-trail in Wolfeboro.

SteveSteve Flagg

Steve is the Owner of Nordic Skier Sports. Steve has xc ski raced internationally, he's an American Birkie Elite Wave Starter finishing 6th 2006, 2nd 2007 age group, Podium finish age group at 2010 U.S. Masters Nationals 10km Freestyle, has been a top bike racer in New England 4 consectutive years White Mt Bike Racing Series Champion, has finished 3rd overall in the grueling Mt. Washington Bike Hill Climb and has competed in World Class Flat Water Canoe Events. Steve is also the head groomer for the XC trail system, with over 40 years of grooming xc trails his finished product cant be matched. Steve also coaches the High School XC Ski Team. In his spare time he tinkers with his 1972 MGB.

Beth FlaggBeth Flagg

Beth, Steve's wife, manages the soft goods and does the books for Nordic Skier. She loves her kayak, our Golden Retriever (Bella). Being of Greek descent, she is a Fantastic cook and wonderful mother of two.

Tim Tim White

Tim is the tech guru of the shop. He is a master wheel builder and bicycle technician with over 40 years experience. Tim commutes to work on his bicycle 30+ miles a day as weather and daylight permits. He enjoys long skis in the backcountry, slotted cleats, and a fresh cup of Kona Blend coffee. Tim also loves riding his custom built Surly Cross-Check on backroad adventures and his Karhu Pavos in his backyard wilderness.

RalphRalph Hansell

Ralph began working at Nordic Skier Sports in 1995. He used to frequent the shop drooling over new gear. He spent so much time around the shop that they decided to put him to work. Ralph has raced mountain bikes throughout New England at the Expert level. Ralph enjoys riding his Surly Cross-Check, Surly Steamroller Fixed-gear as well as skate skiing on the Wolfeboro Cross Country Ski Trails on his Salomon Equipe 10 skate skis

Ralph now works full time for a  web designer company. He also works part time developing websites and maintaining our website.


Jim Nupp

Retired airline pilot, Jim has many duties at Nordic Skier, when he's not traveling around the world trekking mountains, deserts etc. "Where is Jim going next?" can be the talk around the shop weekly. Camera shy :)


George Gyorke Jr.

George a retired mechanical designer, has many duties at Nordic Skier. George designed and built our Waxing Hot Box. In his spare time he pilots his own plane and keeps his cars mechanically purring. Camera shy :)