NordicTrack Skier Models

There is currently only one NordicTrack cross-country ski machine model being manufactured, the classic NordicTrack “Pro” skier. There were many other models produced in the past, all featuring NordicTrack’s patented flywheel & one-way clutch mechanism, adjustable upper and lower body resistance, and the ability to fold for storage.

All models feature the same full-body motion that mimics cross-country skiing. Each model provides a great aerobic workout, but the machines will be more comfortable and easier to customize as you move up the product line.

 

NordicTrack Cross-Country Ski Machine Models

Although the NordicTrack Pro is the only model that is currently made, previous models included both more bare-bone models (no handlebars, wheels, or adjustable front elevation) and more premium models (automatic elevation adjustments, walnut construction, brass accents). Learn more about the features and benefits of NordicTrack ski machines below.

NordicTrack Ski Machine Comparison Chart

NordicTrack Ski Machine Comparison Chart

 

Features on All NordicTrack Ski Machines

While the different NordicTrack ski machine models feature a variety of options, all NordicTrack ski machines provide the same exercise motion from the patented flywheel, one-way clutch mechanism, and adjustable arm exerciser. The non-impact motion provides a full-body aerobic exercise that can be monitored from the electronics display.

Your choice of NordicTrack model will make the difference in how comfortable and feature-rich your workout will be. Think of these different exercise machine models as different models of a car: any car can get you from point A to point B, but the ride will be more comfortable in a luxury car versus an economy car.

 

NordicTrack Ski Machine Models

All NordicTrack skiers feature the patented flywheel and one-way clutch mechanism plus an adjustable arm exerciser. Select models also allow the front elevation to be adjusted to work on different muscle groups. The non-impact exercise is ideal for overall conditioning or practicing cross-country skiing during the off-season.

 

NordicTrack Challenger

The NordicTrack Challenger was the entry-level model of the NordicTrack cross country skier.

This basic cross-country machine provides a non-impact workout with adjustable resistance for both the upper and lower body. While there are no additional bells and whistles on the NordicTrack Challenger model, it still offers a great cross-country skiing workout for anyone on a budget.

NordicTrack Challenger Cross Country Ski Machine

NordicTrack Challenger Cross Country Ski Machine

 

NordicTrack Sequoia

The NordicTrack Sequoia was a step up from the entry-level Challenger and provided a few key upgrades that were well worth the money.

In a side-by-side comparison (this was easy at the retail stores in the 1990s), it was noticeably more comfortable on the Sequoia versus the Challenger model. For starters, the handlebars make getting on and off the machine much easier. Next, the upgraded hip pad makes a huge difference in comfort. Finally, the addition of the pulley system on the upper-body resistance mechanism provides a more natural angle for the upper-body resistance and a better overall workout experience.

NordicTrack Sequoia Ski Machine Features

NordicTrack Sequoia Ski Machine Features

The “NordicTrack 303” and “NordicTrack Adventurer” were similar models to the NordicTrack Sequoia. These machines will have similar main features, but be built with different materials and/or have other cosmetic differences.

 

NordicTrack Excel

The NordicTrack Excel is the original NordicTrack ski machine and the first model in the line to include rear wheels for ease of transport between uses. The Excel is constructed of oak and steel and is finished with a clear varnish.

NordicTrack Excel Ski Machine Features

NordicTrack Excel Ski Machine Features

The “NordicTrack 505“, “NordicTrack Classic“, and “NordicTrack 20th Anniversary Special Edition” were similar models to the NordicTrack Excel. These machines will have similar main features, but be built with different materials and/or have other cosmetic differences.

 

NordicTrack Pro

The #1 selling model and the only model that is currently still made, the NordicTrack Pro is a feature-packed exercise machine that provides both great value and a great workout. The no-impact, non-motorized workout is quiet and works most of the major muscle groups in the body.

NordicTrack Pro Ski Machine Features

NordicTrack Pro Ski Machine Features

Pro models and above all feature a wider front frame for added stability and adjustable front-end elevation!

  • Adjustable upper and lower body resistance levels
  • Footprint 75” L x 23.5” W x 76.7” H
  • Folds and includes wheels for easy storage
  • Available for purchase at NordicTrack.com

The NordicTrack Pro model is in the center of the product line and has a weight limit of 250-pounds. Please note that other models are made of different materials and have different weight limits.

 

NordicTrack Achiever

The NordicTrack Achiever has a calibrated lower-body resistance mechanism that provides a smooth way to adjust resistance in the middle of the workout. The solid machine feels exceptionally sturdy and smooth during workouts.

NordicTrack Achiever from 1992 Print Ad

NordicTrack Achiever from 1992 Print Ad

 

NordicTrack Medalist

Combining beautiful form and function, the medalist features walnut and steel construction and attention to aesthetic details like beveled skis with brass accents.

NordicTrack Medalist Ski Machine Features

NordicTrack Medalist Ski Machine Features

 

NordicTrack Elite

The NordicTrack Elite was the top of the line of the home cross-country ski machines. This beautiful machine had a furniture-like finish of rich, dark walnut and brass hardware accents.

NordicTrack Elite Cross Country Ski Machine - NordicTrackProSkier.com

NordicTrack Elite Cross Country Ski Machine

The front elevation featured a pneumatic lift so that adjustments could be easily made with the touch of a button. The vertical post was welded on and did not fold for storage, but it did provide an exceptionally smooth and sturdy workout experience.

 

NordicTrack Health Club 900

The Health Club 900 and Health Club 900T NordicTrack models were made exclusively for health clubs and gyms (no home / residential sales). These machines were made of metal and included features like rear wheels, pneumatic front-end elevation, and a more gym-friendly version of the lower-body resistance mechanism that included “foot glides” on tracks instead of removable wooden skis.

NordicTrack 900-T health club model

NordicTrack 900-T health club model

 

Other NordicTrack Ski Machine Models

The main lines of US NordicTrack models are featured above, but you may come across additional machines that had limited runs of production or were sold in other markets. These machines still provide the same simulated cross-country exercise, but the machines can look and feel somewhat different from the main NordicTrack product line.

NordicTrack ProPlus Skier with handrails

NordicTrack ProPlus skier with handrails

NordicTrack machines with the word “Plus” in the name often have very striking differences from their standard models. The ProPlus (pictured above), Achiever Plus, and MedalistPlus models feature major differences like handrails that are not found in any of the standard models of ski machines.

NordicTrack cross country skiers with the word “Sport“, “ExerScience“, or “ES” in the name are likely to be made of a composite material instead of the traditional wood and metal construction. These limited edition models were able to offer a cross-country ski machine at a lower price point, but the composite materials often made for a less sturdy-feeling experience.

While all machines will provide a great full-body workout, it’s helpful to know which features are included with each machine.

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Although there was once a wide variety of new NordicTrack models to choose from, today the only NordicTrack model currently produced is the “NordicTrack Pro”. Information about the other machines has been provided as a reference for anyone researching older NordicTrack machines.

If you have recently purchased a NordicTrack, make sure it will run smoothly for years with the quick and easy recommended NordicTrack maintenance.

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NordicTrack Cross Country Ski Machine Model Comparison Chart

NordicTrack Cross Country Ski Machine Model Comparison Chart

60 Comments

  1. GINA TIERNAN

    How does one get a hold of one of these machines? NordicTrack doesn’t seem to make these machines anymore.

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  2. Megan

    I just got an Achiever Plus. When people reference “Achiever,” is this what they’re talking about? No one seems to ever say “Plus,” so I’m wondering what makes my Achiever “plus.”
    Also, this site (and Nordic Parts) is just what I’ve been looking for- thank you! Going to clean & tune up my machine and try to figure out why my arm resistance isn’t working. Everything else seems in great shape, so I hope there is a fix for the arms. It’s weird trying to ski with imbalanced resistance.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Megan, The Achiever Plus machine that you have is similar to an Achiever with dialed-in leg resistance (instead of a lever adjustment), but it is not exactly the same.

      The “Plus” model includes sections that overlay the flywheel and some of the other mechanical parts. While the original Achiever is made of steel and wood, the “Plus” looks like it features a structure made of some other material instead of steel.

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    2. Buckley

      Megan,

      Having owned, repaired, and sold dozens of the Plus Series NordicTracks, the following may be helpful to you.

      If you have a true Achiever PLUS, the upper exerciser is completely different than a standard Achiever (or standard: PRO, Medalist, etc., all of which have wood frames and side rails). The PLUS SERIES had sheet metal frames [among 100 other changes from the standard PRO], and had a flywheel / clutches / belt mechanism on the upper exerciser (a smaller version of the same concept used for the lower, ski-driven clutches / flywheel / drag belt). This change to the upper exerciser provided for a very smooth operation, with no reversing resistance at the end of each arm stroke, and the upper flywheel proved some nice momentum, just like the lower one. Unfortunately, the ropes (even though larger in diameter than standard models) provide the friction to turn the upper upper exerciser’s clutches, and those ropes eventually eat though the rubber rollers until there’s no rubber left for he ropes to gain traction. At last check ICON FITNESS (owners of the NordicTrack trademark, and suppliers of the current made-in-China standard PRO model), offer almost no parts at all for the PLUS series. If worn-thru, upper clutches is your issue, you may find some good, used replacement parts on eBay. Here’s an example, using eBay search “NordicTrack PRO PLUS Arm Resistance Flywheel”:

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/NordicTrack-PRO-PLUS-Arm-Resistance-Flywheel/174572755930?hash=item28a558dbda:g:bCwAAOSwJfRf50kH

      Being sold by eBay member charliechandler1 [not me].

      Of course, you could have different issues with your upper exerciser, such as miss-routed ropes, worn or damaged belt (these can be turned over to get a fresh surface), gummed up flywheel surface, miss adjustments, slipping clutches, bad upper axle bearings, broken spring, broken cable or adjuster knob, sticky or damaged plastic idler rollers (near the end tip), etc.

      Just for fun, you can see a Plus Series machine at the following link:

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/NORDICTRACK-PRO-PLUS-SKI-SKIER-MACHINE-W-MONITOR-MANUAL-amp-DVD-EUC-/203176723664?hash=item2f4e46c4d0%3Ag%3APWoAAOSwtvxfq-Ms&nma=true&si=5ANaBox3BEDLGVFnRGCpXGe0JYM%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

      I don’t watch this site (https://nordictrackproskier.com/) so I may not see your reply or further questions.

      Good luck with your machine.

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  3. DONALD

    I really hope this conversation is still going. Alyce, this is extremely helpful, and thank you very much for this!!! I will purchase a used NordicTrack pro, but I am wondering what I should look out for in regards to a used machine. I.E., wear and tear, worn parts. Thank you again for this discussion, and please take care and stay safe.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Donald,
      It’s easy and fairly inexpensive to replace springs, resistance straps, leather pads and to do regular maintenance on the machine. As with any machine, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t see major damage to the main structure (bent metal, rusting, etc) or any warping of the wood components when shopping locally for a used machine.

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  4. Eric

    Hi,

    Can you recommend specific years/models that would be good to buy used? I saw that there is an Achiever model(1988) in my area. There are also a lof or “pros” available as well. The Achiever seems to be the way to go correct? It’s the only one available in my area and the owner is saying it’s barely used…

    Thanks!
    Eric

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Eric, The Achiever was a step up from the Pro model, but it also had a different type of leg resistance (dial on Achiever versus the pull / level on the Pro).

      Incorrect usage of the leg resistance dial (turning it when not moving the skis) could cause the gear to be stripped. This would not be an issue with the Pro models as they simply use a drag strap attached to a lever. The leg resistance dial can be replaced, but it is one of the more pricey replacement parts.

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      1. Eric

        Ok, thanks. That makes sense!

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      2. Eric

        One more question if you don’t mind – do you know if you can convert an Achiever to a normal “pro”?

        Basically removing the hand tensioner and putting a “slide” tensioner on the main stem?

        Thanks,
        Eric

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        1. Alyce (Post author)

          Hi Eric, converting an Achiever to a Pro would not be an easy thing to do. There are additional differences / parts on the Achiever that are required to get the dialed in leg resistance.

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  5. Jessamy

    Hi there! I am so excited to find this site. I am looking at a number of used skiers. Most important for me are smooth (aka quiet) action and ease to fold it up between uses (small space). Which of any of the models shall I hone in on?

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    1. Detroitgirl

      I had a Sequoia years ago, it’s the smallest, basic model but it still takes up space (consider enough space that when using, the skis are kicking back). These machines still make noise, even if your motion is smooth. I gave mine away because I was in a small apartment then. That said, I’m in a house now and looking for a used machine because I like the way these machines do cardio and toning all over.

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    2. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Jessamy, I was fortunate enough to be able to try most of the models side-by-side when they were sold in retail stores. If you are looking at used models, I still recommend that you look for a “Pro” model or higher. Although all models have the same basic movement for exercise, the Pro is built with higher quality materials and has a few extra features that will be worth it in the long run (wheels for transport, front height adjustment, etc).

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  6. Eli

    I forgot to ask. Will the newer workout computers made more recently work with the older machines?

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      The electronic monitors are fairly basic and I have seen many of them work interchangeably when swapped out onto other machines. However, I would not be willing to say that they would all work with each other.

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  7. Elias Klein

    Hi and thank you for a wonderful site and comparison chart!
    I have a Sequoia model that we bought in the early 90’s and have been using it on and off for all these years. I recently have been motivated and have started using it daily once again.
    I found a barely used Achiever model on craigslist for a very good price.. Does the Achiever have a better flywheel and hand-pulley system than the Sequoia? Also, would you recommend that over the newer Pro model?
    Looking forward to your expert reply.
    Thank

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Elias, My apologies for the delay in reply. I do believe that you would notice a difference in the comfort of the exercise if you were to upgrade from the Sequoia to an Achiever. The Achiever uses higher quality wood, metal, and monitor and it also allows for adjustments in front height of the machine. The flywheel and arm resistance systems are going to feel similar, with a main difference that the better model uses a dial-based method to adjust the leg tension.

      Personally, I prefer having the more straightforward lever-based adjustable leg tension that is on the Pro model versus the higher up Achiever model, but both machines should provide a quality workout.

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  8. Nick

    Hi Alyce, this is an update on my attempt to revive my NordicSport Ski 450. I was successful in using my soldering and telecom wiring fabrication skills to get it working again. I’d forgotten what it’s like to have a functioning 450 under me till yesterday. It’s like reliving the glory days of my waning youth. Hopefully this fix will last a long time. Have a great day.

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    1. Ramona

      Hi Nick, I just got a nordicski450 from someone who said it worked, I didn’t know much about it, so I discovered that it doesn’t. How did you make yours change resistance? Do you think I can fix mine?thanks, Ramona

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  9. Janet

    Hi, we just got a used Nordic Track Excel skier at a moving sale. No idea of the age. It did not come with a manual. The console had a corroded battery in it.
    So, 2 questions: is there a manual available
    and is the console replaceable? We did try cleaning the contacts and replacing the battery, but no signs of life.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Janet, Here is a link to a PDF document of the NordicTrack Ski Machine User Manual that you can download for your records.

      There are other stores online where you can purchase a monitor for your machine including ebay and NordicFitnessSkiMachines. If you’re feeling extra crafty and want a project, this instructables.com tutorial has detailed instructions on how to build your own!

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  10. Nick

    I own two ski machines from Nordic Track: an Achiever model I’ve recently fixed and a Nordicsport 450 which uses the radical MC squared resistance system. Long story short, the workout computer is broke and it’s necessary for changing resistance and snow conditions
    Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I’ve been all over the Internet.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Nick, the Nordicsport Ski 450 made of composite-material isn’t a model that I’ve ever seen, and I can’t say to know much about it. I didn’t even realize that NordicTrack ever made a model that required the computer to change the workout settings! I also did an internet search for the “Nordic Sport 450 control panel” and did not find anyone currently selling this part. Without a current seller available, I’d recommend monitoring online used-item sales websites like ebay.com and shopgoodwill.com for used parts.

      Just in case you don’t already have a copy, I found a PDF document of the NordicSport Ski user manual that you can download for your records. It does have a couple of basic pointers for when the electronics and resistance mechanisms are not responding.

      Good luck!

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      1. Nick

        Thank you for your advice and documentation on my Nordic Sport 450. I may or may not revive this thing in the future but the lesson is learned. Never buy a piece of exercise equipment that relies on electronics to control the working mechanism. The only thing from NT I own worth having is my Achiever and Ab Works.

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        1. Alyce (Post author)

          Hi Nick, I agree with you on the electronic exercise equipment — I definitely prefer the mechanical versions for their simplicity and longevity.

          How cool that you also have an AbWorks machine!! I purchased one when I was an employee at NordicTrack in the 90’s. I eventually had to sell it when I moved into a small NYC apartment, but I remember that it was a great way to get a ab workout without neck strain. Fun memory!!

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  11. Nick

    I also bought a second hand NT Achiever and had a problem with the stickiness of the drag strap on the flywheel. My fix was to flip the drag strap to the other side. A better method would be to machine wash & air dry the strap before reinstalling. A longer term solution is to buy and install a new drag strap every 2 years and flip the strap every 2 months or when that stickiness is felt in the action.

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  12. Roger Anderson

    Question–can you describe (or point me toward) a features list for the Pro Plus? I’m just outside (268) the max weight for the Pro, but remember the great workouts it gave me 30 years (and 35 pounds) ago! Thanks for this site–awesome collection of comparison data.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Roger, That isn’t a model I’m familiar with, but this link looks like it might have the information that you are looking for. Good luck!

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  13. Al

    This is a question that has nagged me since purchasing my first Nordic Track Pro from an ad in Nat’l Geo in 1975 while living very near Chaska, Mn. I actually got to go to the industrial park where the Pauls were making them (I’m now on #3, having worn the first two out through so much daily use by the family for years, and then donating them to my children who still use them with their families….but not so much as I seem to).
    Anyway, after the first couple of years of pretty much daily use, I became more comfortable using the machine with the hip pad in the vertical position because I can really stretch out my legs for a long stride, which for me seems more like the actual groomed-trail xcountry skiing we love to do every winter.
    I never gave it much thought when I was younger, but I’m wondering this somehow harms the machine or is messing up my technique now that I’m 66 years old. The workouts are still great.
    Thanx.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Al, How cool that you’ve had the machines for so long!! I have also gifted one of my old machines to a family member. 🙂

      If that slightly-altered workout seems more comfortable to you in that position, more beneficial for your training, AND you are staying stable, then it’s probably not doing any damage to the machine. Your machines have lasted a very long time without unusual or unexpected wear issues.

      I can’t really speak to how it might affect your technique on the snow. I have never had the opportunity to cross-country ski and I want to try it out so badly!!

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  14. Jane Greaves

    I have started using my father’s NordicTrack Sequoia ski machine (from the 90s?). It looks to be in very good condition. The front and back rollers and arm wheel work fine but the fly wheel seems VERY stiff even with the tensioner on the easiest setting. How do I fix this?

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Jane, The Sequoia model was one of the lower-end models – so they will already have a bit of a stiffer feel when exercising when compared to the Pro model. If the regular suggested maintenance does not help (see https://nordictrackproskier.com/maintenance) to help smooth out the ride, then you might consider purchasing either a “skier overhaul kit” or a “skier tune up kit” at NordicParts.

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  15. Maurice Simeoni

    Best bang for your dollar. Mine is at least 25 years old, and still going strong. Although it’s not been in continuous use over the years, I can still pull it out, give it a quick clean and very little maintenance, and get going with a good, consistent workout on my original Classic.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      I agree Maurice! It’s a solid piece of workout gear that gets the job done and is built to last!!

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  16. Francine

    Hi , I recently purchased a used Nordic track pro skier in really good condition and was very excited to start using it . This machine used to be in a gym attended years ago – gym model of course-and loved it but never saw again anywhere. I have been using my skier but have noticed that my foot/ sneaker gets “stuck” on the track because the ski tracks are so narrow your feet shift a bit , Is there a remedy for this ??? Please help!

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Francine, For the home skier models like the Pro (with wooden skis), it helps to use paraffin wax on the sides of the skis to keep the skis from sticking. For assitance with the health club models, you should contact NordicTrack customer service directly at (877) 993-7999. Best of luck to you with your issue.

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  17. Jeff W

    I have a Nordic track skier with elliptical style handles and not the cables. What model do I have and where can I get manuals for it.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Jeff, You may have some luck with NordicTrack customer service. You can contact them directly via phone at (877) 993-7999.

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  18. Jordan Smith

    I purchased NordicTrack Excel Skier Machine for my grandfather who became fat and very lazy due to his age. I could say it’s a very high quality equipment which along with affordability consist of extensive features and benefits. I want him to perform cardiovascular activity to make his health better. The equipment looked very sturdy with that oak wood frame. The chrome upright tubes gave a very unique and impressive touch. Good to see features of other models.

    Awesome review!

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      That is great Jordan! The non-impact motion of the cross-country skiing exercise makes it an ideal way to exercise for anyone who may want to avoid stress on their joints.

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  19. Henry

    Hi! I have noticed that Pro has all the boxes ticked. No wonder it’s their best seller. Right now the Pro sales price is just $549, that’s 8.5% less than it has ever been since it came out to light. Although it has been around for quite a long time (20 years) I’m still a fan and I think it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of this discount.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      You are right that the value has never been better.

      The PRO model has actually been around much longer than that… my family has had multiple PRO machines since the early 1990’s! I’m happy to report we still use the same machines!!

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  20. Matthew

    The Nordictrack Ski machine is the best exercise machine that I have ever used! There’s so much you can achieve in your body fitness if you use a ski machine that you would never get if you just used a normal running machine or a rowing machine

    I have never been skiing but I can seriously say that skiing is a really great way to get fit and to loose weight

    Thanks so much for this review,it has made me realise how great the Nordictrack Classic Pro Skier Machine is

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Matthew, I have never tried actual cross-country skiing either… living in a warm climate means that we rarely get snow for such things. Hopefully one day I’ll get the chance to try it though, as I feel like all the practice on the NordicTrack cross-country ski machine means I’ll have a very short learning curve!

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  21. Pentrental

    I don’t often find valuable information regarding ski machines so a post like this one on the NordicTrack Ski Machine is really helpful. The chart is really easy to reference. I see that the only model that’s “currently manufactured”, so I guess my one question would be can I order any of these? If so, I think I would go with the Elite for sure. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi, unfortunately you won’t be able to order a new Elite model machine, but the good news is that the Pro will provide the exact same motion and workout. 

      If you do have your heart set on the Elite model, you may be able to find a used one through online or local marketplaces.

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  22. Dave Sweney

    Thanks for the information on the Classic NordicTrack ‘Pro’ Ski Machine. This is a truly a classic and high-quality brand and model that will last you for years with regular use. I have owned one in the past and it was great. I had no issues with it but had to sell it when moving to another country.

    I would buy one again in a heartbeat and have been thinking of doing just that, along with some other NordicTrack equipment that I have been looking at. This one is a keeper for sure for anyone wondering if it will stand up and the many features in the latest model mean that it will be good for you for years. This is definitely worth buying!

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      My family and I have been very happy with the quality of workout and durability of the NordicTrack Pro machines. I hope you are easily able to find one in your new country!

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  23. Dennis

    I have an older nordictrack pro skier(1992?) with a blue botton monitor and pulse functions. I desperately need a owners manual/instructions for skier and workout computer. I contacted Nordictrack and was told I need the model number which is 5-6 digits beginning with a 2 or 6 digits beginning with “NT”. Can’t locate this on skier. Help?

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    1. Jaimie Buchanan

      Hi Dennis,

      Jaimie in New Brunswick Canada here. You can get the manual here, plus any other parts you need for your NordicTrack for maintenance:

      https://www.nordicparts.com/nordictrack-skier-manual.html

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    2. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Dennis, As Jaimie mentioned, NordicParts does have a manual available for purchase, but you may also have luck finding manuals for specific models and years on eBay.

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  24. Joel McCloud

    I have an Achiver model NordicTrack Skier machine made in 1992. I have put in to use periodically over the years and had no troubles with it. It is now giving me trouble with the tentioner for the skies ,in that with the tention turned all the way to the lightest the machine runs at max poundage .The machine is still usable but definitely not fun to use in it’s current state. I purchased this machine at a yard sale many years ago without an owners manual. Is there anything I can do to make the tentioner adjustable again?
    Thank You for any input you can give me. Joel McCloud joelmccloud@msn.com

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    1. Jaimie Buchanan

      You can buy the tension gear set from Nordicparts.com…..new and high quality parts

      Cheers…Jaimie in New Brunswick Canada

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    2. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Joel, NordicParts sells a “skier overhaul kit” that is specific to each model for approx $150. The kit for the Achiever model includes new Driverollers, Dragstrap, Endrollers, A/E bearing, A/E Leather Pad, Arm Cord plus a substitution for a round leather pad, a dragstrap with two triangle clips and the correct dragstrap spring for the 30 LBS tension indicator.

      The Acheiver models are harder to find than the current PRO model, so it may be worth your time to try the overhaul kit!

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  25. MONIQUE RICH

    Hello,great chart..Which model has a higher maximum user weight limit? Thank you

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Monique, The more expensive models had the highest weight limits. You may be able to find some of those used models available online, but everything above the “Pro” level has been discontinued and is no longer being manufactured. The current model (the Pro) has a weight limit of 250 pounds.

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  26. Karen Wescott

    Great information! Thank you for this article! I’ve been looking at buying a used model to see if I like it. The information you have provided will help me to find the right machine for me!

    Karen Wescott

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  27. Jen

    Love the comparison chart, informative to know what the difference is between the models. Looks like the one they still manufacture has the best options overall. I like that it can fold up, I have a small house so all my equipment need to be moveable. I used in a health club before but haven’t used one in the home. Thank you for the review on the nordic track exercise machine.

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    1. Alyce (Post author)

      Hi Jen, Thank you for reading up on the different skier models on NordicTrackProSkier.com! There is one model currently manufactured, the Pro, which has been the company’s best seller for years. Also exciting is that the selling price for new machines has come down a bit in 20 years: the Pro Skier used to cost $600 and there were NEVER any sales / discounts. Today the MSRP is $999, but the sale price is only $549!

      I’m very happy to hear that you found this information on the Nordic Track Pro Skier to be beneficial.

      Warm Regards, Alyce

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