We are a 3rd generation, 70-year-old specialty retailer.

We have been selling downhill and cross country skis since the 1950’s. We were quick to jump on the snowboard wagon in the early 90’s. In the late 90’s, we dove into the kayak business and are now one of the largest specialty paddle shops in Northeastern Wisconsin.  We offer the only on water location in the area. In 2009 we started selling S.U.P.’s (Stand Up Paddle boards) and are watching that grow exponentially every year.

 

Our main goal is to provide the best possible equipment and the best possible prices all while giving the best customer service you could ask for. Our full-time staff has collectively over 90 year’s experience, and our part-time staff comes back year after year.

What separates us from other sporting goods stores is our dedication to our sports. We only sell what we do, therefore we know all of our products inside and out.

Chris: Owner

Chris Started working at the shop in 1981. As a 3rd generation Zeller, he has enjoyed seeing the shop adapt to the changing wintersport industry. He and his brother David and sister Ann purchased the store from their aunt and uncle and mother in 1995. Under the new regime of Zeller’s, they brought in the paddles port side of the business in 1997, growing the shop into one of the largest kayak/S.U.P. dealers in the Midwest. Chris has enjoyed watching the 4th generation of Zeller’s (his niece Abby, nephew Nate, and Daughter Alyssa) start working at the store, making it truly a family business. In his time away from the store Chris enjoys power boating, paddles ports and spending time with his family at their vacation home in Door County.

GEAR:
  • Skis: Rossignol Hero Elite TI+, Atomic Vantage 97TI, Head Kore 105
  • Boots: Rossignol All-Track 130 Pro
  • Poles: Scott World Cup
  • Goggles: Scott Notice OTG
  • Outerwear: Picture  Action Jacket and Pant
  • Helmet: Giro Union  MIPS
  • Home Hill: Pine Mountain
  • Favorite Resorts: Squaw Valley, Deer Valley

David: Owner

David started at the shop in 1983. After purchasing the store from his aunt, uncle and mother in 1995 with his brother Chris and sister Ann, they moved to our current location and brought in the paddle sport business. David has taken many heli/cat trips to resorts in UT,CO,and WA. He has also done quite a few long distance paddles including a Lake Michigan crossing from Manistique, MI to Harbor Springs, MI, trips up to Door County from Green Bay to Egg Harbor, and Green Bay crossings from Egg Harbor to Menominee, MI. In his time away from the store, he enjoys S.U.P.ing, water recreation in Door County, and cycling.

GEAR:
  • Skis: Atomic FIS S9, Head Kore 93
  • Boots: Atomic Hawx Ultra 130
  • Poles: Scott World Cup
  • Goggles: Scott Notice OTG, Salomon S Max
  • Outerwear: Helly Hansen Alpha Shell Jacket, Picture Naikoon Pant
  • Helmet: Giro Range MIPS
  • Gloves: Kombi Sanctum
  • Home Hill: Granite Peak
  • Favorite Resorts: Mount Bailey OR, Whistler, BC Powder Mountain UT

Ben: General Manager

Ben started in the ski industry in 1995, when companies were first trying out the whole “Parabolic” ski shapes. With stints working for Salomon, K2 and Nordica, as well as freestyle competition in his younger years, as well as being featured in Powder Magazine and Ski Time. He has been back at the shop full-time since 2006. Outside of work, Ben enjoys cycling, paddlesports, and spending time with his family.

GEAR:
  • Skis: Rossignol Hero Athlete ST, Salomon Force Blast, Salomon QST 106
  • Boots: Salomon S-Pro 130 BFF
  • Poles: Leki World Cup SL
  • Goggles: Giro Cotact, Scott LCG, Salomon S-Max Sigma
  • Snowboard: Jones Mountain Twin, Burton Custom
  • Bindings: Burton Genesis
  • Boots: Thirtytwo TM 3
  • Outerwear: Helly Hansen Ridge Shell 3.0 Jacket, Helly Hansen Ridge Shell Pant, Helly Hansen ULLR Powder suit
  • Gloves: Hestra Gore Heli Pro
  • Helmet: Giro Jackson MIPS
  • Home Hill: Granite Peak
  • Favorite Resorts: Powder Mountain UT, Alta UT, Jackson Hole WY

Scott: Assistant Manager/Snowboard Manager

Scott started working in the adventure outdoor retail/snow sports industry in 2012 while an undergraduate at UW-La Crosse. After three years at Three Rivers Outdoor in La Crosse and finishing his degree in 2015, Scott moved and continued his career in the snow sports field to specialty ski shop in San Francisco. He advanced his boot fitting, ski/snowboard selling opportunity along with tuning practices for two years as an assistant manager. Scott joined the Zeller’s team in 2015 and in 2018 became the full-time snowboard manager/buyer. Colorado has been a destination for winter sports, specifically split boarding with his dad who lives in Fort Collins. Apart from snowboarding Scott also enjoys Cross Country Skiing and snowshoeing. In summer, Scott spends his time kayaking on the Fox River and the Bay of Green Bay.

GEAR:
  • Snowboard: Never Summer West Bound, Jones Ultra Mountain Twin, Jones Solution Split Board
  • Snowboard Boots: Burton Photon Step On, Burton Imperial, ThirtyTwo Tm-2 Double Boa
  • Ski: Atomic Redster S9, Head Kore 93
  • Ski Boots: Rossignol Track 120
  • Poles: Leki Tourstick Vario Carbon
  • Goggles: Anon M4, Giro Contact, Scott LCG
  • Outerwear: Burton AK SWASH Jacket, Burton AK Cyclic Pant
  • Helmet: Giro Jackson MIPS,
  • Gloves: Burton AK Tech Glove Leather, KOMBI Sanctum mitt
  • Home Hill: Pine Mountain, Ski Brule
  • Favorite Resorts: Mary Jane – Winter Park, Steam Boat, Squaw Valley

Tom Baeten: Tech/Bookkeeper

Tom started out at the shop in 1982 as a 2 week temporary employee and we haven’t been able to get rid of him since. We may be biased, but with over 30 years of experience, he is the best tech you can find. From a basic sharpen and wax  to a complete base rebuild, Tom can do it all and get your ski/board conditioned better than how it came from the factory. He is also a guru at kayak and S.U.P. repair.

Tom’s favorite repair job is a punch. When a customer comes in with base damage on their equipment that is past the point of just some p-tex work, a punch is required. A punch actually removes base material and replaces it with new base that is set into place with epoxy. The base is then flattened and we put a new structure in it. By the time he is done your base is completely fresh and ready to shred.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching baseball