Madshus marathon racers at Sognefjellet. Photo: Team United Bakeries

Madshus marathon racers at Sognefjellet. Photo: Team United Bakeries

Skiers are born in the summer. Here is how.

Madshus marathon team racers Summer skiing at Sognefjellet (NOR) opened recently, and is a favored destination for both elite skiers on the World Cup and marathon skiers aiming for the Ski Classics long-distance series.

Madshus marathon team racers on Team United Bakeries are no exception. They make the most of the long days, and the perfect training conditions on the snow. But they made the most of the travel to the snow fields as well: While the team vans drove up to Sognefjellet at 1400 meters elevation, the team athletes roller skied from sea level to the resort. As it was a steep and long approach, the skiers made the most of it by turning the travel into an intensity workout from a different world, splitting the uphills into 6×20 minute all out double-pole intervals.