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Optimizing the Skin Ski

With the Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system, the skier can adjust grip and glide on the skin ski by moving the binding backward and forward on the binding plate without taking the skis off. While Rottefella bindings have been movable since the launch of the NIS system more than 10 years ago, […]

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Inside the Factory: Building Skin Skis

How do we build skin skis? Constructing the optimal skin ski presents a handful of added challenges compared to traditional skis. Most importantly, you want to make a ski that makes you forget that you’re skiing on a skin ski. To do that, you want to make sure you maintain the properties of the ski […]

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Olsbu Wins National Title

Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the sprint competition at the 2017 Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. Photo: NordicFocus

Marte Olsbu (NOR) heads into the 2017-18 biathlon season as the reigning sprint champion. The 27-year-old enters the final preparations for the 2017-18 World Cup season with a brand new national title collected at the Norwegian National Summer Biathlon Championships this weekend. On Saturday, Marte Olsbu won the women’s sprint competition. “I always try to […]

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This is Madshus land

Madshus Land - Stefano Zatta 680x

    Where winter rules! To be clear, everywhere there is snow is Madshus land: Snow covered fields sparkling like diamonds in the crisp winter air. Big trees leaning over the trail, their branches weighed down by a thick blanket of snow delivered in the last snow dump. The moon lighting up velvet soft snow […]

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How to get 300 million Chinese on skis?

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) won four medals during the 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is headed for China. As China is hosting Winter Olympics in 2022, the Chinese president Xi Jinping wants to increase the effort on skiing. His goal is to get 300 million Chinese on cross-country skis. This is why China recently launched the project campaign “Bring the kids to the snow.” To help […]

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The Inside Story: Altitude Training

Simen Sveen roller skiing in the Italian Alps during his September altitude training camp. Photo: Inge Sveen

What do elite skiers do on the glaciers? How do they do it – and why? “When done right, altitude training can improve fitness and increase your VO2max. If you miss, altitude training can wreck your season or even your career, says Simen Andreas Sveen. This season the Madshus World Cup skier is aiming for […]

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Ski Classics: Top racing for everyone

Vasaloppet already has more than 60,000 skiers signed up for the 2017 winter festival. Photo: Vasaloppet

Ski Classics, the long-distance race series, represents a unique opportunity to race the same course as the elites, on the same day and compare efforts. But unlike the pros, most of us have to pick only one or a few of the marathons each year. Here is your guide to the 2018 Ski Classics marathon […]

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INSIDE THE FACTORY: TUNNEL TESTING

August and September is crunch time for the R&D test crew. Join them on a trip to the ski tunnel. The dawn of the indoor ski tunnels in the mid-2000s significantly eased the workday for the Madshus research and development department, test crew and service techs. From August until there is consistent natural snow outside, […]

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Roll with the best

Junior World Champion Marte Mæhlum Johansen (NOR) shares her favorite roller ski workout. Marte Mæhlum Johansen won the skiathlon at the FIS Junior Nordic World Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah, in February, and is the Norwegian national champion in the 5km skate. The 20-year-old loves interval sessions at home in Toten, Norway. This is her […]

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Passion for Perfection: The Daily Grind

Roger Dahl puts the same attention and precision into every ski he grinds, whether the ski belongs to Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Heidi Weng or a recreational skier. Photo: Stefano Zatta

Starting with the 2017/18 season, Madshus will offer our proprietary World Cup grinds to everyone. But what are these grinds and why do grinds matter? Meet the head of the grinding department: Roger Dahl. Dahl has been involved in grinding skis since the first stone grinders came on the market in the mid- to late […]

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