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Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) will compete in the mass start on Sunday. Photo: Nordic Focus

The weekend marks the opening of the World Cup season for Nordic and biathlon, as well as the kick-off for the 2017 Ski Classics long-distance series. It will be a busy season for both fans and racers, so mark your calendar for the season highlights. The IBU biathlon World Cup opens in Östersund (SWE) on […]

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Skate the Norwegian Birkebeiner in 2017!

Birkebeiner course. Photo: Birken AS

The Norwegian Birkebeiner introduces a skate event for the Friday race, starting with 2017. It might just be the biggest Birkebeiner news since 1932. As a part of the anniversary celebration of the famous ski race between Rena and Lillehammer, which was first organized in 1932, Birken is launching a brand new event as a […]

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It’s Snow Time. Almost

Ski areas are opening with manmade and stored snow, the snow tunnels offer constant winter year-round, and the racing season is a month away for the elite and World Cup racers. But what do you do with this snow? Madshus caught up on training during the transition period with Madshus marathon champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR). […]

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All in for the Ladies

The FIS is establishing a women’s continental cup in Nordic Combined starting next season, with formal World Championships to follow the next year. At the 2016 International Ski Federation fall meeting, the FIS determined to establish a FIS ladies’ Continental Cup starting in the 2017/18 season, allowing women to participate in Nordic Combined at the […]

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FIS World Cup Expands

Heidi Weng (NOR), Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) and Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) swept the podium on the 7th stage of Ski Tour Canada. Photo: FIS

For the first time ever, the FIS World Cup will take place in Scotland. Starting in 2020, Edinburgh will host the start of a brand new FIS Ski Tour. The stages of the new tour will take place primarily in Norway and Sweden, but Edinburgh is proposed to host the prologue. “A new tour in […]

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4 National Championship Medals

Madshus biathletes helped themselves to the hardware at the Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. World champion Marte Olsbu drove home with two gold medals of two possible, winning both the sprint race on Saturday and the pursuit on Sunday. “It was a hard day on the course today, but I did well at the range. I […]

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50,000 Tickets Gone

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) at the 2015 World Championships in Falun (SWE). Photo: Nordic Focus

The 2017 FIS Nordic World Championships in Lahti (FIN) have already sold more than 50,000 tickets to the events. Stadium tickets for several of the most popular events are already sold out, both for cross-country and the jumping competitions, organizers announced last week. The most popular days are Friday, March 3, when the men’s relay […]

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New final to Ski Classics

Ylläs-Levi 60km premiers on April 8, 2017, and will be the final event in the 2016-17 Ski Classics. Photo: www.yllaslevi.com

The long-distance series ends in Finland for the next three years. The all-new 60-kilometer classic event Ylläs-Levi premiers on April 8, 2017, and will be the Ski Classics final through 2019. The Ski Classics is unique in that the race series offers regular recreational skiers and citizen racers an opportunity to start on the same […]

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Another Podium

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) won Årefjällsloppet (SWE), the season finale for the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) made the podium at the roller ski race Alliansloppet. The Madshus marathon racer was second in the classic roller ski race in Sweden this weekend. He finished the 48-kilometer course in 1:43:56, and won the sprint finish for second place. Alliansloppet was the second event in the new roller ski series World […]

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Weng on Track

Heidi Weng wins the final stage at Toppidrettsveka 2016, the classic mass start in Trondheim. Photo: Toppidrettsveka/Rune Djuvsland

Heidi Weng (NOR) won the overall title at Toppidrettsveka 2016. Heidi Weng won three of the four stages at the annual international roller ski festival Toppidrettsveka in Norway last week. She started the 3-day event with winning the 24-kilometer skate race Brekka on Thursday morning, which concludes with a 10-kilometer climb that just gets steeper […]

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