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Ready for World Cup-Level Racing in July

The Blink ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) opens on Wednesday and is now the largest summer ski festival in the world. Each year, more than a 100 of the top World Cup level skiers and biathletes take part in the BLINK events, including Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Krista Pärmäkoski, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Heidi Weng, Øystein Pettersen […]

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Summer Skiing

Ramsau; Austria, is one of the best known summer skiing destinations. Photo: Team Sjusjøen

Dreaming of winter? Check out where its winter o’clock in the summer! There is snow to be had all over the world – here are some options: Austria Ramsau am Dachstein – world famous glacier and the gold standard of summer skiing for the World Cup elite. The two trails at 2.900 meters altitude are […]

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Inside the factory: Making use of summer

Peter Blom testing skis at Sjusjøen in April. Photo: Stefano Zatta

The snow may be melted, but the Madshus test crew never stops testing. Check out how they pick the perfect skis. This time of the year, Peter Blom and his fellow Madshus test-crew members are testing and selecting over 1000 pairs of skis for the upcoming World Cup season. “We have been testing extensively since […]

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Pettersen leads the Birkie Triple

Øystein Pettersen enjoyed his first attempt at the Birkebeiner half marathon trail run. Photo: Inge Scheve

Øystein Pettersen (NOR) debuted in the Birkebeiner running race earning himself the overall lead in the Birkebeiner Triple. The Birkie Triple consists of all three Birkebeiner events: the 54km ski race in March, the half marathon trail run in June and the 84km mountain bike race in August. Finishing the trail run on June 10 […]

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Inside the factory: Testing

In the early summer, the Madshus test crew is working hard on perfecting products. Photo: Madshus

Making the best skis in the world is no coincidence. Before a product ships, there are years of research and development, testing and retesting. How do we test our products, and what do we test? Take a trip with the Madshus test crew. Right now, in the early summer, they are super busy getting everything […]

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This is Ski Classics 2018

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

The marathon race series just announced the event schedule for the upcoming season. Season 8 of the long-distance ski championship consists of 11 events from the end of November through mid-April. (See complete schedule below) The 2018 Ski Classics season There are several changes for the 2018 season, starting with a new format for the […]

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Summer Maintenance for Skis

Madshus marathon racer Øystein Pettersen (NOR) works on his skis during a test camp at Sjusjøen this spring. Photo: Stefano Zatta

Clean, wax and summer prep your skis and in a few simple steps. You have probably put away your skis for the season, but did you prepare them for a summer in storage and a new winter? Taking good care of your skis not only make them fast, it also makes them last longer. Glide […]

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Plan Like the Pros

Winter starts now. Photo: Inge Scheve

Winter starts now: Where will 2017-18 take you? Make a plan today! For a lot of World Cup and elite skiers, the 2017/18 season starts on May 1. Most of them spent the weeks prior to May 1 evaluating the 2016/17 season and determining new goals for the 2017/18 season. But a goal without a […]

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From idea to product

Feedback from athletes is crucial in the development process. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus.com

Where do product ideas come from, and what steps do they go through before they arrive at the retailers? Bjørn Ivar Austrem, the head of research and development at Madshus, explains that it can take years from an idea is on the table until the product is for sale. Sometimes the process is much faster. […]

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Important Victory

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) won Skarverennet 2017 and posted a new course record. Photo: Skarverennet

Winning Skarverennet put the season in perspective for Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR). The 26-year-old won Skarverennet on Saturday, beating Marit Bjørgen (NOR) by 46 seconds and posting a new course record in the process. “I had great skis and I am super motivated to start the next season,” said Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, who clocked in […]

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