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Bjørndalen Aims for Overall World Cup

Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the World Cup weekend in Pokljuka (SLO) with a second place in the sprint on Thursday. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) is as motivated as ever headed into his 24th World Cup season. This weekend marked the start of the 2017 FIS and biathlon season, and the 42-year-old veteran has his eyes set on winning the 2017 IBU World Cup. “The overall World Cup is my main goal this season, which means […]

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Inside the Factory

Inside the factory. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Making the Perfect Skis – How is it done? Simply put: No compromises. Precision and keen attention to detail is the defining factor in our production. But let us show you – take a tour with us inside the factory! From a foam core to the smartest skis in the world All of Madshus top […]

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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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Riiber Makes History in Germany

Jarl Riiber (NOR) at the FIS Nordic Combined  World Cup in Oslo (NOR) in February. Photo: Nordic Focus

Jarl Riiber (NOR) won the overall title at the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix in Oberstdorf (GER). In the final Summer Grand Prix competition of the season, 18-year-old Jarl Riiber made quite a statement. First, Riiber won the jumping competition with a jump of 145.1 meters and light years ahead of Maxime Laheurte (FRA) who […]

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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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