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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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Solid Ski Classics Season

Stian Hoelgaard was third in the 90km Vasaloppet 2017. Photo: Ski Classics

Stian Hoelgaard dominated the Youth Competition, 3 Madshus women among top 5 in the Overall Ski Classics Champion competition. Hoelgaard (NOR), who won the Youth Competition for the second year in a row, earned 1269 points – almost twice as many points as the next racer. This marks the second year in a row that […]

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Play time!

Spring offers long days and often some of the best adventures. Photo: Christian Witting

Spring is here, days are long and here is how to make the most of it. Whether your goal is to become a World Cup skier, race a ski marathon or just enjoy the activity with friends and family, spring is the perfect time to log hours on snow. Sandra Alise Lyngstad, who is one […]

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Gear up for Spring Skiing

Longer days, lots of sunshine, perfect tracks waiting to be skied. Get your gear and join us! Photo: Inge Scheve

Spring skiing is some of the best there is, and its even better when you’re well prepared. Long days, lots of sunshine and a whole season’s worth of accumulated snow pack – it is time to explore! Head for the hills and the mountains, and roam terrain that might not be open other times of […]

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Spring skiing with the best

Spring brings some of the best skiing of the whole season. Photo: Kent Murdoch

What do the best skiers in the world do in the spring? Reigning Junior World Champion Marte Mæhlum Johansen (NOR) shares her favorite spring workouts. “My favorite spring workout is either the last real race of the season where you just dig into your last resources after a long race season. After that last race, […]

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