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What a Season Opener!

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg won the 10-kilometer season opener at Beitostølen on Friday, and was third in the 10-kilometer skate race on Saturday. Photo: Geir Olsen

Heidi Weng and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg turned the national season opener at Beitostølen into their podium party, Pål Golberg and Simen Sveen both delivered podiums at Beitostølen, and Krista Pärmakoski won in Finland. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg opened her 2017 season by winning the 10-kilometer classic race at Beitostølen on Friday, with Heidi Weng in second […]

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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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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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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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