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Building a Base

John Kristian Dahl wins Vasaloppet with a 1-second margin in a 29-man bunch sprint. Photo: Ulf Palm/Vasaloppet

Maximize your training effort on roller skis. Vasaloppet and Birkebeiner champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR) shares his training advice on how to get the most out of the time invested, whether your main focus is marathons, sprints or World Cup distance skiing. Dahl, who won both the Vasaloppet and the Birkebeiner this season, was on […]

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Madshus Tops Global Brand Ranking

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

Madhus is the second most winning brand on the 2016 FIS World Cup. Madshus is positioned firmly as one the top two brands for World Cup points earned during the 2015-16 FIS World Cup season. Regardless of breakdown – overall World Cup, distance World Cup, sprint World Cup, men or women, Madshus is second only […]

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Summer Skiing: Ski Tunnels

Vuokatti (FIN) is home to the oldest ski tunnel in the world. Photo: Vuokatti.fi

Not everyone has access to glaciers, but there are other options for snow skiing in the summer. There is nothing wrong with the ski tunnel in Torsby (SWE) or in Oberhof (GER), or anywhere else for that matter. In fact, the Torsby ski tunnel is one of Madshus standard test locations, a hangout for national […]

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Race Ready Already

Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink

The annual BLINK summer ski festival is expecting World Cup racers from 17 nations. It’s summer, but skiers have lots to look forward to long before the snow falls: The traditional BLINK summer ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) at the end of July attracts elite skiers and biathletes from all the top teams. Madshus racers […]

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Weng’s World

Heidi Weng shares her favorite summer roller ski workout. Long roller ski sessions are among Heidi Weng’s favorite summer workouts. But she is picky about the terrain, and prefers sticking to roads she knows well, and where traffic is sparse. “My favorite summer roller ski workout is a long over-distance at easy effort in the […]

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Milking the Season

Madshus marathon racers at Sognefjellet. Photo: Team United Bakeries

Skiers are born in the summer. Here is how. Madshus marathon team racers Summer skiing at Sognefjellet (NOR) opened recently, and is a favored destination for both elite skiers on the World Cup and marathon skiers aiming for the Ski Classics long-distance series. Madshus marathon team racers on Team United Bakeries are no exception. They […]

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Weng 2nd at Oslo Ski Show

Heidi Weng was 2nd in the skate pursuit at Oslo Ski Show. Photo: Oslo Ski Show

Madshus racers shine in charity event at Holmenkollen Heidi Weng was second in the women’s 6.3-kilometer pursuit, only a second from the top of the podium. Madshus teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was eighth. The women skied three laps on the 2.1-kilometer roller ski loop in Holmenkollen. In the men’s 12.6-kilometer pursuit, three Madshus racers were […]

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This is Ski Classics 2017

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) won Vasaloppet 2014. Photo: Madshus

The long-distance series adds five new events to the race schedule for 2017. The 2016/2017 Ski Classics race schedule includes new events in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland and China. The marathon series now consist of the world´s 13 most prestigious cross-country ski events. The race series, which enters its seventh season, is unique both in […]

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Steira Back on the Course

Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR) is behind the new privately funded Team Telemark. Photo: Nordic Focus.

Madshus Olympian Kristin Størmer Steira (NOR) establishes professional ski team. The former World Cup skier, multiple World Champion and Olympian is one of the key players behind the new Norwegian professional cross-country development project Team Telemark. The team is a co-ed project, but will emphasize opportunities for female skiers. Team Telemark currently has a roster […]

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“I think I get it now”

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) won the 5km skate race in  Lenzerheide (SUI) on January 3, the third stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild F. Østberg (NOR) is aiming to step it up again for the 2016-17 season. the 25-year-old Norwegian just finished an amazing season, her best to date. On May 1, Østberg formally started preparing for the 2016-17 season, aiming to step it up yet another notch. But she admits she has needed some time just to let the […]

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