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Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) looking at next season’s skis at the Madshus factory. Photo: Madshus

Krista Pärmäkoski won three medals at the Olympics and is still hungry for more. This week, the 27-year-old Finnish skier started preparing for the 2019 World Championship season, digging into next season’s skis and boots with the Madshus test crew equipment at Sjusjøen (NOR). “We have tested the next generation of skis and boots here […]

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Testing skis is a science

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

At Madshus, we take perfect skis very seriously. From idea to product to retailer is a process that includes rigorous testing by engineers and product developer, our World Cup athletes, service techs and the best suppliers in the industry, making sure every detail is solid. But what goes into that process. Close to the venues […]

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Inside the Factory: Skin skis are coming to the World Cup

“I suspect that we will se skin skis on the World Cup in not too long,” says Svein Ivar Moen. The former Norwegian national biathlon team wax tech, personal wax tech for Ole Einar Bjørndalen and product developer at Madshus, is certain that we have only seen the start of the skin ski revolution. “As […]

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Enter to win custom Birkebeiner skis

Enter for your chance to win a pair of custom Madshus Birkie skis!

As “The Cross Country Company since 1906” Madshus is proud to support the Slumberland American Birkebeiner in 2018. The event, which takes place in Hayward, WI, is North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, attracting over 10,000 skiers. The American Birkebeiner is a part of the Worldloppet circuit, which consists of 20 international ski marathons all […]

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Making the most of your skin skis is easy

Madshus Intelligrip skin skis makes classic skiing a breeze. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

A 3-step guide to perfect kick and glide. Skin skis continue to top the sales charts, and it’s easy to see why: Skin skis make it a breeze to get out for a weeknight workout. Skin skis lower the entry barrier to Nordic skiing for recreational skiers who find kick waxing to be tricky and […]

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Optimizing the Skin Ski

With the Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system, the skier can adjust grip and glide on the skin ski by moving the binding backward and forward on the binding plate without taking the skis off. While Rottefella bindings have been movable since the launch of the NIS system more than 10 years ago, […]

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Inside the Factory: Building Skin Skis

How do we build skin skis? Constructing the optimal skin ski presents a handful of added challenges compared to traditional skis. Most importantly, you want to make a ski that makes you forget that you’re skiing on a skin ski. To do that, you want to make sure you maintain the properties of the ski […]

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INSIDE THE FACTORY: TUNNEL TESTING

August and September is crunch time for the R&D test crew. Join them on a trip to the ski tunnel. The dawn of the indoor ski tunnels in the mid-2000s significantly eased the workday for the Madshus research and development department, test crew and service techs. From August until there is consistent natural snow outside, […]

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Passion for Perfection: The Daily Grind

Roger Dahl puts the same attention and precision into every ski he grinds, whether the ski belongs to Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Heidi Weng or a recreational skier. Photo: Stefano Zatta

Starting with the 2017/18 season, Madshus will offer our proprietary World Cup grinds to everyone. But what are these grinds and why do grinds matter? Meet the head of the grinding department: Roger Dahl. Dahl has been involved in grinding skis since the first stone grinders came on the market in the mid- to late […]

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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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