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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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What a way to start the season

Hans Christer Holund was twice on the podium in equally many attempts in the season opener at Beitostølen this weekend. Photo: Geir Olsen

Madshus racers posted seven podiums at the Norwegian cross-country and biathlon season opener events this weekend. Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the biathlon mass start at Sjusjøen (NOR) on Sunday, with Anaïs Bescond (FRA) in second place. “It was really fun. I did exactly what I set out to do and it worked,” Olsbu said after […]

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Check out the World Cup calendars!

Marte Olsbu (NOR) raced the opening leg in the mixed team relay at the IBU World Cup opener in Östersund (SWE). Photo: NordicFocus

The 2017-18 World Cup season is just around the corner – check out the race schedules and mark your calendar. National season openers are already well underway. Both Sweden and Finland hosted FIS-sanctioned cross-country races this weekend, and Norway is next up with the Beitostølen season opener on November 17 to 19. Both the International […]

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Meet Liz Stephen

Liz Stephen.
Photo: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team

The 30-year-old American has more than a decade’s tenure on the US Ski Team. Elizabeth Stephen is one of the new faces in the 2017 Madshus line-up. The slight and springy racer from Vermont is known throughout the racing community as one of the best climbers in the world. She has been a part of […]

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How Champions Train

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. Photo: Stefano Zatta/Madshus

Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. “If you want to aim high and go far, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hours,” says the ambitious junior, who has his eye set on […]

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“First place feels really special”

Benedikt Doll (GER) hauled into gold in the sprint on Saturday. Photo: Nordic Focus

The World Cup season is just around the corner. These are some of the racers to keep an eye on this winter. Biathlon Benedikt Doll (GER) – the ambitious German from Titisee-Neustadt earned the gold in the sprint at the 2017 World Championships in Hochfilzen (Austria) in February, with a 0.7 second margin. This was […]

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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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Olsbu Wins National Title

Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the sprint competition at the 2017 Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. Photo: NordicFocus

Marte Olsbu (NOR) heads into the 2017-18 biathlon season as the reigning sprint champion. The 27-year-old enters the final preparations for the 2017-18 World Cup season with a brand new national title collected at the Norwegian National Summer Biathlon Championships this weekend. On Saturday, Marte Olsbu won the women’s sprint competition. “I always try to […]

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This is Madshus land

Madshus Land - Stefano Zatta 680x

    Where winter rules! To be clear, everywhere there is snow is Madshus land: Snow covered fields sparkling like diamonds in the crisp winter air. Big trees leaning over the trail, their branches weighed down by a thick blanket of snow delivered in the last snow dump. The moon lighting up velvet soft snow […]

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