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Summer Skiing

Ramsau; Austria, is one of the best known summer skiing destinations. Photo: Team Sjusjøen

Dreaming of winter? Check out where its winter o’clock in the summer! There is snow to be had all over the world – here are some options: Austria Ramsau am Dachstein – world famous glacier and the gold standard of summer skiing for the World Cup elite. The two trails at 2.900 meters altitude are […]

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Pettersen leads the Birkie Triple

Øystein Pettersen enjoyed his first attempt at the Birkebeiner half marathon trail run. Photo: Inge Scheve

Øystein Pettersen (NOR) debuted in the Birkebeiner running race earning himself the overall lead in the Birkebeiner Triple. The Birkie Triple consists of all three Birkebeiner events: the 54km ski race in March, the half marathon trail run in June and the 84km mountain bike race in August. Finishing the trail run on June 10 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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It’s Snow Time. Almost

Ski areas are opening with manmade and stored snow, the snow tunnels offer constant winter year-round, and the racing season is a month away for the elite and World Cup racers. But what do you do with this snow? Madshus caught up on training during the transition period with Madshus marathon champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR). […]

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Training with the Best

20.02.2016, Lahti, Finland (FIN):
Paal Golberg (NOR) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Lahti (FIN). www.nordicfocus.com. © Felgenhauer/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Pål Golberg (NOR) roller skis through the winter and plays golf as much as he can. The 26-year-old Norwegian had his international breakthrough at the Lillehammer World Cup in December 2013, when he won the 15km classic race. This year, Golberg did a repeat when he won the opening sprint in the World Cup mini-tour […]

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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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