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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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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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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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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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The Skin Revolution

The new Madshus Terrasonic IntelliGrip Classic ski features a brand new, innovative skin made from mohair and nylon in the kick zone, eliminating the need for traditional kick wax while still maintaining exceptional glide - and makes classic skiing easy as pie.

Forget everything you thought you knew about wax-less skis. Madshus Terrasonic IntelliGrip Classic redefines the industry. Madshus Terrasonic IntelliGrip Classic make classic skiing easy as pie, and perform well enough for 150th place overall at the Vasaloppet, an event that attracts 15800 participants every year. But more important: The Terrasonic IntelliGrip Classic lets you spend ess […]

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Secret to Success: Soccer

Invild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) is both Olympic and World Champion in cross-country skiing, but also helped her soccer team advance to the first division. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) says that if she doesn’t ski fast enough in the winter, it’s because she hasn’t played enough soccer in the spring and summer. The multitalented 24-year-old cross-country skier helped her hometown soccer team advance to the first division this season. But while Oestberg loves the game and will gladly continue with […]

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Aiming for the Crystal Globe

Pål Golberg (NOR) at the 2014 FIS skate race at Beitostølen. Photo: Inge Scheve

Pål Golberg (NOR) has his eyes set on the overall sprint World Cup in a season with no major cross-country championships. “I had a lot of good sprint races last season, and there are no championships this season, so winning the overall sprint World Cup is what motivates me the most,” says Pål Golberg. In […]

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