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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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Fall Favorites

Heidi Weng (NOR)
powering her way to the finish at the final stage of 2015 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: NordicFocus

Heidi Weng (NOR) shares a couple of her favorite fall workouts. The 24-year-old moved into the World Cup podium last season and is chasing her first individual World Cup victory this season as well as the overall Tour de Ski podium. To get there, Weng spends a lot of time on both long easy distance […]

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Use the Track

Øystein Pettersen

  Madshus Marathon Team racer Oeystein Pettersen (NOR) takes advantage of the local track in his summer training. Pettersen and his training buddies did 10 x 1000meters, with a start every six minutes. “It’s been a long time since my last track workout, but track intervals make great intensity workouts for skier,” Pettersen says, adding […]

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Crested 100 Training Hours

25.01.2015, Antholz, Italy (ITA): Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
- IBU world cup biathlon, relay men, Antholz (ITA). www.nordicfocus.com. © Manzoni/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) logged 103 training hours in June. The upcoming race season includes Biathlon World Championships on home turf in Oslo, Norway, and Emil Hegle Svendsen plans to be in the shape of his life for the event, which takes place in Holmenkollen from March 3 to 13, 2016. Along with the […]

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