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The Inside Story: Altitude Training

Simen Sveen roller skiing in the Italian Alps during his September altitude training camp. Photo: Inge Sveen

What do elite skiers do on the glaciers? How do they do it – and why? “When done right, altitude training can improve fitness and increase your VO2max. If you miss, altitude training can wreck your season or even your career, says Simen Andreas Sveen. This season the Madshus World Cup skier is aiming for […]

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Ski Classics: Top racing for everyone

Vasaloppet already has more than 60,000 skiers signed up for the 2017 winter festival. Photo: Vasaloppet

Ski Classics, the long-distance race series, represents a unique opportunity to race the same course as the elites, on the same day and compare efforts. But unlike the pros, most of us have to pick only one or a few of the marathons each year. Here is your guide to the 2018 Ski Classics marathon […]

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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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Ready for World Cup-Level Racing in July

The Blink ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) opens on Wednesday and is now the largest summer ski festival in the world. Each year, more than a 100 of the top World Cup level skiers and biathletes take part in the BLINK events, including Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Krista Pärmäkoski, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Heidi Weng, Øystein Pettersen […]

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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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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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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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This is Ski Classics 2018

Vasaloppet already has more than 60,000 skiers signed up for the 2017 winter festival. Photo: Vasaloppet

The marathon race series just announced the event schedule for the upcoming season. Season 8 of the long-distance ski championship consists of 11 events from the end of November through mid-April. (See complete schedule below) The 2018 Ski Classics season There are several changes for the 2018 season, starting with a new format for the […]

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