Madshus, providers of high quality Nordic sks, boots, and poles, has added a new athlete to the U.S. team. Nordic Skier Liz Stephen has joined the Madshus team roster, and will represent the brand in domestic races as well as international competition.
Stephen grew up in East Montpelier, Vermont and began as a promising alpine racer. However, she crossed over to cross country as a sophomore in high school, right when Burke Mountain Academy had rebooted its Nordic program. In the last five years, she has rocketed in her status as a distance skier and is now known as one of the best climbers in the world.
Stephen’s most recent accomplishments include best finisher for the United States at the 2015 Tour de Ski with a fifth-place overall effort. Stephen also fought in the 2016 Tour de Ski, where she posted the second-fastest hill climb during the 9k Alpe Cermis during the final stage. Apart from those highlights, Stephen is a two-time Olympian and four-time World Championship team member.
“I am so excited to be joining the Madshus team,” said Stephen, “after getting a chance to do some early season testing in May on the skis, I am so optimistic and excited about the product and what it has to offer!”
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Liz to Team Madshus this season,” said Jill Nazeer, Madshus U.S. Marketing Specialist. “Liz has a clear talent and passion for the sport and we look forward to supporting her as we continue to develop the highest performance Nordic skis possible.”
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