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Our treadmill is a custom built treadmill from Tuff Tread based out of Texas. It is capable of reaching 25 mph and a 30% grade. Our goal behind bringing this treadmill into Pioneer Midwest is to give our customers yet another way to help improve their performance and results. We are hoping to become a full service ski shop that offers not only the best equipment and ski services, but also the best training services...

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Madshus is proud to announce Finnish World Cup skier Lauri Lepistö to Team Madshus for the upcoming season. The 23-year-old Finn first entered the World Cup in 2016 at the World Cup opener in Ruka (FIN). Lepistö earned his first World Cup points in Otepää (EST) in January 2019 and had his first full World Cup season last year, where he posted two top-30 results, both in the classic sprint event. “We are excited to...

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This is a new residential Nordic ski training program at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center aimed at providing a structured training group for college skiers affected by the global pandemic. This program is designed for athletes who are either taking a gap year or have a flexible remote class schedule that will allow them to train full-time in Craftsbury for the fall of 2020. Athletes will have roughly five coached training sessions per week. Craftsbury coaches...

“Systemic racism and social injustice are real. The brutalities that have sparked the Black Lives Matter movement are just recent reminders that we can never take these civil rights for granted. At Madshus, we are committed to social justice and equal opportunities for all, through a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, background and orientation. This is a guiding principle in every part of our operation – from the production line to...

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  Fischer is launching it’s Skiletics Cup today that pins the world’s top alpine and Nordic athletes against each other in a series of exercises (like push ups, burpees, box jumps, dips, etc) to find out who the ultimate winner is. Athletes on the Nordic side include: Sadie Bjornsen, Klaebo, Johannes Thingnes Bo, and Tiril Eckhof. Each day a new battle will be posted with the winner moving on to the next round until only...

Meet Renaud Jay, the French sprint specialist, who posted World Cup podiums nearly back-to-back this winter. Renaud Jay made his definite international breakthrough in January, when he posted his first World Cup victory, winning the team sprint in Dresden (GER). In February, Jay was third in the individual sprint in Åre (SWE), which was also the first event of the brand-new World Cup Ski Tour. We caught up with the ambitious 28-year-old cross-country skier from...

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Jakroo Custom Apparel is pleased to announce their partnership with Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall to create a new vision for Jakroo Nordic apparel. Kikkan will work directly with Jakroo product development team to bring innovative products to the table. Randall recently collaborated with Jakroo to provide valuable input for launching the women’s sizing and fit for the Arendal and Bergen warm ups. An expanded women’s collection is in development for next season with her direction....

Norwegian outdoor magazine UTE Magasinet, recently announced Madshus Fjelltech Intelligrip® skin skis the test winners in a large test of backcountry skin skis. Test winner: Madshus Fjelltech M44 Intelligrip® (Score: Best in Test) The perfect ski for those looking for a fast, lively and responsive steel-edged ski that fits all kinds of trails, easy to ski both on uphill and downhill terrain. “The lively flex makes the Fjelltech M44 fun to ski on. Madshus strikes the...

Jeremy Hecker has been hired at Pioneer Midwest as the fulltime race service manager. Hecker was most recently employed as the head Nordic ski coach as the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. “Jeremy brings a wealth of Nordic experience and knowledge to our team at Pioneer,” said Matt Liebsch, co-owner at Pioneer Midwest. “He has waxed on the world cup circuit and was my personal wax tech when I last raced on that circuit in...

Every crisis offers an opportunity for improvement and progress. Madshus has taken advantage of the longer offseason in racing due to the global corona pandemic this spring to work even harder on research and development. “All the hard work our product engineers, test crews and race techs put in now, will result in even faster skis and better equipment for Team Madshus racers when the season kicks off in the fall,” says Per Wiik, Global...

As a part of her “Project Beijing,” Krista Pärmäkoski has signed a new two-year contract with her long-term partner Madshus. The 29-year-old Finnish skier is aiming for the podium both at the 2021 FIS World Championships in Obersdorf (GER) and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing (China). While months in the works, the contract was an easy decision for both sides, and Pärmäkoski will be racing on Madshus skis and ski boots through the 2022...

The 18-year-old junior racer will be the youngest member of the elite squad of the 2020/21 Norwegian national cross-country ski team. “I’m super excited to be a part of a team with so many incredibly experienced skiers. I know I have a lot to learn, and I feel very privileged. At the same time, I hope I can contribute to the team, even though I am the youngest,” Helene Marie Fossesholm says. Helene Marie Fossesholm...

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We want to extend a big thank you to everyone that has continued to support our small business during this time, the Minnesota Stay at Home Order has now been now extended until May 4th in order to slow the spread. This means that our physical location will remain closed until May 4th in order to keep our customers, employees, and our community safe. We have received a ton of community support through our recent gift card...

Thea Krokan Murud (NOR) skied 347 kilometers in 24 hours. The former World Cup skier, who switched to marathons prior to the 2019-20 season, admits it was a challenging project. “347 kilometers is far, and 24 hours is a long time to be out skiing. I’m glad I did it, but it was harder than I had expected. I’ve skied a number of marathons this winter, but this 24-hour ski wasn’t really anything I had...

As reliable as a Swiss watch and as versatile as a Swiss army knife: From sprints to distance races and relays, the talented Swiss junior has dominated the podiums since the first race of the season. She won three medals at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne (SUI) in January. Six weeks later, she followed suit and took home three medals from the 2020 FIS Junior Nordic World Championships in Oberwiesenthal (GER). Did we mention...

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2020-21 season as they work together to launch a new biathlon program designed for athletes pursuing post-secondary studies in Calgary. This new program will see the BATC deliver biathlon specific training in Canmore, while the AIAWCA will deliver cross-country skiing training in Calgary. Programs will be designed on an individual basis...

It’s March, it’s spring, and skiing is not at all over! While the corona virus pandemic cut the race season short this year, and group events are discouraged in order to prevent spreading the virus, this is perfect time for skiing and exploring with your closest family. Spring offers some of the best skiing of the season. The days are longer and the snow has been piling up through the whole winter and the snow...

  Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA) is excited to announce that Brian Krill will be joining SBSTA as its Executive Director, effective July 1, 2020. As SBSTA’s Executive Director, Krill will lead the athletic and academic staff to further strengthen SBSTA’s vision to be the recognized gold standard for ski teams and ski academies. Krill has an extensive background in both skiing and education – having worked for several organizations around the country,...