Madshus is a Norwegian ski and ski-equipment manufacturer, located at Biri in Gjøvik. The company produces cross-country skis and ski-boots.

History

Madshus is the world's oldest ski manufacturer. The first Madshus ski were produced by Martin Madshus in 1906 in a barn in Vardal near Gjøvik. The company was moved to Lillehammer in 1936, and then to Biri in 1972. In 1988, the factory was bought by K2 Sports Inc, but the skis are still produced at Biri. Some Madshus skis have been made in China (e.g. a few 2013-2014 Glittertinds).

Madshus is one of only two remaining Norwegian ski manufacturers, the additional being Åsnes Ski.

Notable Madshus skiers
DisciplineFlagAthlete
BiathlonNorwayOle Einar Bjørndalen
Halvard Hanevold
Emil Hegle Svendsen
GermanyMichael Greis
Kati Wilhelm
SwedenAnna-Carin Olofsson
Cross countryNorwayFrode Estil
Kristin Størmer Steira
Heidi Weng
GermanyAxel Teichmann
René Sommerfeldt
Evi Sachenbacher Stehle
ItalyChristian Zorzi
Nordic combinedNorwayMagnus Moan
FinlandAntti Kuisma
Hannu Manninen
GermanyRonny Ackermann
Sebastian Haseney
Georg Hettich