SEATTLE, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2013) – With three seasons of steady increases in backcountry ski participation, more and more people are discovering the appeal of untracked snow, and backcountry touring sales nearly doubled for the 2010-11 season, according to Snowsports Industries of America. The options are endless in the backcountry, where fresh tracks don’t have to mean steep peaks and big descents. Bridging between worlds of pure Nordic and alpine design, the new Cross Country Downhill (CCD) series of skis from Madshus continues to lead this growing category, allowing skiers to explore new frontiers with even more stability and ease.
Madshus has been building skis for the highest levels of adventure needs of recreational explorers for over 100 years. The oldest ski company in production today, Madshus continues to build skis with the highest quality materials and a commitment to craftsmanship for both the race and the recreational customer. Madshus Cross Country Downhill skis provide the perfect blend of Nordic and downhill design, the embodiment of efficiency and versatility for off-trail travel. The CCD series offers Nordic kick and glide technologies, along with downhill-oriented backcountry designs. Progressive sidecuts and carbon reinforcements initiate smooth turns and hold a stong edge.
The popular Cross Country Downhill Series will debut all-new graphics for 2013-2014.
Each CCD ski features an Omnitrak® base, allowing the user to kick, glide and climb confidently, while skiing up and down without the hassle of transitions. These skis are perfect for everything from snowy logging roads to forested glades and higher mountain terrain.
Annum – MSRP $370
Blends a Nordic heritage with a wider, turn-oriented platform to create a completely unique, light backcountry touring ski.
Epoch – MSRP $340
A confident go-anywhere ski, the Epoch quickly covers ground up or down hills and anything in between.
Eon/Eon Wax – MSRP $295
The Eon is the classic bridge between Nordic and Downhill design, the embodiment of efficiency and versatility for off-trail travel.
·Base: Omnitrak® or P-Tex 2000 Electra waxable base on the Eon Wax
The world’s oldest ski brand, Madshus’ Norwegian heritage dates back to 1906. From the original woodworking craftsmanship of its founder, to today’s state of the art production processes and materials, Madshus is the standard to which all other Nordic skis are held. Whether for World–Cup level racing, fitness skiing, cruising, metal-edge touring, or cross country downhill, Madshus continues to apply that same keen craftsman’s eye to each ski, boot and pole it produces. Over 100 years since it’s founding, Madshus’ storied commitment to the art and craft of ski making resonates today in the same consistent standard of excellence all performance Madshus skiers have come to expect.