The world’s oldest ski-equipment manufacturer is Madshus. It is a Norwegian ski and ski equipment manufacturer, located at Biri in Gjøvik. The company produces cross-country skis, ski boots, and poles.

The first Madshus skis 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.

Madshus has a long history of innovation in ski manufacturing. In 1936, the company introduced the first hollow-core ski, which was lighter and more efficient than traditional solid skis. In 1952, Madshus introduced the first fiberglass ski, which was even lighter and stronger than hollow-core skis.

Madshus skis have been used by some of the world’s most successful cross-country skiers, including Vegard Ulvang, Bjørn Dæhlie, and Marit Bjørgen. Madshus skis have also been used in the Olympic Games, winning a total of 54 medals.

Today, Madshus is still a leading manufacturer of cross-country skis. The company’s skis are known for their high quality, performance, and durability. Madshus skis are used by skiers of all levels, from beginners to Olympians.

According to the Internet