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  MAS Telemark Ski School
The telemark ski position was first used by Sondre Auersen Norheim in 1868 during a ski jumping contest in which he won.
Telemark skiers use specialized nordic (cross country) ski gear which enables the heel of the boots to raise off the ski.
The telemark turn is easily recognized when a skier separates their feet, one foot forward, one foot back with the heel of the rear foot raised.
www.mtadventure.com /pages/telemark/telemark_ski_school.html   (455 words)

 Ski in New Jersey Telemark
Telemark skiing was view mostly with amusement and certainly never envy.
Telemark is now anchored firmly by trained instructors found at each of the state's ski-resorts.
To many snow sports enthusiasts, the ultimate goal of Telemark skiing is to combine the flexibility of the traditional Telemark style with new techniques and equipment to break out of the confines inherent in alpine and cross country skiing.
www.njskylands.com /odski6.htm   (1108 words)

Telemark skiing is the original form of skiing, invented by Sondre Norheim in the Telemark region of Norway in the 1860s.
The equipment for telemark skiing consists of a pair of skis that are slightly shorter and narrower than the downhill variety, built of a wood core that allows for more flexibility.
While most practitioners are in their 30s and older, skiing manufacturers have been targeting the younger generation by producing more radical looking and sounding equipment, with skis sporting logos such as Black Widow (motto: "She mates, she kills"), Telepathic or Psychopathic, and boots called Terminator and Terminator 2.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/1998/WIN1998/skiing.html   (719 words)

 Telemark Skiing Information Wintersports Holidays Information - Freeheel skiing
Telemark skiing is sometimes referred to as "Freeheel" skiing - this is quite simply because, unlike normal alpine ski bindings, telemark skis have bindings that do not have a fixed heel.
In addition, telemark boots are flexible, allowing the skier to bend the boot in the toe area.
The reason for this set-up is that the telemark skier's turn has one leg forward and the other (rear) leg with the rear knee dropping towards the ground.
www.outdoorholidays.com /wintersports/telemark-skiing.htm   (459 words)

 The Sun BabelFish Blog : Weblog
To understand telemark, one of the most difficult forms of skiing, one has to understand its philosophy, and to understand that one has to also understand what its technical advantages are, and to understand that one has to understand its history.
Telemark bindings have no fixed attachment to tie the heel to the ski, which is what makes it easy to walk.
Telemark skiing is the ultimate skiing: by not tying the heel to the ski, it liberates its practitioner from dependance on the industrial skiing complex.
blogs.sun.com /bblfish/entry/the_philosophy_of_telemark_skiing   (757 words)

 Skiing Heritage -- Alpine History
Alpine skiing is the mainstay of winter recreation in the northern tier of American states and in the entire Appalachian chain down to the Carolinas, in the Canadian Laurentians, in the northwest’s Cascades, in the western Rockies and the far western Sierra Nevada.
Telemark skiing marked the transition to dynamic control, changing the angle of the ski bottom on the snow and changing the direction of the ski to the line of descent—the basis of technique even today.
Skiing became a defining Norwegian characteristic, implying strongly that Norwegians were too courageous and independent to be tied down by mere Swedes, the rulers of Norway at the time in an arrangement not popular at all with Norwegians.
www.skiinghistory.org /history.html   (8699 words)

 Telemark skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Telemark skiing is a term used for skiing using the Telemark turn which is a technique first popularized by Sondre Norheim.
Telemark turns are led with the heel flat on the outside ski, while the inside ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel.
Telemark skiing was a back-to-basics reaction to the high-tech equipment developments of Alpine skiing, and the increasing reliance on crowded groomed pistes (trails).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telemark_skiing   (1606 words)

 reveries.com > marketing insights + ideas » Blog Archive » Telemark Skiing
Telemark skiing originated in "the mid-19th century, when a farmer named Sondre Norheim from the Telemark region of Norway popularized a distinctive bent-knee turn.
By most accounts telemark is "cool to watch," but one thing it is not is "hot, young and hip." Nor is it the kind of "thrills-and-spills" sport that seems to be favored by the International Olympic Committee.
Telemark does have a "World Cup circuit," that involves skiers from about 20 countries, but it is decidedly low key: "We weren’t racing for anything … That was kind of cool," says two-time World Cup champ Reid Sabin.
reveries.com /?p=356   (337 words)

 Active.com - Telemark skiing makes a comeback
The influx of different ways to slide down a slope has forced traditional ski areas to become "snow sports areas" and add an array of half-pipes, quarter-pipes and terrain parks to their venues.
Snowboards, skiboards, twin-tipped skis and even runners that attach to the bottoms of ski boots are now as common as traditional skis at most resorts.
The modern boom in Tele skiing, however, is fueled by the influx of hard-shell plastic boots (much like downhill ski boots) and strong cable bindings that can be mounted on traditional Alpine skis or special Alpine-like Tele skis.
www.active.com /story.cfm?story_id=6165   (359 words)

 Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Telemark skiing, both in the backcountry and some lift served, is a very popular activity with MITOC skiers.
Telemark skiing is a style of downhill oriented skiing with bindings that connect the toe of a flexible boot to the ski.
Telemark has long been a popular mode of backcountry skiing (although randonee (alpine touring) and bc snowboarding are growing in popularity).
web.mit.edu /mitoc/www/activities/skiing.html   (880 words)

 Telemark for Beginners, FAQ ~ TelemarkSki.com
Telemark allows a stable and controlled turn on skis when heels are not attached.
They had skinny touring skis and soft leather boots that were perfect for climbing to powder fields and mountain playgrounds, but difficult to descend on.
It is a versatile skiing style which can allow you the freedom to ski both at the resort and in the backcountry.
www.telemarkski.com /html/how_tele_beginner.html   (797 words)

 Telemark Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Telemark skiing was one of the first major advancements in skiing.
The ski boot flexes at the ball of the foot and is not held down at the heel, so that the skier has more mobility when he is skiing.
Now most alpine ski manufacturers have telemark skis in the product line and a whole industry is supporting the 'free heeler'.
www.rdbriggs.com /home/telemark.htm   (147 words)

 Wisconsin Hoofers Outing Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Telemark is a type of skiing that originates from the technique first developed by Sondre Norheim.
Telemark turns are led with the heel flat on the outside ski, while the inside ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel (you may hear telemark skiers refer to the sport as "free-heel").
The telemark turn came to the attention of the Norwegian public in 1868, when Sondre Norheim took part in a ski competition, impressing crowds with his ability to turn so easily and fluidly.
www.hooferouting.org /telemarkskiing   (543 words)

 Ski_Haus_Steamboat Springs_Telemark
Your ski day is make or break in the details and the new shovels are a design marvel.
Call the ski area (970.879.7300) for a mid mountain temperature if you plan on skiing one of the higher passes near Steamboat Springs.
When buying skins for today's backcountry shaped skis buy the skins to fit the tips and tails (leaving the steel edges exposed) and with a trim tool you can custom fit the skin for the waist dimension for maximum climbing power.
www.skihaussteamboat.com /telemark.html   (1066 words)

 Grand Teton, Jackson Hole Telemark Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The oldest remains of skis were found in Sweden in the form of boards that more resemble broad snow shoes then the narrow skis that are used today.
The telemarkers were able to revolutionize the way turns were made in skiing inventing both the Telemark turn and the Christiana turn.
Telemarking is the most natural form of skiing and the saying holds true - free your heel and free your mind.
www.jacksonholewy.net /winter_recreation/jh_telemark_skiing.php   (674 words)

 Telemark Skiing on "Shorts"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Good ol' Sondre later gathered a group of his fellow Telemarkers, skied down to Christiana (now Oslo) and showed the city folk their sweeping free-heel turn.
The Cuts are a shaped ski — 106 millimeters at the tip, 70 mm at the waist and 96 mm at the tail.
As you make the garlands, think of pressuring the uphill ski and concentrate on the edge changes from the little toe to the big-toe side (and vice versa) as you arc the pressured uphill ski backward and forward.
adksportsfitness.com /back_issues/january2001/articles/telemark.html   (996 words)

 Biff's Corner
Parallel skiing is easy on today's telemark gear and after the first few 'shaky feeling' runs you should be able to parallel pretty decently.
Some telemark shops have demo gear available and you can demo tons of gear for free at our festivals.If you can't demo first or are just too new at telemark to tell the difference in gear you will probably get differing opinions on what kind of equipment is best for you.
Telemark boots are expensive and there is nothing worse than, at the end of a great day of skiing, looking down at your bellows and seeing a nicely cut slice all the way through to the liner.
www.netelemark.com /Biffs_corner.htm   (2150 words)

 Telemark skiing in Chamonix from chamonix.net
Telemark skiing is a traditional skiing technique originating from Norway in 1868.
Chamonix ski areas cater for telemarkers of all abilities, beginner, intermediate and experienced.
From the Aiguille de Midi, telemark the famous 20km VallĂ©e Blanche, with its many variations, or descend the Virtual Vallée Blanche with chamonix.net.
www.chamonix.net /english/skiing/telemark/telemark.htm   (162 words)

 Atomic Telemark Skiing from Backcountry.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Atomic Kailas Telemark Ski is a fat plank for those who charge the deep off-piste, but want something that can handle the occasional ice sheet in the backcountry or the corduroy at the resort.
The Atomic Tacora Telemark Ski's classic shape combines with cutting edge Atomic materials and technology to create a serious contender for best all-mountain ski this season.
The Atomic Women's Pumori Telemark Ski is a high-performance ride that lays tracks in deep powder or hardpack with equal ease.
www.backcountry.com /store/subcat/2/c/b10/Atomic-Telemark-Skiing.html   (182 words)

 Telemark Events, Telemark Instructional Workshops, Primers, Adventure Tours, Telemark Camps , Back Country Adventrues, ...
Day one is held at a lift facility learning beginner to advanced Telemark skiing from an alpine point of view.
We cover it all, from the DNA of basic Telemark skiing to high end hybrid free heel techniques including step, jump, and hop Tele's, linking smooth turns, and free heel parallel.
This course is specially designed for amateur and professional skiers who want to teach Telemark skiing and improve their own Telemark skiing skills.
www.telemarknato.com /eventpage.html   (562 words)

 Telemark skiing...with Thomas
Telemark, or free heel skiing was forgotten for a long time.
Modern technologies, better boots, skis and bindings made alpine skiing dominate the worlds ski resorts.
Telemark skiing, with a considerably soft boot, attached to the ski only at the tip of its sole by a small three
www.skithomas.com /telemark.html   (207 words)

 Telemark Skiing
The skills of telemark, or backcountry nordic skiing techniques used on beginning to intermediate terrain, safe and efficient backcountry ski travel, leadership, and judgment development will be emphasized.
Safe and efficient backcountry telemark skills, judgment, leadership, communication, group handling, and telemark ski technique will be emphasized.
Intermediate and advanced techniques of telemark skiing in the back country is emphasized during this field experience.
faculty.coloradomtn.edu /orl/telemark_skiing.htm   (126 words)

 TeleVision Telemark Videos
Basically what we have here is an account of a two week road trip in a land where the powder was to die for and where the untracked snow extends out for miles in every direction.
Still others haul their skis down to a local shop to get a first class tune and get psyched from that.
The ways that this is cool are too many to even get into, yet this historic occasion in the history of modern telemark skiing should not go unnoted.
www.telemarktips.com /Moviepage.html   (1586 words)

 How to Use a Lurk While Telemark Skiing - eHow.com
Taking a trick from telemark skiers of a hundred years ago and using a lurk - a long stick or pole held in both hands and used for balance - may improve your skiing.
Try to use a lurk when you are beginning to telemark ski.
Telemark skiing is a physically demanding sport that could result in serious injury.
www.ehow.com /how_14603_lurk-telemark-skiing.html   (333 words)

 Jackson Hole Telemark Skiing
The only way to learn telemark skiing is to give it a try.
Today, Telemark is the equipment of choice for backcountry skiers, who use it to access untracked snow and tour for long distances.
Ski with our Telemark Pros to learn or refine the elegant turn that is admired for its grace around the world.
www.jacksonhole.net /activities/telemark.htm   (374 words)

 Telemark ski holidays & courses with off-piste telemarking instruction
Easy access throughout the 'Portes du Soleil' ski area gives us a vast range of slopes and snows to go at – plenty of powder bowls, tree skiing, gullies and steeps.
Cervinia accesses one of Europe's highest and largest ski areas, with 350 kms of pistes and acres of off-piste spread over three ski areas.
The ski area is ideal for coaching and with very easy access to a whole range of off-piste possibilities, including tree skiing, steep gullies and open faces and bowls – you will be amazed!
www.telemarkskico.com /trips2.htm   (720 words)

 Couloir Magazine--Backcountry Skiing--Telemark, Randonnee, Snowboarding
Plus, new this year are the Testers' Picks, unadulterated feedback in the form of favorite skis and runners-up from 6 of our testers.
Kit DesLauriers clipped into her skis on top of Everest and became the first to ski the Seven Summits, and the first woman to ski Everest.
Meet athletes that are strengthening the telemark community and much more.
www.couloirmag.com   (521 words)

 New england telemark home page
New England Telemark (NET) is a group of telemark instructors dedicated to the teaching of the telemark turn.
Most of NET's instructors are PSIA certified (Professional Ski Instructors Of America) and all are highly trained and motivated.
Our goal is to grow the sport of telemark skiing, to educate the public in the joys of telemark and backcountry skiing and to expose the telemark skier to all the related products available.
www.netelemark.com /front.htm   (532 words)

 Telemark Skiing News
Plake is an icon in the world of skiing for many reasons but these days he simply owns outright the title of best ambassador the sport has ever known.
young telemark skiers who burst onto the scene a few years ago with a then new (for tele) "new school" attitude and an affinity for rails, hits and spines, is the star of a nationally running television commercial for Nature Valley Granola Bars that debuted recently.
If it's happening in the world of telemark skiing, this is the place to find out about it.
www.telemarktips.com /TeleNews.htm   (2298 words)

 Montana Telemark / Backcountry Skiing
The telemark turn was first demonstrated in 1868 by Sondre Norheim.
Allowing the mid-foot to flex and the heel to lift, telemark skiing will revitalize your interest in skiing because it imparts such a tremendous feeling of freedom.
But the real joy in telemark skiing is traveling across untracked snow in search of adventure and snow-covered hills to carve long turns.
www.bozemannet.com /skiing/backcountry_telemark_skiing.php   (612 words)

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