A thoroughly modern sport using modern equipment and techniques. The defining characteristic of telemark skiing is the “free heel” binding which leads to the elegant genuflected turns of the telemark skier. If you are a good skier, two afternoons of instruction will suffice for you to start having some fun on green and blue pistes. If you are a complete beginner, the progression will be at the same rate as if you were learning to ski.
So why learn to telemark? It feels very different from skiing or snowboarding. The movements are elegant, the sensations are new (and of course you’ll impress the hell out of all your mates down the pub!)
You can telemark anywhere you can ski, and on any type of ski depending on what you want to do: piste, off-piste, ski touring, moguls, carving, slalom… there are no limits other than those imposed on you by your thighs!