by Bruce Dunning
I love to telemark ski. What is it? Simply put, it is a cross between cross country skiing and alpine or downhill skiing. The front of your boot it attached to the binding of the ski but the heel is free. A lot of the principles of skiing are the same but I love the fact that it gives a lot more versatility.
Not only can you ski at resorts but you can also explore the back country. You can ski parallel turns like alpine skiers but you can also ski graceful telemark turns with one knee down and one leg forward.
The technology of modern telemark equipment has improved drastically in the past 20 years. When I first started to tele ski I had long, narrow, stiff skis with wimpy leather boots. It was difficult to learn to say the least. Now the skis are a lot shorter, wider and softer and the boots are made of plastic just like alpine skis.
On page 44 of God of Adventure you will find a photo me telemark skiing (tele skiing for short). Whenever I go skiing at a resort I usually get lots of looks and a few comments. Here is a summary of some of the best:
If you want to find out more about telemark skiing check out telemarktips.com. It will astound you what people are doing in telemark skis these days.
If you want to know more about telemarketing, don’t ask me because I don’t have a clue!