Tag Archive: telemark

May 24 2016

Review: 22D’s rebellious Outlaw

First gen flex plates were prone to cracking. Notice the bend at the back wider in the revised version.

22 Designs Outlaw is the first binding licensed by Rottefella to used their patented second heel connection. By adapting the Axl platform to a new connection point they built a winner, a binding with a tour mode that is proven to work reliably and switch modes easily in a steel based package known for durability …

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Mar 29 2016

RIP: Mitch Weber—Telemark’s Visionary

Post cancer treatments on opening day at Mammoth, Nov. 13, 2015. L-R: Mitch Weber, Big Tim, Scottsman, Corey Connolly

  Last Saturday, March 26th, just two days before his 60th birthday, the man behind the world famous Telemarktips.com, Mitch Weber, passed away. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, daughter Allison, son Neil, and step-son Jt, plus close friends like Big Tim, Mitch’s “manager” and countless friends and friendships made through the online community he …

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Feb 14 2016

Interview with Mitch Weber – Telemark Tips founder

Mitch Weber rippin' tele's in the Wasatch.

Note: (Updated 28mar16: Since republishing this article Mitch Weber passed away March 26, 2016. Cancer was the culprit.) This interview first ran in Telemark Skier Magazine #8 in 2006, near the peak of the websites popularity. Since then Telemark Tips and the associated forum, Telemark Talk ceased publishing on the world wide web. The forum …

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May 08 2015

Il Passo in Curva – Telemark

A quick little vid that shows why telemarking became fashionable. These guys make it look easy and they’re doing it on inferior equipment, or so we like to think. Don’t know much Italian? Just watch the skiers. In case you’re in a dry state, here’s a little diversion for the weekend. If you’re in California, …

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Apr 06 2015

EJ’s story: Right legs are over rated

EJ's back on his feet.

Note: This story was first published in Couloir magazine XIX-5, Spring 2007. It was the beginning of a new life for EJ that began nine years ago. He is working on writing a book about what has happened since, and the lessons learned. To support him in this effort, go to http://www.gofundme.com/ejpoplawski. In the meantime, …

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40th Annual NATO Telemark Festival

It’s the “Mother” of All Telemark Festivals Win a two day Telemark Festival lift ticket! Winner will be chosen randomly from our facebook fans and Newsletter subscribers on March 1, 2014. Good luck! Telemark Festival Lift Tickets * Information * Registration 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily Top floor of Base Lodge. Purchase of a …

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Oct 10 2014

Profile: Rick Borkovec

Rick Borkovec back when it began, 1976, the Teleopithicus Era.

  Whenever apres ski talk turns to the roots of modern telemark skiing in the U.S., one name is mentioned with particular frequency. Rick Borkovec, a 33-year Colorado skier and ex-Crested Butte ski patroller, has often been called one of the seminal figures in the free-your-heels movement. Like any powder-seeker, Borkovec was looking to get …

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