Tag Archive: telemark

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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39th Annual NATO Telemark Festival at MRG

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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Mar 04 2014

Technique: Installing inserts for ski bindings

Installing inserts, e.g. Keensert®

  For the average skier, using inserts to mount your bindings is overkill. As long as you do a decent job and put the screws in straight, with a dab of wood glue to seal and bond the screw, you will not have any issues with your bindings ripping out. The exception is with aggressive …

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Oct 07 2013

Telemarking: Neither Dead Nor Stupid

Maching down low with broken heels and knee to ski.

IOW — Why Tele? As if it isn’t apparent, let me start out by reminding you that tele ain’t dead. The reports of the demise of the telemark tribe are over stated, fueled by mob mentality, juvenile thinking, and reliance on equipment sales to judge interest. Interest is not defined by consumerism, but the passion …

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