Tag Archive: telemark

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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Aug 21 2013

Skiing down, tele up? Sifting through SIA’s data.

Partitioning snow sliders by their tools.

  The latest Participation Report from SIA indicates a few trends you might expect, and one that continues to confound the free heel faithful. As you would expect after two years in a row with below normal snow levels participation in skiing was down this last year, but only by 2% according to the SIA …

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Aug 19 2013

Telemarktips.com (1998-2013): RIP

Mitch Weber, brains and brawn behind Telemarktips.com

  Telemark may not be dead, but the forum that every fool free heeler used to hang out at, Mitch’s Bar, aka telemarktips.com, has pulled the plug. May it rest in peace. Born the brainchild of one Mitch Weber, Telemarktips burst on to the scene in 1998 to fulfill the hole created when another fledgling …

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Jul 15 2013

Profile: Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard - more than a mountaineer.

What’s wrong with getting lost? It may be the best trip of your life. You can’t get lost in this world anyway! In the lower 48, the most remote spot is a little piece of land in the Teton Wilderness—between Jackson and Yellowstone, 23 miles from the nearest road. That is as remote as you can get.

So that means you are within a day’s walk of a road. You can’t get lost. In fact, you should get lost. You know, if you don’t stick your neck out, don’t leave the ten essentials behind, you’re never going to have an adventure. You’ll never have what I consider to be a great day.

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