skieda-2003-03-01.jpgTelemark skiing is a term used for skiing using the Telemark turn, which is a technique first popularized by Sondre Norheim in 1868. Unlike alpine skiing equipment, the skis used for telemarking have a binding that only connects the boot to the ski at the toes, just as in cross-country skiing. Telemark turns are led with the heel flat on the outside ski, while the inside ski is pulled beneath the skier’s body with a flexed knee and raised heel. In other words your heel is free… this is why telemark is also referred to as Freeheel. (photo Luigi Martinelli-text Wikipedia)

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