Telemark and Backcountry Skiing in the Northwest
Born in Norway, telemark skiing is a style of skiing where the ski boot is attached to the ski only at the toe and ball of the foot. This enables the skier to climb comfortably with skis on foot and still descend with control and grace that defines the telemark turn. This style of skiing evolved in Scandinavia and North America from narrow lightweight touring skis in the 1970's to the high performance skis and boots of today. You don't have to be an extreme skier to enjoy telemark ski touring and mountaineering - there's room for all levels of skiers in the backcountry.
Why ski the backcountry? Epic climbs, the peaceful pace of skiers cutting an uphill track, carving turns in untouched snow and getting out there with good friends. What more could you ask for?
Ski Touring Guides:
Now you can explore backcountry and cross-country ski tours in Washington State created by Dr.Telemark. Click on the Backcountry Northwest or the Ski the Methow tabs to see more info on the ski tour guides and downloads that are available. All products are available on Amazon (streaming standard quality and DVD) and CreateSpace (DVD only). Blu-rays of Ski The Methow will be available in local stores in Winthrop and Mazama, WA..
Ski Touring Short Vids:
Check out the Tele-video page to get a taste of some of the video produced by Telegraphix Studios.