Telemark Skiing

Novice Telemark Skiing

Telemarking is a niche, lift area and backcountry ski technique that frees the heel to allow for graceful, arcing turns. In this full-day lesson, you'll get a solid foundation of basic telemark skills— position, balance, control and turns. We will have you smoothly linking one turn to the next on gentle terrain at Nakiska. Prerequisite: must be comfortable skiing moderate slopes on either downhill or cross-country skis. Includes: CANSI certified telemark instructor. Participants are responsible for transportation, lift tickets and gear.

Intermediate Telemark Skiing

Carve telemark turns on groomers or shred backcountry powder like a pro. In this full-day lesson, you'll learn to effectively use your edges to carve smooth turns, negotiate steeper terrain, integrate the use of your poles for timing and ski with more speed and confidence. Location: Nakiska. Prerequisite: Novice Telemark Skiing. You must be comfortable skiing blue runs on downhill skis. Includes: CANSI certified telemark instructor. Participants are responsible for transportation, lift tickets and gear.

Intro to Backcountry Skiing and Riding Weekend

Do you dream of venturing away from the ski resort crowds and hustle to explore the limitless ski runs and fresh powder snow of the Canadian Rockies backcountry? If you are an intermediate skier who is confident navigating variable and off-piste terrain at the resort then this is the course for you. Join us for a weekend of foundation-level instruction on the essential skills for backcountry skiing, including climbing efficiently with skins, basic companion rescue, and track setting, with a second day tour to get some great powder turns

Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Riding Day

Do you dream of venturing away from the ski resort crowds and hustle to explore the limitless ski runs and fresh powder snow of the Canadian Rockies backcountry? If you are an intermediate skier who is confident navigating variable and off-piste terrain at the resort then this is the course for you. Join us for a day of foundation-level instruction on the essential skills for backcountry skiing, including climbing efficiently with skins, basic companion rescue, and track setting.