Telemark Skiing

Our progressive telemark lessons will have you carving arcs in backcountry powder and meeting other telemarkers. Free the heel.


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Ski/Board Tuning Clinic 1

Learn to do a skilled tune-up of your skis or snowboard; including cleaning and base repair, edge sharpening, and waxing. Receive personalized instruction and lots of practice in this 3-hour, hands-on clinic. Please make sure the snowboard, pair of downhill, alpine touring or telemark skis that you bring to the clinic are clean and in decent condition. Maximum 6 students/class. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of all equipment/supplies. 20% off tuning equipment/supplies when purchased.

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.