Friday, January 16, 2009

Why try Telemarking

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by Josh Baker

We stood atop Smooth Sailing, an excellent Blue run at Nub's Nob in Harbor Springs, my student and I, our tele tips poised on the edge. An excellent alpine skier and snowboarder is he, yet we were waiting, seeking out the best looking line. We hemmed, we hawed, we talked about weighting the skis and staying low in the tele turn all the way through; then, after much fidgeting, we plunged.

Telemarking is about two things, in my simple mind...

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