It is believed that Telemark skiing originated in the Telemark region of Norway, and that a man by the name of Sondre Norheim was responsible for perfecting the Telemark turn.
Meanwhile, in Morgedal, a town in the Telemark region of Norway, a man by the name of Sondre Norheim was raising skiing and ski making to an art form.
While it can be performed at lift-serviced downhill ski resorts, like cross-country skiing, Telemark skis are not attached at the heel.
Norheim is credited with developing the first shaped ski, as well as the Telemark turn, where one ski advanced in front of the other.
As such, Telemark skis are often favored by backcountry skiers since the free heeled ski makes it easier to ascend the hills.
Although Sondre Norheim is commonly associated with Telemark skiing, his influence actually extended to all of Alpine skiing.
Both male and female Telemark skiers can attend the annual North American Telemark Organization Telemark Ski Festival.
Special packages can be purchased which include ski or snowboard lessons, freestyle lessons or Telemark skiing.
Special pricing is available if you purchase the lesson, lift ticket and Telemark equipment.
By means of 17 locks was made between lakes Bandak and Nord, giving access to the Telemark district by way of Dalen.