from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A downhill turn performed on cross-country skis in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
  • intransitive v. To execute a telemark or to ski using this turn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A telemark turn.
  • n. Telemark skiing.
  • v. To perform a telemark turn.
  • v. To take part in telemark skiing.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Norwegian, after Telemark, a region of southern Norway.


  • Nonetheless, he related, the market has spoken and providing skis designated as "telemark" has become less important, thus making way for backcountry oriented brands (such as Black Diamond) which don't distinguish telemark from alpine or AT.

    - Lou Dawson's Backcountry Skiing Blog

  • To date I've skied 19 days this winter, both cross-country and telemark side note -- I feel pain in my legs when telemark skiing that far exceeds anything I ever felt in speed skating -- and I trained hard.

    Kristina Groves: From Schedule B to Schedule Me

  • A weekend doesn't go by that Bruce isn't testing his limits by entering some race or climbing some mountain buried in snow for the fleeting pleasure of telemark skiing down it.

    A Rabbi in the Wilderness

  • "And I was the fourth-ranked telemark mogul skier in America."

    A Rabbi in the Wilderness

  • Keith waded bravely in, past decades of castoffs—vintage bicycles, a dollhouse, telemark skis, parts of a Ping-Pong table.


  • I would gone skiing though, telemark skis, but that because I have never used snow shoes and I like to gliiiiiiide ;

    False start to the new year

  • Wayfarer Scientista posted at 1:22 AM when I was learning to telemark ski we always referred to it as "going out to practice our face plants".

    The cat days of February

  • It was several years ago when I was backcountry telemark skiing at about 2,000 feet above Paradise with my pal on a cold winter's day.

    Rep. Jay Inslee: News from the Arctic: Are We on the Edge of a Climate-Change Cliff?

  • And yet, you've never seen a get out the vote effort like the one being mounted here in the mountain biking-telemark skiing-organic produce - capital of the world.

    Sari Levy: Campaign Journal: Inside The Boulder Beltway

  • And I'm not interested in staying where it can get to 20 below zero in the winter - about 75 miles due north of Mt. Whitney - and he's not interested in giving up telemark skiing.

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