About Skitele

SKITELE.com grew out of the need for a telemark-specific website that truly represents what is currently happening in the telemark community.  Over the past 10 years telemark skiing has seen major developments in equipment and a significant growth in popularity.  We truly feel that the next few years will be monumental to the growth and future of the sport.  With this growth, the need for an online information resource that separates telemark skiing from other forms of winter recreation has also become more necessary. Here at skiTELE.com we will try our best to represent the telemark community accurately and supply the most useful telemark information available. We live and die to drop our knees each and every winter. That is why we have made our homes and developed our lifestyles in one of our favorite telemark communities…Jackson Hole, Wyoming! If you are ever out in our area this winter, please drop us a line so that we can share some turns with you. We are out in the mountains most every day and appreciate every moment out there. Don’t worry, skiTELE.com won’t be taking all the powder…there are only two of us.

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Essential Ice Hockey Equipment

Ice hockey is one of the sports play in Winter Olympics. It originated in Canada, to be exact in Nova Scotia one of Canada’s province near the sea coast. This game...
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Qualities to Look Out For in the Best Ski Slope

If you take a close look at how skiing is almost perfectly played by many sports enthusiasts, you would think that humans are born silly. Fragility is never a hindrance to...
Tips on Skiing

What is Skiing?

Skiing, amusement, game, and method of transportation that includes moving over snow by the utilization of a couple of long, level sprinters called skis, joined or bound to shoes or boots....
Start Skiing

Skiing tips for beginners

Whether you are just getting started or already have some level of proficiency which you gained a few months ago, we will run you down with the most basic and most...
pre ski season workout

Telemark skiing? How it all started

There is worldwide interest in the history of Telemark skiing. That's clearly the impression given to designers of the web site on Sondre Norheim, legendary Norwegian skier and inventor of the...

Telemark Skiing

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Qualities to Look Out For in the Best Ski Slope

If you take a close look at how skiing is almost perfectly played by many sports enthusiasts, you would think that humans are born silly. Fragility is never a hindrance to...
pre ski season workout

Skiing Workout to Help You Improve Your Balance on a Snowboard

Maintaining your balance when skiing downhill is not an easy task as it may seem. If you are a novice in standing on anything slippery like the skis, then you may...
best places to go skiing

Seven Best Places for Skiing and Snowboarding In the World

Whether you want to snowboard or ski during your holiday vacation, choosing the best sites is often paramount. Below is a list of the seven best places in the world you...
Tips on Skiing

What is Skiing?

Skiing, amusement, game, and method of transportation that includes moving over snow by the utilization of a couple of long, level sprinters called skis, joined or bound to shoes or boots....
Start Skiing

Skiing tips for beginners

Whether you are just getting started or already have some level of proficiency which you gained a few months ago, we will run you down with the most basic and most...

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Skiing Workout to Help You Improve Your Balance on a Snowboard

pre ski season workout

Maintaining your balance when skiing downhill is not an easy task as it may seem. If you are a novice in standing on anything slippery like the skis, then you may not know how to respond to a frictionless snowboard when skiing down the hill. This is why it is essential for any skier to do regular workout training that will help improve balance on a snowboard to avoid the possibility of falling and sustaining injuries. In fact, most people believe that having strong legs is an automatic advantage to help ski down the hills without any difficulties. However, it doesn’t help at all if your balance is not attended to. This is a limiting factor that will hinder a successful skiing activity. It is therefore essential to combine both strength and balance training during your routine workouts so that you are capable of using your muscles and balance in…

Skiing tips for beginners

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Whether you are just getting started or already have some level of proficiency which you gained a few months ago, we will run you down with the most basic and most helpful tips to equip you for your next Skiing adventure. Balance. Balance. Balance: One should work towards first finding your balance on the ground. This can be done in multiple ways by remaining in your boots with the goal that the weight from the tongue of the boot feels similarly disseminated from shin to calf. A large portion of your weight ought to be felt between the rear area and the curve of the foot.Find how to “stroll” by on the other hand sliding one ski in front of the other. Follow the concept of running straight: Next, go only a couple of feet up a delicate slant. Your shoulders and hands should look down the slope, while your…

Essential Ice Hockey Equipment

ice hockey safety

Ice hockey is one of the sports play in Winter Olympics. It originated in Canada, to be exact in Nova Scotia one of Canada’s province near the sea coast. This game is being play outdoor during winter because of the need for an ice bed. But as technology evolved it become possible to be hold in a close area or building called rink. Team sport which involves enormous physical contact, body slamming and direct hit. Ice hockey is a fast-paced game and possible incident of hit and injury can happen in a sudden. To prevent major casualties it is advisable that all players are equipped with complete gear. Whether you are a starter, an amateur or professional athlete, this list of equipment is what you need to play this game. Ice Hockey Stick. It is consider one of the important tools on the match. When buying this equipment choose the…

Qualities to Look Out For in the Best Ski Slope

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If you take a close look at how skiing is almost perfectly played by many sports enthusiasts, you would think that humans are born silly. Fragility is never a hindrance to get themselves out of their shelter for the sake of outdoor activities. They can be adaptive and creative in the most unimaginable ways. If you have been wanting to experience the thrill of skiing and it just so happens that you are reading this, you should know that you are not an exemption. Go. Go because you can. However, before you head off to the best ski slope, there are some factors or qualities you need to consider. The Slope is not Susceptible to Avalanches Skiing is indeed a wild form of sports but it does not mean that your safety has to be overlooked. Observe the angle, aspect, course of the fall line and the shape of the…

Seven Best Places for Skiing and Snowboarding In the World

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Whether you want to snowboard or ski during your holiday vacation, choosing the best sites is often paramount. Below is a list of the seven best places in the world you can ever wish to explore regarding skiing and snowboarding. Snowbird, Utah, USA Situated in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird has loads of different and easily accessible terrain, great for both snowboarding and skiing. It boasts of almost 5000 acres of slopes that offer a perfect terrain for skiing and snowboarding. The Snowbird has the most vertical terrain that enables skiers to charge the steeps. The snow available at Snowbird is popularly known for its outstanding lightness with more than two meters of dry powder. Snowbird also provides a tour of the mountain slopes starting from the plaza deck every morning from 9.30 to 10.30am at no cost. Chamonix, France. Exploring the compacted snow against the extraordinary backdrop on the steep…

What is Skiing?

Tips on Skiing

Skiing, amusement, game, and method of transportation that includes moving over snow by the utilization of a couple of long, level sprinters called skis, joined or bound to shoes or boots. Aggressive skiing is isolated into Alpine, Nordic, and free-form occasions. Rivalries are additionally held in occasions, for example, speed skiing and snowboarding. History: Skiing was an ancient movement; the most seasoned known skis date to in the vicinity of 8000 and 7000 BCE and were found in Russia. Early skis have been found in numerous territories of northern Europe: a 4,000-year-old shake cutting portraying skis was found close to the Arctic Circle in Norway, and several ski parts that are 1,000 to 3,500 years of age have been found in swamps in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. A portion of the principal skis was short and wide, looking like snowshoes more than present-day skis. Skiing positively was not bound to…

Telemark skiing? How it all started

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There is worldwide interest in the history of Telemark skiing. That’s clearly the impression given to designers of the web site on Sondre Norheim, legendary Norwegian skier and inventor of the Telemark style. Since the site was launched last summer, people from over fifty countries in all parts of the world have visited www.sondrenorheim.com. Most visitors live in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia and southern Europe, but also countries like Japan, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Belize and Saudi Arabia are represented. It’s great that so many people are interested in how it all began, say Anne-Gry Blikom and Eivind Molde, Norwegian journalists who created the web site. We hope that people who visit the site will learn something new about this important part of the history of skiing. Sondre Norheim, born in Morgedal, Telemark in 1825, is known worldwide as the Father of Modern Skiing. This poor cotter from the Norwegian…

Spanish National Team member wins the Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally at Crested Butte

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Backcountry athletes swarmed Crested Butte, Colorado to participate in the first Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally to be held in that state. The second stop of 2003 series proved to be an exciting international competition. Toti Bes, of the Spanish National Ski-Mountaineering Team, completed the course in an amazing one hour 50 minute time. Fellow team member Alforso Gaston placed second, and local Crested Butte ski patroller, Ethan Passant came in third. Crested Butte women took first and second. Dawn French won the women’s racing category with a time of two hours 29 minutes. Janae Deverell just edged out Monique Merrill, of Breckenridge, for second place. “The Crested Butte course was the most challenging to date. Eric Baum, and the rest of Crested Butte ski patrol, did a fabulous job plotting and setting the course. This course has raised the bar for the rest of the competitions,” stated John Scott Executive Vice-President…

Black Diamond AvaLung Breathes Life Into Avalanche Awareness

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With major avalanches gaining headlines throughout North America, Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in climbing and backcountry gear, continues to gain field acceptance for the innovative AvaLung among snow professionals, patrollers and operators of helicopter skiing outfits. ³We are exceptionally pleased with how the AvaLung 2 is steadily becoming a part of the standard backcountry avalanche kit,² states Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond CEO ³ From the beginning, we realized that the AvaLung would only gain acceptance with serious users over time. The AvaLung has proven itıs utility in the field and is continuing to gain international acceptance with avalanche forecasters, patrollers and backcountry guides.² In the past month, major slides have claimed the lives of backcountry skiers in Canada, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Avalanches have reached headline status in major newspapers across the country while the Canadian Government is considering a national policy for winter backcountry recreation in…

G3 Avalanche Probe Recall or Retrofit

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G3 Genuine Guide Gear Inc. has investigated a potential defect associated with the assembly of 2002/03 G3 Professional and Industrial Avalanche Probes. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), G3 is voluntarily announcing a Recall of 2002/03 G3 Professional and Industrial Avalanche Probes and issuing a Product Advisory for all G3 Avalanche Probes purchased prior to August 2002. 2002.03 G3 PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL AVALANCHE PROBE RECALL A small number of cable locking tension mechanisms in 2002/03 G3 Avalanche Probes have failed during attempts to assemble the probes. This poses a potential for delay in the search and rescue of possible avalanche victims. Any probe purchased after August 2002 must be returned to your G3 Dealer. Your probe will be tested by G3, repaired if necessary and clearly marked before returning it to your dealer. 2002/03 G3 Avalanche Probes are identified with ‘PROFESSIONAL’ or ‘INDUSTRIAL’ markings as shown…