American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To execute a telemark or to ski using this turn.
- Norwegian, after Telemark, a region of southern Norway. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“And I was the fourth-ranked telemark mogul skier in America.”
“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 ;”
“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".”
“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.”
“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.”
“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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