Dec 2018 – Telemark skiing in Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere in December – great snow, lovely scenery, six telemarkers

Six keen telemark skiers went to Val d’Isere in mid December and had a fantastic week of freeheel skiing with Ben Langridge from Telemark Tracks. Loipers (Tim and Penny, Steve and Alan) were joined by friends Ros and Mark plus a friendly Scot who we met in the resort. The coaching from Ben was excellent – ‘The best I have had’ (Alan). We were all skiing much better by the end of the week (style, confidence, etc) but maybe a bit more practice is needed for skiing off-piste. The major breakthrough which we all made was to start the turn before the lead change. Easier said than done, but it can hugely improve your skiing.

Tim Owen telemarking on the last day

Telemark Tracks have a nice website which I recommend you look at