015- Stephane Riendeau and The Tough Guy Productions

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Hey Guys Rene-Martin here

Welcome to the second season of the Absolute Telemark Tips Podcast.

This episode we meet with Stephane Riendeau, someone I highly respect for is work in telemark scene.

Stephane Riendeau has been creating, producing and editing films for over 10 years.

More than that, Stephane’s film compagny, Tough Guy Production’s have organized and produce anything from telemark movies to big mountain telemark events all the way to Alaska!

Stephane’s passion for adventure has lead him to travel the world, while earning a living from his camera. Stephane has shot and worked for Warren Miller, MTV, HBO, OUTSIDE Television, RSN and many more.

Let’s find out how this Telemark bum has created a career out of desire to ski powder EVERYDAY.



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Here is Stephane’s last movie, it rips. If you want to get stoke for the season, this is it, Tough Guy’s way

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Links to the show:

Tough Guy Productions

Grand Targhee Big Mountain Tele Comp 2016

Dylan Crossman

Stephane’s youtube channel

Unparalleled and  The Lost Season

Moonlight Mountain Gear

Stephane would like to thank his sponsors





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  • Francois Veillette

    Thanks for the interview, it’s always interesting. You talked about the fact that it would be useful to have skis with fish scales so that you could go up without having to put skins. I know a solution for that: use wax!

    I was surprised when I first heard that but it works great and can save time on the right mountain. I learned it from a group telemarking at La montagne Noire, in St-Donat, QC. The approach is long and not very steep. However in a few places there are short fun slopes that you want to do. You don’t want to remove skins to go down 50 meters! Wax is the solution. You can even put skins on top of waxed skis if you need it at some point. And don’t worry, you won’t feel the wax when going down. I was scared the first time I tried it but now I love it!

    Hint: go for a slightly warmer wax than what they suggest and don’t worry about the wax pocket you would have on a normal XC ski: there’s no curvature on your tele skis. You can even put wax on the whole length.

    • Rene-Martin

      Great tip François.

      I have tried on long flats but never uphill.

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