A self proclaimed “Professional Ski Bum,” Paul has been skiing since he was two and freeheeling since 2005.
He has competed in big mountain telemark competitions from Crested Butte Colorado to Alyeska Alaska and won a couple of them.
A mainstay in Powderwhore films, Paul is feartured in “Flakes,” “Breaking Trail,” “Television”, “Elevation,” and their newest film, “Some Thing Else.”
He is excited about coaching and skiing with the youth of telemark as much as possible and fostering a future for the sport.
Talked in this Episode:
Partnering with Jake Sakson, Paul started the Beartooth Basin Telemark Camp that offers two sessions of freeride telemark instruction in June.
Check out telemarkfreeridecamps.com
for more info and register before January 15th for a $200 discount.
Shaun Raksin is a rad telemark skier.
She is considered one of the best Big Mountain telemark skier on the planet. Let’s dive in her life as a pro telemark skier. Let’s see exactly how she became one of the top telemark female athlete on the planet. Listen up to the story of Shaun Raskin
Today we meet with Josh Madsen.
He’s been exclusively a telemark skier since 1992. Loving it. He’s been a sponsored athlete since 2002. In 2004, he started a webzine called FreeheelLife.com that ran until 2008. He’s appeared in several movie productions including Warren Miller’s Higher Ground (2005) as well as many independent telemark movies. He’s produced, filmed, edited and toured internationally 5 of my own telemark movies. He was the Editor of Telemark Skier Magazine 2009-12. He then purchased Telemark Skier Magazine in 2012. He’s just opened Freeheel Life Telemark Ski Shop in 2014.
Nobody is really doing this, we can really make it OUR OWN
Link to this episode
Unparalleled II (Links to amazon to buy the movie, I have not found a youtube preview. One left for sale!
and Big Cottonwood
Josh on the web
A few of Josh edits that we talked in the interview.
Dave Bombard is the owner of Bishop binding Company. More than just a business man, he’s really just a passionate telemark skier, doubled with a engineer and MBA background. When I meet with Dave, I only saw the telemark skier. His passion is at the core of his life and you will discover a true ambassador for the sport.
Discover your inner ski bum with this inspiring story. Nanou went from literally a top cancer researcher in a laboratory to full time pro patrol in a year. After nearly a decade of her inner voice talking, she took a leap of fate and fulfilled her dream, drove out west and telemarked day in and day out.
A lot of these GREAT pictures are from William Eaton. A big thanks for letting me post them here. You can see his work on Instagram @Williameatonphoto
Dickie is a hall of fame first pick in the telemark scene. It is said he has taught more poeple how to telemark than anybody on the planet. He is the founder of the North American Telemark Organisation or NATO and organiser of the North American Telemark Festival in Mad river Glen who is celebrating its 40th aniversary this year. And the list goes on…
Let’s meet one of the most influencial character of the telemark scene in North America in the last… did I say 40 years!
An example ogf what Dickie Hall early season war machine might look like.
Going to Alaska before people where going to Alaska to ski.
Links talked in this Episode:
NATO, Dickie’s organisation, home of all clinics, trips and more
Killington ski resort
Pico ski resort. Where Dickie had the first telemark festival.
The NATF, The Mother of ALL festival, the 40th aniversary will be just awesome. Put it on your calendar, March 7-8 2015
Mad River Glen, 100% wild, 100% mad
Backcountry skiing next to my house, Jacques-Cartier National Park
Brian Mohr & Emily Jonhson from the Adventure Skier
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Marc-André Béliveau interview by TGR
The original telemark skis with Edges, Karhu Titan.
The Famous single chair at Mad River Glen.
Devon Wright is a telemark racer on the US national team and a solid freerider. In his early twenty’s, his goal is to telemark around the world and to compete in what he describes the best competitive community on the planet. Telemark tribe, join us in this awesome story, with one of the best telemark skier on the planet
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Craig is a reference in telemark gear. His reviews are well documented and renowned. In the end, Craig ends up being a super passionate person and a true story teller. Embark with us in his journey to a quarter century of BC and Telemark experience.
Links talked in the episode:
The original Alpine touring binding: The ramer
First plastic telemark boot : Terminator
We talked about a lot of binding models, See Craig’s binding review
Music for the show:
In this episode, we meet with a true product developer. Fortunately for us, his cousin introduced him to telemark. The first thing he realized, the bindings on the market where not the sport’s greatest assets. Discover the Meidjo, the new binding that is a cross over between NTN and TTS.
Links from the episodes:
Pierre’s web site The-M-Equipment, the Meidjo binding
Telemark Pyrennees, online telemark store : See the Meidjo for sale
Frank Telemarcoeur from telemarcoeur.com
Meidjo telemark festival: one cool telemark festival
Seb Mayer, Pro Telemark skier
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Videos of the Meidjo binding
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