After many requests, here’s a resource page. A page that covers all Absolute Telemark uses on the field and on the Internet. A page that you can always come to for all of your telemark needs. Bookmark this page as it’s going to be updated regularly.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these products/services, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your telemark goals.
MY OTHER ENDAVOUR:
GOLH.tv : The Great Outdoors Learning Hub or G-Ō-L for short. My second website, where we talk about backcountry ski touring, mountain biking, camping. Comprehensive backcountry ski touring courses to increase confidence, performance, and fun
Vertigo Aventure: This is where I guide during the winter, it’s a coop who focuses on backcoutry touring in one of the nicest exclusive area in the Chic-Chocs. The best ski touring experienced in the EAST. Confirmed skiers only, the terrain is chalenging
Ski Chic-Chocs (cat ski and touring) For day guided in the Chic-Chocs. This company have access to the beautiful «Mines Madeleines». High alpine and lots of snow is accessed after a 45 minutes snowmobile/catski ride.
Marc-Andre Belliveau. Marc-André is a terrific musician. Marc-André’s experience as one of the best skier of his era, bubded with his soft and easy personality are not to be past by. You can buy his music on Itunes here. Marc-André music will be in our Youtube video and our telemark tutorial series. Cause I’m easy…
This is some of the equipment we use on a day to day basis. Please note that I have a sponsorship with Black Diamond Equipment.
Helio 115, Black Diamond. Rocker tip to tradition camber, 115mm underfoot. Used for long tours, guiding, this is my favorite ski. I will still be skiing this one for a few years before replacing.
Crispi World Cup EVO. You can’t go wrong with stiffness. For me, this is the only boot that ticks all the boxes. My boot for the last 4 years. Stiff, NTN, with low tech inserts, front and back. Be careful if you are not a powerful or heavy rider, this boot might be too much. You could go for the NTN Evo
Meido 3.0, by The-M-Equipment. Most complete telemark binding. NTN, low tech, releasable, can add an alpine heelset. This is just a great binding. On my touring ski.
22 Designs, Lynx or Outlaw X. 22D is probably the biggest telemark binding compagny world wide. They build solid product that you can count on. Their designs are always very innovative and the always put the ski sensations first.
Bishop, BMF Binding can compete with the Outlaw X fin all aspects. If you want the burly on piste binding, you gotta try this badass metal binding.
OTHER SNOW STUFF
JetForce SAGA 40 backpack. Black Diamond Equipment. Just the best pack out there. 34 L of real space, the rest is used for the air bag. If you are serious about the backcountry, air bag is trully a must in my mind. I have never been cought in an avalanche but if I were, I know I have a greater chance of survyving with this bag. Yes it’s heavy than a normal pack, but the benefits outweights (lol) it’s burden.
Telekneesis Kneepad. Black Diamond. A must for any winter sports. I even wear then tobogganing with the kids. It’s not about your “knee can touch your skis” anymore, it’s just about comfort, warmth, an occasional safety.
Any Helmet that fits. I don’t have one particular to recommend. Safety is a concern, but it really is about comfort, no hat can beat a light and well fitted helmet. It can take me a few months to find a comfortable one. Look for one that fits with your goggles, that is light and that you can hear things around you.
Here are the telemark shop I recommend, with all of them, you can order online or at least call them to have it shipped to you. I have delt with all of them and I have a great relationship that allows me to recommand them :
Gendron Sport, Rimouski. The only place I know where you can find pretty much all brands, replacement parts, sizing and knowledge in my province. Really a great small dedicated shop. USA
TelemarkDown, Maine and Connecticut. The Fey Brothers are trully passionate people. They are the number one shop in the country for sure. I llove Erik Fey’s easy oersonnality. They really are service oriented shop.
Telemark Pyrenee. Much more than just telemark, they have a lot of inventory and some great deals from time to time.
Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips. by Allen O’bannon and Mike Clelland. What everyone should read. Best book and fun illustration make it easy to learn stuff. Freeheelers get ready to rip. I love this book.
Free-Heel Skiing by Paul Parker. More technical. This is for the Wis that want more.
Mountaineering Freedom Of the Hills Bible on Mountaineering. An absolute must for ski mountaineering, understanding the mountains.
100 $ Startup, by Chris Guillebeau. The book that really got me into this project. Although I had this in the back of my head, the final push came from this easy to read, super motivating book. Great gift idea.
Snowchasers. Evans Parent, interviewed in our top telemark skier series, has been traveling the world to telemark. Lucky him. See his blog and be amaze by his discoveries, stories and deep snow adventures. http://snowchasers.blogspot.com/
POW canada: Protect Our Winters Canada is a passionate community of enthusiasts, professional athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to advocate for policy solutions to climate change.
The Ski Girl : the Ski Girl is a complete website for basic and general information on alpine skiing. If you want to know it all on alpine ski boots, skis, binding, check her website:
SnowSpirit: Telemark in Poland with this cool crew (In Polish) The reference for telemark skier in Poland