Telemark Lesson Series - 2024

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Course

Telemark Lesson Series

Telemark lesson series for all ages and all abilities, from downhill skiers who have never tried tele-skis, to intermediate and advanced free-healers wanting to hone their off-piste skills.


Improve your telemark skills without long lift lines in a very small and friendly group setting.

Alpine skiers, our instructor can help you lift that free heal and bend that knee into your first telemark turn.  If you have some telemark experience, she can provide the coaching you need to hone that turn and take it into the off-piste world of steeps and deeps.  Because that's what it was designed for.

Our multi-week lesson series consist of four two-hour lessons. In 2024, lessons will be offered on four Saturdays:  1/13, 1/27, 2/3 and 2/24.  (This mostly matches the "B" series ski lessons, but with 2/3 swapped for 2/10.)  Since we only have one telemark instructor, we are requiring leader's permission to make sure that the class is made up of students with similar ability levels. 

These lessons are add-ons that require you to also register for day-use or an overnight at Meany Lodge for the same days as your lessons.  Please see the Meany Lodge Calendar to register for day-use or an overnight.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Telemark ski gear, and your helmet.   Please bring your own or rent equipment in town - the Snow Sports Director ( can help answer your questions.  The Mountaineers does not provide you with equipment, and we do not have equipment to rent at the Lodge.  

Attempting to telemark ski with AT (Randonee) gear is not recommended.  While the telemark stance can be useful when touring undulating terrain, most AT bindings are not robust enough to handle the forces generated by the telemark turn.

Helmets are strongly recommended.

Handwear: The rope tow wears out gloves and mitts quickly, so we recommend wearing leather work gloves over glove liners.  Welding gloves also work well.  Meany also has several styles of leather over-mitt protectors available for sale.   Most people stay plenty warm while skiing.  We recommend bringing a separate pair of warm mitts to wear while you are not riding.  

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.