Telemark skiing in the Oetz Valley in the Austrian Alps
One of the oldest skiing techniques in the world
The ancient Norwegians knew that getting around in snow using the Telemark technique was not only efficient but also a lot of fun. Explore a new way of skiing in Obergurgl with our experienced ski instructors.
Whether or not you learn with one pole or try the popular two-pole technique it is certainly an exciting winter sport. The specialised equipment consists of a shoe that bends in the toe area, and a Telemark binding where the heel of your boot is detached from the ski. This detachment, similar to a skitour bindings, allows you to kneel as you turn, creating a deep smooth turn.
Learn how to Telemark - right from the start
To initiate a turn from a neutral base position, increased pressure is placed on the bottom ski that is then actively led to the front. The mountain ski automatically runs through to the back which then completes the classic Telemark stance. It is not only the professional changing to this very physical demanding sport but we have noticed it is an emerging trend. Even advanced snow sport enthusiasts are discovering Telemark skiing as a main sport for themselves.
Skiing open terrain in the Oetz Valley
For all expert skiers, skiing in the open landscape certainly comes recommended. The special Telemarking equipment and technique guarantees skiing excitement especially in untracked powder snow. Come and enjoy our new Ski Show “skiVolution” on Tuesday night at 9.00 pm on the Festkogel, – performed by our instructors amongst other spectacles as the very interesting Telemarking technique.
Would you like to learn Telemarking in the Oetz Valley? Please email or come and meet us in our Ski School office.