a turn in which a skier places one ski far forward of the other and gradually angles the tip of the forward ski inward in the direction to be turned.
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How to use telemark in a sentence
We were horrified but still did a lap through the telemark course while Peter kept looking at the wet ash stuck to his gloves.
There was a telemark race going on right below it, so another patroller, Peter, and I planned to ski a lap through the course after checking out the mysterious spot that had caught our attention.
In the two years I’ve been learning to telemark, I’ve felt like I was dancing exactly 2½ times.
The neighbouring Jonksnut (2950 ft.) commands extensive views of the telemark.
Bjaaland prepared for an elegant "telemark swing," and executed it in fine style.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 | Roald Amundsen
A fall is avoided as before by dropping into the telemark position.
Only run in telemark position until you are certain that you have your balance.
If, however, there are any undulations—however small—you had better run down a steep slope in the telemark position.
British Dictionary definitions for telemark
skiing a turn in which one ski is placed far forward of the other and turned gradually inwards
a step in ballroom dancing involving a heel pivot
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