Bindings to conquer any tele trial
Originally developed in the Telemark region of Norway, telemark skiing (aptly named, we know) is a niche sport based around carving your way downhill in a lunging posture, which is achieved with the use of toe-only bindings. And if you’re looking for said toe-only bindings, you’re in the right place. So, grab some new telemark bindings, hit your stance and let those heels fly free.
Feel the burn (preferably just in your thighs)
Our how to choose ski bindings article covers the nitty-gritty on picking up your first set of telemark bindings, but we’ll give you the abridged version here. There are two main types of tele bindings to choose from — 75mm or NTN (New Telemark Norm).
The main differences between them are that 75mm telemark bindings have a cable that loops around the back of your boot and no lateral release, while NTN bindings use a springless binding system with a lateral release. At the end of the day, it’s all up to personal preference.
Complete your tele-skiing toolkit
Once you’ve decided on some telemark bindings, use them with a compatible pair of telemark boots to carve your way to victory. And don’t forget to check out our snowsports tips if you need any extra ski season pointers. If you’re asking it, we’ve probably thought to answer it.