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#134 - The Road to a Single Norm — Telemark In today's episode I follow up on a listener suggestion about a possible roadmap back to a single Telemark norm.  EPISODES TO REFERENCE:  #60 - What is Telemark skiing? | The Turn, The History, The Word #4 - 75mm VS. NTN Telemark Boots & Bindings #63 - Is 75mm Telemark Dead Response & Comments #116 - The Death of 75mm w/ Taylor Johnson Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
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#134 - The Road to a Single Norm — Telemark In today's episode I follow up on a listener suggestion about a possible roadmap back to a single Telemark norm.  EPISODES TO REFERENCE:  #60 - What is Telemark skiing? | The Turn, The History, The Word #4 - 75mm VS. NTN Telemark Boots & Bindings #63 - Is 75mm Telemark Dead Response & Comments #116 - The Death of 75mm w/ Taylor Johnson Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#133 - Telemark Only Debrief & Travel Tips with Taylor Johnson This week Freeheel Life GM Taylor Johnson and I sit down to debrief on his adventure to the Telemark Only festival in Schiltorn, Switzerland. This trip was his third to the festival, so it was the perfect time to cover some of the travel hot tips for this festival and ski travel in general.  Follow Tay HERE Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#132 - Ian Blackhall Scott | Emerging Fine Artist & Telemark Skier Inspired by the philosophies and techniques of the 19th century Hudson River School of artists, Ian’s artistic vision is one of revival. He works to restore the classical landscape movement with a modern insight on preservation ethics and reverence for wild spaces. Ian’s goal is not to create a perfect likeness of wild places, rather to communicate the unique feeling of time and place. More often than not, his creative process involves skiing, hiking, or biking to plein air painting locations across the American West. Ian Blackhall Scott WEBSITE  Ian Blackhall Scott on IG: HERE  Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#131 - Sun Valley Tele | Julian Tyo, Kyle Livingston and Brendan Coyle Sun Valley Tele is a loose collective of like-minded skiers keeping the freeheel faith alive in the historic telemark bastion of Sun Valley, Idaho. The current roster took the reigns from local tele personality Danny “Irie” Walton in 2011, with 8-10 “board members” keeping the good times rolling for the last 11 years, mostly via one obnoxious group text. Though details remain hazy, the “organization” has been hosting annual events since the late 70s, persevering though multiple recessions, the advent of Dynafit, housing insecurity and innumerable low snow years before finally being stopped in their tracks by the pandemic in 2020. 2022 marked the triumphant return of the Sun Valley Tele event calendar with regional meetups at Bogus Basin, Soldier Mountain, and Rotarun ski area before culminating April 9th at the traditional Hawaiian Nationals slalom race and demo event. The 2022 Hawaiian Nationals will be remembered by some as “the worst snow we’ve ever skied”, but commemorated by all as “one helluva time” with deep crews and individuals answering the siren’s call from no fewer than 7 states across the west. This year’s Hawaiians highlights included 85 racers, free beer from series sponsor Sawtooth Brewery, the legendary mega-raffle, a DJ, reports of a speakeasy tattoo parlor, and complimentary demos from allies Bishop Bindings and 22 Designs. Sun Valley Tele would like to thank their sponsors, resort partners, Ullr, and most importantly their families for facilitating their continued telemark evangelism. Sun Valley Tele: https://sunvalleytele.square.site/ Sun Valley Tele on IG: @sunvalleytele Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop
#130 - Mike Russell | Backcountry Coordinator at National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) Mike Russell grew up in the farmlands of Delaware, as an athletic kid who was introduced to the Outdoors through Boy Scouts. This exposure to the outdoors at a young age, eventually led him to move to Colorado to pursue big dreams of big mountain skiing. It was in Colorado that he took an instructional clinic and absolutely fell in love with the tele turn. Not only does Mike pursue ski goals for himself, he gives back to the community by organizing and leading backcountry adventures for the National Brotherhood of Skiers. This included bringing a Telemark demo to the NBS annual event last year, where he shared the Telemark turn with countless other snow loving people in the group.  Follow Mike and his endeavors: https://vimeo.com/telemike https://m.facebook.com/tele.mike.5 https://www.instagram.com/tele.mike/ Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#129 - Connie Marshall | Alta Legend & Telemark Skier Connie Marshall is originally from Ohio where she was first introduced to skiing. As a young adult she headed west to Utah where she landed a job in the ticket office at Alta Ski Area.  What she thought would be a couple of seasons in Utah’s powder Mecca, turned into a 44-year career at the iconic ski area in Little Cottonwood Canyon. In the early 1990s she became Alta’s first Marketing & PR Manager and was instrumental during her tenure for bringing Alta to the forefront of ski culture around the world. Her creation of an athlete and photography team over 20 years ago was a key ingredient in keeping ski magazine and movie watchers salivating for the deep days in Utah.  She started Telemark skiing around 1978 when a small group of people that worked at the mountain started picking up gear and learning the turn and she’s still  dropping a knee all of these years later. Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#128 - Ashley Berkowitz | OG @ Freeheel Life Ashley has been with Freeheel Life since day one and helped lay the foundation for the brand and retail shop that we have today. She is originally from Arizona and prior to working at FHL she had only skied once in her life. Although she isn’t the one on the slopes as much as the rest of us, she’s played an integral role in not only getting the business off the ground, but keeping it moving over the past seven years.  We talk about the early days at the retail shop, playing vinyl records, and some other funny behind the scenes stories at the Freeheel Life.  Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop  How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#127 - FHL Protector Ski Pre-Order is LIVE! w/ Taylor Johnson Today I'm joined by FHL GM Taylor Johnson to discuss the Freeheel Life Protector skis. We just dropped a fresh batch for pre-order on the website!  We go even more in-depth about FHL's commitment to manufacturing, what goes into our skis, and reviews from customers who skied on these during this past season. PRE-ORDER PROTECTORS HERE For reference you can find some past podcasts about the concept and story of the Protector series of skis here: #75 - Details on FHL Protector 95 & 105 Skis #2 - What Actually Died in Telemark? Follow Taylor Johnson: HERE Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList   Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop    How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
#126 - Nate Nordell | FHL Manufacturing Manager Nate Nordell is one of our great Freeheel Life employees. He just completed his 3rd year here at FHL as one of our lead sales people and go-to-guys for Used Telemark Gear. He has recently been promoted to our FHL Manufacturing Manager and will be heading up our product production over the summer which will include our Protector line of skis. Follow Nate: HERE Sign-up for the mailing list: https://bit.ly/FHLMailingList Connect with Josh and the Freeheel Life Family  Josh on Instagram and Twitter  Telemark Skier Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Freeheel Life on Instagram and Twitter Shop The Freeheel Life Telemark Shop    How You Can Support Us: Shop Telemark at  FREEHEELLIFE.COM Subscribe & Become a Supporter of TelemarkSkier.com for articles, gear reviews, & more! Email Podcast@freeheellife.com
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