Dancing down a mountain on Telemark skis may be the ultimate combination of elegance and raging speed.
In the 1870s, Sondre Norheim from Telemark revolutionised skiing and introduced the discipline we today know as Telemark skiing. He began using stiff bindings around the heel so that the skier could turn and jump without losing his skies. The ski he constructed was narrow at the middle and became the prototype for all later ski production. Today, Telemark skiing is practised by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts all over the world. You can easily spot them as they dance their way down the mountainsides.
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Photo by Fredrik Schenholm
Travel tip: From the middle of November until the end of January, the sun does not rise at all in parts of Northern Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. October, February and March are the best months for seeing the Northern Lights. Do you want to ski under the Northern Lights?