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Telemark Skiing

What is Telemark Skiing?

Telemark sking combines your Alpine skis (typically used for downhill skiing) with Nordic skis (typically used for cross-country skiing). Essentially, the skis are attached at the toe and allow you to free your heel as you make your turns down the mountain. The technique originated from Norway, but has a long history here at Bromley Mountain.  

Telemark Clinics

Mid-Winter Ramp Up Telemark Clinic | January 23-24, 2021

Carving and Movement Analysis. This event allows the Telemark skier to specifically be coached on their level of Telemark skiing to date mostly on-piste. Movement analysis, personalized lesson plans are crafted to meet your needs individually is our goal. We will help to discover visual cues and triggers for intrinsic and extrinsic feedback that you can apply as you improve during and after the clinic. Your current skill level should be that your happy to negotiate blue square terrain comfortably on your Telemark equipment. We can a have group movement analysis discussions or solo discussions that identifying target areas and the fixes.  A great clinic to improve your skiing with lots of detail and skiing with the focus just on you! 

Intro to Trees and Bumps Telemark Clinic | February 6-7, 2021

This event will mix tree and bump skiing together because of the many skiable acres around the mountain’s limits. Using what natural and man-made conditions that are present to have a safe and fun skiing coaching sessions. More advanced approaches will be explored for this event using a high degree of individualized coaching geared for the technical, tactical, psychological, and physical applications to help you advance into skiing bumps and trees. All participants should feel comfortable skiing groomed in bounds terrain and inspired to learn more about skiing ungroomed and varying snow conditions. A great clinic to improve your skiing with lots of practice in advance environments with the focus just on you!

Clinic Details:

Rate: $130/per person (max 6 people per clinic)

Time: 9am-3pm

Meets at bottom of Alpine Chair at clinic start time. 

Coach: Greg Paquin.  Bromley Pro Staff:  PSIA DCL/DEV Team Member, L III Nordic/Telemark ,and NATO Trained.  

Reserve your spot in one of our premier Telemark clinics by phone (802.824.5522 ext. 709), or by visiting the Snowsports Desk on site.

Kåre Andersen

The Father of Telemark at Bromley

Kåre Andersen was born on October 1, 1916 in Kolbotn, Norway and was educated in the Norwegian public education system before apprenticing as a tailor. He worked first in Oslo, Norway as a Master Tailor/Designer with his sister Martha before travelling to India in 1953, where he worked until 1957 personally designing outfits for maharajahs, ambassadors and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. In 1957 he travelled to Montreal, Canada before emigrating to the United States in 1958, settling in New Haven, CT.

He continued to work as a Master Tailor/Designer first, with Fenn Feinstein Co and then A. M. Rosenberg Co. of New Haven, CT, personally designing suits for the late President John F. Kennedy, Sargent Shriver, members of the Mellon and Ford families and many others before retiring in 1981 and moving with special friends to VartLand in Londonderry, VT to dedicate himself full time to Telemark skiing, singing, baking and golf.

As a boy, Kåre learned cross-country skiing in order to travel 20 km to school and was a regionally recognized ski jumper. In the USA, Kåre was an early proponent of Telemark skiing and was a PSIA Telemark instructor at Bromley Mountain until he was in his mid 90's. In 1985 he started his annual Telemark ski race, currently held at Bromley Mountain in Peru, VT and is one of the oldest Telemark races in the United States. Kåre was famous for his almond cakes which he gave to sponsors of his race. PSIA made Kåre a lifetime member in 2002 and in 2011, the Kåre Andersen Telemark Center at Bromley was named in his honor.

Kåre was known for his strong tenor and was a member of the Swedish singing groups Nordic Harmoni, Apollo Singing and others. His last concert was in early December. During the summer he was a groundskeeper at Tater Hill Golf Club as well as an active golfer well into his nineties.

He died on December 20, 2012 in Brattleboro, VT; the Kåre Andersen Telemark history at Bromley lives on.