Telemark-Only Festival

Celebrate the turn in a strictly free heel event

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski at a resort with just telemark skiers? From May 1-5, 2019 in Schilthorn, Switzerland telemark skiers from around the world will experience exactly that during the 4th annual Telemark-Only festival. “Mürren and Schilthorn are very beautiful places with a long history of skiing,” said event organizer Paul Flück. “It’s the perfect place to celebrate Telemark-Only, which is unique because it’s an event with only telemark skiers.”

Photo: Diego Schläppi – Telemark Only

With over 500 telemarkers in attendance last year, Telemark-Only gives these skiers the opportunity to fully enjoy the vibrant community of telemark, and most importantly, drop some knees together. A history lesson will also be provided Saturday night with a showing of The Awakening, a presentation by Ace Kvale. This film documents the early days on leather boots, 3 pin bindings, and straight skis in the big mountains of Verbier, Switzerland.

Photo: Diego Schläppi – Telemark Only

Festival activities include Apres parties, live music, and dinners. In addition, there will be various workshops where skiers can hone their skills or learn new ones. Free NTN telemark demos will also be available from Rottefella, 22 Designs, The M Equipment, Scott, Scarpa and Crispi so skiers can try out different gear.

Telemark-Only festival welcomes all who wish to travel to the beautiful Swiss Alps to honor the art of the free heel. Packages including lift tickets, lodging, and meals start at 295 CHF and can be booked at www.telemark-only.com

Photo: Christian Egelmair – Telemark Only
Photo: Christian Egelmair – Telemark Only

 

Event Schedule:

Wednesday 1. May 2019

  • 19.00 – 20.00 h – Welcome Apéro – Hotel Alpenruh, Mürren
  • 20.00 h – Fondue Talon Libre – Hotel Alpenruh, Mürren

Thursday, 2. May 2019

  • 08.00 – 14.00 h – Telemark Skiing – Schilthorn
  • 15.00 – 18.00 h – Après Ski and Live Music – Terrace Hotel Bellevue, Mürren
  • 19.00 h – Telemark Diner and more – Hotel Alpenruh, Mürren

Friday 3. May 2019

  • 08.00 – 14.00 h – Telemark Skiing – Schilthorn
  • 09.00 – 14.00 h – Free NTN Telemark Demos – Birg
  • 09.00 – 13.00 h – Backside Ski Tour – Schilthorn
  • Workshops: Avalanche & Freeride; Telestyle; Freestyle
  • 10.00 – 13.00 h – Beginner classes – Birg
  • 13.00 – 15.00 h – Apéro und Live Music – Birg
  • 15.00 – 18.00 h – Free Heel Barbecue – Birg
  • 19.00 – 23.00 h – Telemark Night – Mürren

Saturday 4. May 2019

  • 08.00 – 14.00 h – Telemark Skiing – Schilthorn
  • 09.00 – 14.00 h – Free NTN Telemark Demos – Birg
  • 09.00 – 13.00 h – Backside Ski Tour – Schilthorn
  • Workshops: Avalanche & Freeride; Telestyle; Freestyle
  • 10.00 – 13.00 h – Beginner classes – Birg
  • 13.00 – 15.00 h – Apéro und Live Music -Birg
  • 17.00 – 20.00 h -Sunset Diner – Schilthorn
  • 19.00 – 23.00 h – Telemark Night – Mürren

Sunday 5. May 2019:

  • 08.00 – 14.00 h – Telemark Skiing – Schilthorn
  • 09.00 – 14.00 h – Telemark test village – Birg
  • 09.00 – 13.00 h – Backside Ski Tour – Schilthorn
  • Workshops: Avalanche & Freeride; Telestyle; Freestyle
  • 10.00 – 13.00 h – Beginner classes – Birg
  • 14.00 – 16.00 h – The End of Season Party – Birg

 

 

 

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