Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic

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Trip dates: Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Learn to telemark or improve your turns at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in central Massachusetts! Those whose only prior experience is with alpine or XC can learn telemark on easy grades, while intermediate freeheelers will attempt steeper terrain. Metal-edged telemark skis and stiff boots required (rentals available). Small group instruction based on ability and equipment. Ski area is just 1 hour and 10 minutes from Boston and offers 1000' vertical. $60/members, $70/non-members includes lift ticket and instruction (price estimated, may change closer to event date). Register today or inquire at Address questions to Mustafa Varoglu, clinic coordinator. (Prior experience with alpine or xc skiing is necessary.)


  • "Incredible fun! The instructors are top notch telemark skiers, and know the tips and tricks to help you make the changes to improve your turns, or get you to "click in" to make your first turns. The fellow participants are a great bunch. Lunch and apres-
  • "Telemark is much closer to a "surfing" feeling. You can almost hear the Beach Boys singing, 'I wish they all could be telemark turns ....' 'Excitations, Yes!'" ;)

Trip details

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Massachusetts, Central
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Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has been a free heel skier since the mid-1970s. He enjoys cross country skiing at xc ski areas and backcountry locations, and downhill skiing with telemark gear. He also enjoys snowshoeing, cycling, canoeing, and kayaking. He has volunteered for several years with the AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee, first as Trip Coordinator, then as the Committee Chair, now just helping out.

Mustafa Varoglu

A crossover from alpine, I enjoy freeing my mind with free-heel skiing.

Trip location: 
telemark ski tele backcountry free heel skiing novice intermediate clinic workshop
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Trip difficulty: 
Novice to Intermediate


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 
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Fee includes: 
Lift ticket and instruction (price estimated, may change closer to event date)

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Creation date: 
2016-10-17 20:48:40.0
Last updated: 
2016-12-15 16:48:47.293