Definition of telemark in English:
A turn in downhill skiing or a landing style in ski jumping with one ski advanced and the knees bent.
- Ken was the better skier - his diagonal stride more graceful, his skating technique cleaner, his telemark turn stronger.
- As we dropped in elevation, the snow improved, getting lighter and deeper with each telemark turn.
- An accomplished telemark skier appears to be dancing down the hill - rhythmically changing lead skis, dropping a knee, heel lifted on the trailing ski.
verb[no object] Back to top
Perform a telemark while skiing: they went telemarking silently through the trees
More example sentences
- Free-heel skiing refers to what's often called telemarking or ‘tele, ‘and means skiing without your heels latched down, often using the genuflect-style telemark turn.’
- Although the trees seemed tight, the consistently deep snow made telemarking easy.
- The enormously popular Outing Club runs local climbing, telemarking, and backpacking trips, as well as summer expeditions to South America and Alaska.
Early 20th century: named after Telemark, the district in Norway, where it originated.
Words that rhyme with telemarkseamark • Bismarck
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