Telemark Gear

The best telemark gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 30, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Telemark Product Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Asnes X-Skin 58mm Mohair

A lightweight, short skin that integrates with Åsnes skis via dependable locking system. Gives a solid kick and moderate climbing power while still allowing some glide on easy terrain, at 1/4 to 1/3 the weight of a full-length skin. Small enough to fit a pair in a chest pocket. Ideal for hut-to-hut trips, and good skiers can take them to the summits. As backcountry or mountaineering skis have gotten bigger, skins have followed along. My full-length skins for my biggest skis, G3 Finder 107s, weigh… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Leki Guide Lite V

For this review, I'm going to break the Leki Guide Lite V ski pole into each of its components and go over each one separately, since I have some very mixed feelings about the pole. Pole Body The main body of the Guide Lite V pole is a two-piece, all-aluminum construction adjustable from 110 to 140 centimeters. The construction of the pole itself is more or less what you'd expect from a high-end ski pole designed for backcountry skiers. Due to its all-aluminum design, the Guide Lite V is slightly… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Compactor Ski Poles

Lighter, faster, and easier to use than other poles, yet worries about durability linger. Despite the worries, I really like these poles. Summary: From Black Diamond: "The aluminum compactor pole adjusts between popular pole lengths and uses an internal Kevlar cord to instantly break down to packable size and redeploys in a flash. One, rock solid, point of adjustment means you can keep moving instead of being the one always fiddling with your poles." I trek on my ski poles. Or maybe I should say… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Volkl Attiva Aurora

"Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman" just like SECRET deodorant used to be! Ha Ha. If you read my intro and thought "Oh no, he's reviewing women's deodorant", you'll be sadly mistaken. In fact, I'm reviewing a pair of alpine (downhill) skis. Full disclosure: I'm a 6'1" and ~230lb adult man who proudly and confidently rides this pair of Volkl women's skis. I'll start with a little backstory for context: in the fall of 2014, I was not yet an alpine skier. I had attempted to ski on ONE… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
G3 Expedition Skins

Decent traction but a bit less glide than other brands. Tip metal loops need RIVETING to stay attached! Tail clips are fine. My G3 Expedition skins are 10 years old but still work OK even though getting worn down a bit and needing seasonal re-applications of glue. My gripe is that the metal loops (which must be sized for your wide or narrow ski tips) tend to let go when the self-glued skin that doubles back to hold them lets go. I had to rivet my loops in place. Newer style "tip pockets" may be… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Line Skis Mastermind

Great short, light skis for skinning and riding most conditions. These skis came to me via Craigslist. They had been purchased and mounted with touring bindings in 2014 and never ridden for two years. I drove across the state to swoop up this deal. These are the first brand-new skis I have purchased. I got them in 172cm, which is a little short for me but that was sort of the plan since I am a moderate skier and I intend to carry them places.  Dimensions: 115/85/112 (@172cm) More specs: http://www.skis.com/Line-Mastermind-Skis-2014/314376P,default,pd.html… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Atomic Blog

Lovely skis! Really like them!! Sadly I need to buy new skis this year, but will definitely buy Atomic skis! I love skiing. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
G3 Targa

Not the binding you want if you are an aggressive telemarker. Was a good binding to learn on, if only because it was hard to ski! This was my first telemark binding, and I used it for about half a season, probably 50 days. It was used at the time I bought it. I was impressed that they held up, given that I had heard a lot of horror stories of these breaking.  First off, let's start with the pros: These are super light, super easy to mount and switch out parts as necessary, and they work.  The… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
TwentyTwo Designs Axl

Absolute best binding for touring and performance. Easy switching between modes and resistance levels. Sturdy. This is the perfect backcountry binding for the true telemarker.  First off, we have to start with the performance. The free release touring mode makes going up a cinch because you have zero resistance on your heel. It's very easy to switch between modes, you just use your pole and the ski can stay on. Once in ski mode, it skis like an aggressive alpine Tele binding. It is not quite as… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Traverse Pole Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$52 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Compactor Ski Poles Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$84 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Expedition 3 Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$65 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 120 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$430 - $530
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Pin Ski Poles Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TwentyTwo Designs Axl Binding
$277 - $369
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ascension STS Climbing Skins Climbing Skin
$104 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Whippet Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$100 - $124
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Deploy TR-3 Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$160
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa T2 Eco Boot
$428 - $600
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Leki Guide Lite V Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$170
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Scott Voodoo Boot
$360 - $599
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Leki Vario XS Rigid Trekking Pole / Pole
$60
Leki Worldcup Racing GS Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$127
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Armada Magic J Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dynastar Cham 97 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Mantra Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Convert Ski Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ski Logik Ullr's Chariot Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$750 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond AMPerage Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Titan Atlas Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol SOUL 7 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Volkl Attiva Aurora Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asnes X-Skin 58mm Mohair Climbing Skin
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Zero G 95 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Rocker2 108 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Kung Fujas Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$750 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Line Skis Mastermind Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Armada JJ Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Black Diamond Aspect Ski Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$629 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Atomic Blog Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins Climbing Skin
$190 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Expedition Skins Climbing Skin
$99 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Targa Binding
$207 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Terminator X Boot
$669 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots Boot
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Voodoo Boot
$730 MSRP
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asnes Combi Combat Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 65 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
K2 LockJaw Carbon/Alu Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Shuksan Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
discontinued

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