Telemark Gear

The best telemark gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 25, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Telemark Product Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rossignol BC 120

Lightweight, responsive, lots of fun :) I’m having a blast with my Rossi BC 120’s. They’re very light and I feel a nimbleness when wearing them. So far I’ve skinned up fireroads and hiking trails and done some time on the ski hill. Flotation in powder has been acceptable. They handle loose snow with ease and are okay on groomers—just a bit twitchy on ice but easily controlled. I’m pretty new to tele so I can’t make much comparison in regards to other skis but I do feel confident free-heeling… 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 4.5 of 5 stars
Rossignol BC 65

Very good all purpose skis that will work back country and in track. I've had these for like eight years and use them four or five times a year. We like to hit some trails about 10 miles from the house and Yellowstone Cooke City area mostly. These work well in powder out in Yellowstone or in track when we have been there. Good skis, can't go wrong. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond AMPerage

Super playful skis. Stable, will never let you down. Those skis have been following me for five years now. Big mountain, backcountry skiing, skins, name it. They are stable and durable, very playful skis. I am able to go on powder as much as groomed resort skiing (great on ice too!). The only downside from my experience is that the aesthetic coating of the ski peels off on the ends where I clip my skins. But other than that, great product. 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 5 of 5 stars
Meindl Nordic 3-Pin Backcountry Leather Ski Boots

Telemarking is not dead and neither are these boots. Incredible value for money, these boots have lasted me over 30 years. Not much of my gear has done as well as these boots. But after 30 years I am ready for an upgrade. I bought these beautiful Meindl duckbill 3-pin or 75mm boots in the 1980s. They cost a lot of money back then. Pulled them out again this year for a short cross-country / back-country adventure and they still impressed. I never dreamed that they would last 30 (+) years, but they… 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
Blizzard Zero G 95

Light and stiff tails, hold an edge like crazy. Only skied one day on them. So solid. Grip a solid surface at any speed. Would love to ski them on some pow. So light they are easy turn in tele or alpine. 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 - $164
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
$424 - $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
$296 - $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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blizzard Zero G 95 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$700
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rossignol BC 65 Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
$370
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
$480 - $600
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Targa Binding
$50
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Scott Voodoo Boot
$540 - $599
Leki Worldcup Racing GS Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$170
Leki Guide Lite V Alpine Touring/Telemark Pole
$170
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 Combi Combat 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)
G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins Climbing Skin
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: 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
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Voodoo Boot
$730 MSRP
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
K2 Shuksan Alpine Touring/Telemark Ski
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