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Ski the Old-Fashioned Way



    Bear Valley will host the 15th annual Telemark Ski Festival in a couple weeks where people can literally kick up their heels with enthusiasts across the state who are expected to flock to the small alpine village.

    The festival is Feb. 11-13 at Bear Valley Mountain Resort.

    Telemark skiing is free-heel skiing that, once mastered, leads to a stylish execution of turns. "Often alpine skiers hit a plateau and telemark skiing helps them break out of this rut by teaching a balanced and stable stance which leads to better overall skiing technique. Plus telemark skiing it’s a fun and stylish way to ski," says festival director Aaron Johnson.

    So come out to Bear Valley and learn something new.