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The Freeheel Life Podcast

Mar 30, 2020

Keith Calhoun is from North Carolina and was part of the 2nd wave of Telemark skiers in Crested Butte in the late 1970s. He helped pioneer some of the early Telemark ski racing during that time as well as influence the equipment that was being used, including Steincomp style boots.

He currently lives back in North...

Mar 23, 2020

Cities, ski resorts and mountain areas have closed due to the Coronavirus. So this week Josh takes you on a vicarious journey, via a little storytelling, to Moena, Italy to the first time he visited the Scufons and the Scufoneda Telemark festival. He goes in search of Spartico's cabin, enjoys the mountain disco of the...

Mar 16, 2020

The waters can often look a bit murky when it comes to tech toe Telemark bindings. So today Josh brings on Craig Dostie, the gear guru from our own Telemark Skier Magazine along with Taylor Johnson, the Freeheel Life Telemark Shop Manager. 

The three of them breakdown where tech toe Telemark came from. What it's good...

Mar 9, 2020

Chris Valiante started skiing when he was five in Jackson, Wyoming and it didn’t take long for the sport to become the foundation for his life. While studying engineering at Clarkson University in the late 90’s, Valiante met Collins Pringle, a native of Homer, New York. 

In the summer of 2003, Valiante moved back to...

Mar 2, 2020

Morgedal, Norway is where the Telemark turn all began. This week Josh dives into the top 5 things he learned on his first visit to the area back in 2010:

1. The Terrain

2. Boots, Skis, & Bindings

3. The Truth behind the lurk

4. Olympic history

5. Why jumping is so important to Telemark skiers


Morgedal is...