Telemark, or “free-heel” skiing, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, forms of skiing. It was popularized by a Norweigan, Sondre Norheim, in the late 1860s, who came from the Norwegian county Telemark, and who made the technique famous.
150 years after Sondre Norheim, the Telemark skiing technique is still gaining popularity among enhusiasts, while the equipment has gotten highly technical. Rottefella offer a range of Telemark bindings, from “old school” bindings with a cable running around the heel to our own “New Telemark Norm”, or NTN, binding system.
NTN users experience immediate energy transfer from boot to edge, and a new spring technology provides an even, smooth and adjustable forward flex. Newly developed easy in/easy out release mechanisms mean you never have to bend over to put on your Telemark binding again. With the grip of a ski pole, flick the lever open, step in, and push the lever back down.
Rottefella has partnered with boot producers Scarpa, Crispi and Scott to design boots to work specifically with NTN.