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Telemark skiing celebrated at Whitecap

By TOM LAVENTURE

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UPSON, Wis. — It was a celebration of the “FreeHeelers” and the “tele-turn” this weekend as skiers from around the region attended World Telemark Day at Whitecap Mountain Resort.

Keith Opperman, the designated “Midwest Telemark Ambassador” for Telemarkdown, a ski manufacturer in New Hampshire, said he and fellow telemark skiers Steve Benson and Matt Menders, organized the free demonstration event with equipment provided by the manufacturer.

“It’s been six years since there was a demonstration event in the (northwest Wisconsin)...