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Telemark skiing celebrated at Whitecap


March 10, 2020

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Nate Stephenson, a telemark skier from Wrenshall, Minnesota, smiles after he navigated his way down a hill full of trees adjacent to the slopes of Whitecap Mountain Resort. He was taking part in World Telemark Day along with dozens of other telemark skiers from around the region.


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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)...

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