Mt. Ashland honors World Telemark Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland honored telemark skiers earlier today to commemorate World Telemark Day.

Mt. Ashland general manager, Hiram Towle, says telemark skiing is a combination of unique techniques on the slopes.

He says the ‘telemark turn’ is the most famous part of the technique, which was developed back in the 1800’s.

“Most people just would point it down hill and would use their skis as snowshoes for over the snow transportation, and it was the style of dropping the knee, the signature of the telemark turn,” said Towle.

He says people who came to Mt. Ashland dressed in costume to commemorate World Telemark Day were given ski passes and other small prizes.

He adds around 100 people participated.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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