Hi, my name is Steve Nichipor. I'm a Professional Mountain Guide with Bretton Woods Ski Resort and I'm going to show you Telemark skiing methods. Telemark skis allow you more choices of how to turn than Alpine skis because your heels are not attached to the ski. This adds to the fun and challenge of Telemark skiing. First, Telemark skis turn just like Alpine skis. So, every form of Alpine turn can work on Telemark skis. Parallel turns, stem-christie turns and wedge turns all have a place in Telemark skiing. The main form that distinguishes Telemark skiing from Alpine skiing is called the Telemark turn. The characteristics that distinguish Telemark turns from Alpine turns are the lead change and the raised heel on the trailing ski. When making a Telemark turn, your ski should change edges just like in an Alpine turn. At the same time, your skis make a smooth lead change and as you finish the turn, your inside ski should be trailing your outside ski with the weight on the ball of your foot. Throughout the turn, your weight should stay balanced on both skis. Telemark turns provide a greater workout than Alpine turns as your quads will flex through a much greater range of motion. The best way to learn these techniques is with coaching from a Telemark ski instructor, which will help you progress faster and enjoy skiing even more.