Telemark skiing - also known as "free heel skiing". Unlike alpine skiing equipment, the skis used for telemarking have a binding that only connects the boot to the ski at the toes, just as in cross-country skiing. Telemark turns are led with the heel flat on the outside ski (the downhill ski at the end of the turn), while the inside (uphill) ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel. This form of skiing has become very popular in Hakuba by powder skiing's elite. Learn proper form and powerful techniques to accelerate your telemark skiing ability before exploring the backcountry on one of our guided tours; join in the fun, telemark lesson details are below.
Our school is the ideal ski-in ski-out set-up with our office, meeting area, public toilets, rest area, day-care room, our own "Roots Cafe" serving delicious vegetarian food and drinks and a lift-ticket booth nearby.
Ages: 15 years and over
Levels offered: First time, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Max people per instructor: 4
*ski and snowboard private lessons must be booked separately
*please sign-in at least 15-30 minutes before the lesson starts
*for beginners lessons lift tickets may not be necessary or a "points pass" may be more suitable than a regular pass - please talk with the instructor prior to the lesson
Our guides are native-level English-speaking professionals who are talented at conducting lessons that are safe, controlled, and emphasize proper techniques while having a great time. All instructors hold instructing as well as first-aid certificates. We also have French, German and Spanish speaking instructors available on request.
Complimentary Shuttle Service
For lessons at Happo-one, we offer a complimentary shuttle service before and after lessons provided you are staying within our pick-up area.
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