You may have noticed a lot of skiers at Alpine Meadows zipping around with nothing attaching the heels of their boots to the ski! Don’t worry. That is “normal” and nothing to be afraid of. Us freeheelers, knee-droppers or telemarkers, can scralp with the best. And to prove it we rounded up the best Telemark Freeskiers within striking distance of Tahoe (some from as far as Montana) to take their best run through some awesome snow on the Keyhole last month.

We had over 25 competitors in 4 categories ripping all over Keyhole for the Telemark Freeskiing Championships on Friday and Finals on Saturday! We had skiers shooting Marhenkins chute way on skiers right, dropping flips off the castle in the center and picking super gnar lines down Keyhole 1 on the left.

Check out the results of the race here and check out the helmet cam footage from Mike Abarno’s cliff huck. Get your knee dropping chops warmed up for next year with the $159 unlimited spring pass and start dropping the knee down some of the sickest drops in the Tahoe Basin. And if you want to try Telemark Skiing, one of the few rental shops with telemark gear in tahoe is @ Alpine Meadows.

Free your heel – free your mind!