I’ve been skiing for so long that I’ve never felt like I needed to learn the sport. I started off in ski school thanks to my parents at the ripe old age of three and have been on various teams since then. Now that I am trying to learn some new sports, I have come headlong into an issue: how do you do it?
In the world of Telemark Ski Racing, especially in Europe, the weather can be variable. It can be freezing (-30) in Norway, raining in Slovenia, then snowing in France. On race day, I undress to my lovely spandex at the start, dress back up at the bottom, and move my ski’s to and fro so they are out of the way of the other racers. All this sticking my hand in the snow, taking on and off my gloves and the weather leads to one thing: frozen hands.