Neil started skiing in the Scotland when he hired lightweight tele gear and skied Cairngorm to Ben Macdhui. He was bitten and not by the midges! This was fantastic.
He toured in Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and Canada, covering vast distances because there was a problem - the skis only went straight!!
You've heard the phrase "turning is failure"? Back then turning was just impossible....
In 1995 Neil and Rosie opened Telemark Pyrenees. He's still totally crazy on freeheel skiing and now manages to link the odd turn - thanks to dramatic improvements in bindings and boots that have propelled the sport into the 21st century. In the summer Neil hikes and bikes, and tries to overcome his vertigo on via ferrata.

24 blog posts

Ski Geometry - Shape & Flex

This blog explains why modern skis are the shape they are.
We’ll start from the basics and build from there. We’ll look at the skis from the top, the plan view, and then from the side, and then see what to look for when choosing a ski for the type of skiing you'll be doing. 


Alpine Touring Binding News Winter 21/22

Many people took up ski touring for the first time last winter, keen to get some exercise away from the crowds, keen to ski even if many resorts were closed. Ski touring has been much less affected by Covid than resort skiing.


Fischer Nordic Touring 2022 Skis

Fischer are the leaders in nordic touring skis with no less than 12 models dedicated to this discipline.


Ski Touring 101 #3 Boots

Alpine touring boots can be divided into three categories depending what style of ski touring you'll be doing.
RACE boots are very light, extremely expensive, moderately uncomfortable and often pretty fragile!!


Ski Touring 101 #2 Bindings

This blog explains what to consider when buying your 1st pair of bindings to start ski touring. We recommend that newcomers to touring start with EFFICIENT category ski, boots and bindings.


Ski Touring 101 #1 Skis

Ski touring is the most exhilarating way to travel in the mountains in the winter, but deciding which gear you need when starting can be daunting. The gear is quite geeky, there's lots of choice, and exactly how you'd like to tour determines the type of skis, boots and bindings that will be best


Marker Binding News Winter 2021

Marker have been busy developing new technologies showcased in their new models and improvements to existing bindings for winter 20/21.


Scarpa Ribelle Tech 2.0 HD - Scarpa's hi tech alpine boot

The following text is based upon the presentation made by Francesco Favilli, Scarpa brand manager for their mountain boots, at the ISPO trade show, January 2020. Telemark Pyrenees is pleased to be one of the first retailers to receive these hi tech alpine boots.



Save 10% on Scarpa 2022 Maestrale and Gea RS / XT boots with code RANDO10!!