The BOC Telemark Ski Program

The BOC Telemark Program promotes the lifelong sport of telemark skiing and a passion for being outdoors in the winter. BOC Tele aims to improve students’ telemark skiing ability, no matter their initial level, with a goal to make them proficient on-piste skiers able to translate their skills to the backcountry. We also encourage students to learn the mechanics of the telemark turn and the methodology to teach the sport to others. Students sign-up at an annual autumn info meeting.


Program Highlights

  • Use of BOC tele gear: K2 Totally Piste, Super Stinx, and World Piste skis; Garmont Gara and Syner-G boots
  • Classes every Sunday for six weeks at Sugarloaf/USA
  • Opportunity to become PSIA-certified telemark instructors
  • Option for a week-long backcountry trip during Spring Break; learn ski tuning, maintenance, and repair; learn telemark/ski-specific fitness training
  • The BOC and New England Telemark sponsor an annual telemark film festival on campus every fall

BOC Telemark Videos

Click on an image below to watch videos of BOC freeheelers in action.

TJ Fudge
The California Sierras, Spring Break, March 2002
Dan Abraham
The California Sierras, Spring Break, March 2004
BOC Tele Class, Sugarloaf/USA, Season '04. A film by Steve Holleran '08

Upcoming Events

  • Maine Telemark Film Festival: Nov. 21, 2008, 7:00 PM, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College
  • Class Pre-Trip Meeting: Jan. 22, 2009
  • Telemark Classes:
    • Jan. 25, 2009
    • Feb. 1, 2009
    • Feb. 8, 2009
    • Feb. 15, 2009
    • Feb. 22, 2009
    • March 1, 2009