Meidjo Telemark Festival

THE MEIDJO TELEMARK FESTIVAL

The Meidjo Telemark festival is a welcoming gathering lasting three days organised by the regular telemark skiers of the Meije County. It is the perfect occasion to explore the off-piste resort of La Grave and discover the telemark sport. And all this, surrounded with breathtaking views and marvellous sceneries situated at 3600 meters above sea level.
During the weekend, the association sets up screenings and discussions around mountaineering activities and offers introductions to the different telemark technics guided with mountain professionals. The organisation even planned for good food all along the weekend in a joyful and welcoming atmosphere.

 

 

The 10th edition : from the 15th to the 17th of April 2022

 


WHAT IS TELEMARK SKIING?

The telemark activity is a skiing technique coming directly from the Scandinavian countries. This sport was named after 'the Telemark County" in Norway and was invented in 1868 by Sondre Norheim, a joiner from this particular county.
This activity is quite similar to downhill skiing, nonetheless your boots are only fastened to your skis at the front so you can lift your heels. Hence it can allow you to flex your internal leg in order to make harmonious turns known as "telemark turn".

However a good knowledge of downhill skiing techniques can be more than useful to enjoy the wide range of sensations that telemarking offers.


THE MEIDJO TELEMARK FESTIVAL WELL DESCRIBED IN PICTURES


PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION

 

Friday the 15th of April: Gathering Night

4pm : Let's gather at the Village Hall at La Grave. Start of the festivities and a nice homecoming for the regular telemark skiers of the festival.

7pm : "Apéro" and snacks, made with love by all of us that we will enjoy together.

8pm : Screening of "An other path" made by Muriel BARAT with the question of How to live (a little bit) differently? Discussions on this topic will follow.

Saturday the 16th of April: Welcoming all the telemark skier buddies

8:30am : Toasts for breakfast. On site registration. Rent your telemark gear until 11am.

9am : Riding session on the off-piste resort of La Grave.

10am : Telmark techniques introduction on the Girose glacier's slopes with a ski instructor. 

3pm:  We will gather at the 3200m Cabin restaurant to enjoy some mulled wine.

3:30pm : The last one for today in les Vallons de la Meije and if we can, down to the village.

6pm :  Meeting at the Village Hall.

7pm :  "Apéro" generously offered by the wine cave DIDIER followed with a musical show called "The Ecrins' pearl" created by Sidonie.

7:30pm : Diner made by our local restaurants.

9pm : DIGITAL in concert 'known as Djemdi's little brother). Everyone's welcome!

And then off to bed! There is no lie in planned for tomorrow!

Sunday the 17th of April: Let's get back to it!

8am: Toasts for breakfast while others registrate for the day. It is possible to rent telemark gear on site as well.

9am : Guided tour with a mountain guide (best to book before hand)

10am : Introduction to telemark techniques on the Girose Glacier's slopes with a ski instructor.

12:30pm : We all go together from 3200m in the Vallons de Chancel.

1:30pm : Lunch at Chancel's Hut but get prepared the day is not over yet, we will still have some time in the afternoon to have fun.

5pm : Afternoon snack at the village Hall before heading home.

 

NB : The organiser can take the liberty to change the programme depending on the weather forecast for this weekend. 

 

Contact : info@meidjotelemark.com or +33 (0)6 88 60 46 11

 

Registration