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9 of the Steepest Inbounds Ski Runs in Colorado

Think you've got the freeheel chops to tackle the steepest inbounds ski runs in Colorado? Here, 9 that will surely test your mettle and show fix heelers the new telemark.

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SPIRIT Telemark releases, "GENU VARUM" - The world rejoices.

Our boys at SPIRIT Telemark in Switzerland, Bishop athlete Andy Parisod and Jonas Chevallier created a short film about their trip to the U.S.A. last winter - Including stops at Beaver Creek, Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee and Park City.

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Bishop Bindings Telemark #Badassadors Donate Bodies, Souls to Ullr 

Please join us in welcoming the #Badassadors. These brave souls will donate their bodies and souls to descend improbably steep lines, grind the park, and drop “The Turn” deep in the white room, all done in the name of testing and developing the next generation of Bishop Bindings.

Sworn to promote the free heel lifestyle, the #Badassadors spread the essence of telemark’s free spirit and soulful approach to the downhill across the U.S. As one of the oldest forms of the sport, it is thought that telemark skiers can directly communicate with Ullr through a coded pattern of dropped knees, known as ‘The Turn’.

As the manufacturer of the most advanced bindings for telemark skiing, Bishop’s #Badassadors have sworn on Ullr's ring to uphold the ancient language of ‘The Turn”, while seeking to grow the sport and inspire the next generation with hucks, spins, grinds and a soupçon of steeze.

  • Tommy Moffit of Brooklyn, NY is Bishop’s #Badassador of the Beast Coast. Look for him patrolling the slopes of Mount Snow or in the backcountry this season. He’s the one wearing a full-face helmet and ninja suit.
  • Tony Gill is a repeat offender at competitions like the Teva Mountain Games Telemark Big Air and numerous Big Mountain Competitions from Crested Butte to Alaska. But his real skills are in that he parties harder than the guys who actually landed their runs.
  • Troy Haas renowned as the “best skier that ever existed” is also an official Master of Mayhem for Free Heel Life who likes coffee and puppies. Troy would like to take this opportunity to apologize to his mom for embarrassing her in public.

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Join the Badassery! Bishop is seeking telemark athletes and ambassadors

Bishop is seeking athlete ambassadors to test and develop the next generation of downhill telemark bindings.

Dubbed the #Badassadors, both traditional and freestyle telemark skiers are invited to apply and join our team of sponsored athletes to help promote our brand and advance the incredible sport of telemark skiing. 
Simply put, the Bishop 2.0 is built for “big mountain badassery”. Unlike any other telemark bindings, the 2.0 is engineered using bomber titanium, aluminum and stainless steel for ultimate stability and lateral control. Our bindings are especially ideal for newschoolers pushing the boundaries of telemark in the freestyle realm. 
Ambassadors should be similarly badass when it comes to their influence, stoke and contribution to the free-heel way of life. (3) winners will be selected on Oct. 20th -- aka the first official week of ski season here in Colorado -- based on a criteria of reach, authenticity, voice and fit. 
Apply online today! 

Bishop Design & Development Update

The engineering team at Bishop Bindings is hard at work making the final tweaks to the improved Bishop 2.0. Get ready for an even more bomber version of the most badass binding on the hill. It will still have the same feel and burly, high precision plate design. We are working very closely with the original designer, Fin at Bomber Industries, to incorporate some strength and durability improvements.  Look for us on the slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek over the next few weeks as we fine tune the design and you can get a sneak peek at next year's Bishop!
January 30, 2013


Posted in Bishop, Events, SIA, Telemark Gear

SIA Denver! Keep your eyes peeled for badassery. Bishop Telemark Bindings are here.

We are here at the big show for the industry, the Snowsports Industries of America 2013 show, checking out all the sweet new gear. We do not have a booth this year, so if you want to check out the binding, take an info card, and grab a sticker, give me a call at 970-306-6123!