(also known as 'free heel skiing'
) is a form of downhill skiing
using bindings where the boot is attached only at the toe similar to those of Cross-country skiing
, allowing the heel to come up from the ski.Because the heel is free, it allows the skier to go into a lunge position in order to turn.
The act of lunging while turning is a technique called the telemark turn
. Telemark is one of the oldest ski techniques.