Tor Olav Naalsund

He works as a IFMGA Mountainguide in Oppdal, Norway. He brings his guests skiing in his favorite skiing area; the coastal mountains further west of Oppdal in the region where he grew up, Sunndalsfjella.
Thats also where he has his part ∙ job for the Norwegian Avalanche Forecast. He has been skiing for 35 years, since mid ∙ 80`s. He started as a telemarkskier back then, because that`s what everyone did in my small hometown. That led him to win several Worldcup ∙ races on his telemarkskis in late 90`s. He was skiing and touring on alpine gear from 2000 ∙ 2012 (mostly because of the lack of good touring gear for telemark in those years), but then back to telemark in 2013.
He telemarks because that`s what gives him the best skiing and skitouring during a long and variable winter season.
  • Age : 45
  • Place of birth : -----
  • Place of residence: Oppdal, Norway
  • Specialization in telemark: Touring and freeride
  • At what age did you start skiing? -
  • When and why did you start telemarking? When i was 10, because that`s what everyone did in my small hometown. I was skiing and touring on alpine gear from 2000- 2012 (mostly because of the lack of good touring gear for telemark in those years), but then back to telemark in 2013.
  • Sunndalsfjella Traverse

  • Sunndalsfjella Traverse

  • Credit Pål Røsrud

  • What do you like about telemark? I telemark because that`s what gives me the best skiing and skitouring during a long and variable winter season.
  • What do you like about Meidjo bindings? I like the weight and the walk- mode of the Meidjo. The flex suits me good while skiing.
  • What is your favorite spot for telemarking? I bring my guests skiing in my favorite skiing area; the coastal mountains further west of Oppdal in the region where I grew up, Sunndalsfjella.
  • Where is your next destination or where would you like to go telemarking? -
  • Did you compete? What prizes did you win? That led me to win several Worldcup- races on my telemarkskis in late 90`s.
  • What is your job ? I work as a IFMGA Mountainguide in Oppdal, Norway.
  • What other sports or others activities do you practise? -