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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:26 am
by Winston_3Pin

New member been on the slopes for since 94', first as a skier for maybe two years, just long enough to learn. Then quickly to snowboarding which I've been doing since. Moved from Michigan in 2006. An have recently been getting interested in back-country cross-country/telemark style skiing and just bought a new setup, hoping to use it maybe this weekend.

New gear:

L.L. Bean Boreal skis, 130 length with fish-scale wax less base!

Voile HD Mountaineer 3-Pin Telemark Binding

and some rossignal BC-x5 boots

Looking for advice on a descent place that can mount the bindings properly, might just end up going to ski country sports in asheville since i will be out there this weekend looking for some trails to hit up!


Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:27 am
by Freeheel Tarheel
^^^ i will be quite surprised if ski country sports can help you out. last year when i broke a rivet on my tele boots they would not even take a look at the boot to see if they could help me. super weaksauce.

you might be able to find a 3 pin jig somewhere in the boone area.

if nothing else, you should be able to download a template though. if you can find a jig with a center hole, you may be able to use that to drill the top hole then use a template over that and get good results.

have fun!

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:46 am
by Winston_3Pin
Although I am pretty handy around the house, i just wouldn't feel comfortable taking the risk of ruining new skis.

I would be willing to take them pretty much anywhere that is convenient, and wouldn't charge and arm and a leg being it's not a downhill setup.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:23 pm
by Freeheel Tarheel
like i said, maybe someone in the boone/banner elk area can help you but i know of no shop in asheville that carries nordic skis.

there is a group in boone called the high country nordic association. you might hit up their facebook page and see if anyone can point you in the right direction. as a last resort you might trek up to whitegrass in w. va for the mount? good luck.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:03 pm
by Winston_3Pin
Thanks for the info, they where quick to respond and recommended black dome.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:55 pm
by Freeheel Tarheel
i have skied with those guys the season before last at the wolf and at that point they did not have any skis at black dome. but said they were considering it. i very well could be wrong. let me know if they help you out.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:59 am
by skipink
Welcome. We are also in WS. I don't CC or tele but know lots of folks in the High country Nordic group. They are great resources. We have passes at Beech so we are there a lot.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:17 pm
by Tmiller72
If you're on Facebook, check out the High Country Nordic Association. Very helpful group.

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 am
by Winston_3Pin
Thanks for that info. I am not on Facebook, but my wife is and she connected to the High country Nordic Association where they recommended Black Dome. Unfortunately we were in Asheville on a Saturday and the binding mounting guy wasn't working on the weekends so were still searching for a place to get them mounted. I have not heard of a reputable place in our area (Winston Salem/Greensboro) so... just waiting

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:24 pm
by 2slikstix
welcome aboard