(Couldn't post yesterday - Internet too slow...)
"Practicing Telemark on my Christmas skis!"
An explanation for those who are unfamiliar: the Telemark turn is a technique for skiing down steep stuff when your heel is free, as it is on Cross Country skis. In snowy places, like Utah, Telemark now has its own adherents and gear - special boots and bindings on wide, Alpine-like skis.
We call it Backcountry skiing here; because if you have the technique, know-how and equipment, including avalanche transceivers, you can ski in the back country, outside of the resorts. You can hike up drainages in the mountains and ski down. For those of us who can't afford the resorts, this is a way to have fun on skis without shelling out $90 for a lift-ticket.
At any rate, we got here and found that it is now" Ski For Ten Bucks After Three". Good thing we took some money with us. It's easier to practice the turn on nice, easy groomed terrain, so it was worth a little money.