Our Story

High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Bishop Telemark is a family owned manufacturer dedicated to the beauty, style, and flow of the free heel turn that we all love. We design, test, and manufacture telemark skis, bindings, and accessories. Our precision machined bindings and telemark-specific skis have withstood the most extreme skiing conditions and continue to stand the test of time. We are a small passionate team bound by a love of the telemark turn, innovative design and playing in the mountains. Interested in joining our team?  Check out our current opportunities

Dave Bombard — Owner/Designer

Dave BombardDave fell in love with the thrill of skiing at age 5, wedging down "powdah packed powdah" at Ward Hill outside of Worcester, MA. He gained a love of making thing with his hands from his father, a high school woodworking, technical drawing, and metal working teacher. This led him into an education and career as a mechanical product design engineer. After school, he did what many ski obsessed people do: drove out West to live in a ski town. It was while he was teaching skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado, that he was first introduced to the telemark turn and another ski-bum who he eventually convinced to become his wife. After Breck, they lived in San Francisco and Dave worked in the medical device industry designing surgical instruments. They moved back to Colorado in 2008, and love being a part of, preserving, and building our local mountain community.