It may not feel like it at the moment, but sooner than you think it will be time to dig out the skis, scrape off the summer wax and get back on snow! I am very excited for my second year as President of USTSA and I think we have some great plans in the works for the upcoming season.
Before we get to that point, we have to announce the 2016-2017 US Telemark Ski Teams! Over this past year we had a number of new racers earn spots on the Development and even National Team as well as veteran racers who improved their form and performance, moving up to the National Team. We are fortunate to have the continued support of most of last year's sponsors and want to recognize our Gold sponsors in particular for their significant contributions. Karbon, Minus33, Saucer Wax, Global Rescue, CU Web Design and Telemarkdown all worked with us to help make the season a success and to work to grow the sports of telemark racing and telemark skiing.
We envision a similar schedule to this past season with about 5 events in the East and 3 in the West. This year Nationals will return to the West so stay tuned for an announcement of the Nationals venue in early fall!
Thank you all for your support and if you have not done so, don't forget to go here to purchase your Competitive, Voting, Alumni, or Supporting Membership for the 2016-2017 season and help USTSA to #spreadtelemark!
President, US Telemark Ski Association