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Day Two - February 25 - Team Parallel

2015 WSC Team Parallel Podium Swiss 1 French  2-Germany-3-web










The Team Parallel event was held today and fulfilled the promise of exciting head to head racing. By the end of the day, the Swiss were atop the podium, France was in 2nd place and Germany took the third team position.



 Day One - February 24 -  Sprint Results

It was  perfect sunny day to race the Sprint on Howelsen Hill today!  Johanna Holzman of Germany was the fastest Junior Woman and Swiss racer Nicolas Michel was the fastest Junior Man.  Amelie Reymond took World Champion title for the women and Tobias Mueller was the men's World Champion of the Sprint. 

In the Junior World Championship competition for the USA, Lyta Foulk led the women with a 5th place finish followed by Madi McKinstry in 8th, Sarah Carley in 10th, and Taylor Finn in 11th.  Tanner Visnick raced to a 7th place finish in the Juniors with Brendan Durum in 14th.  In the full field of competitors for the World Championships, the USA was led again by Lyta Foulk with a 9th place finish.  Cory Snyder led the men in 11th place followed by Tanner Visnick in 13th position.  See the full results below.



2015 Sprint Womens Podium










 Women's Sprint World Champion Podium: Amelie Reymond, SUI - World Champion, Mathilde Ilebrekke, NOR - 2nd, Jasmin Taylor, GBR - 3rd


US Racers are ready for World Championships and Junior World Championships

The USA will be represented by 13 racers at the World Championships in Steamboat Springs.  Leading the women will be Madi McKinstry, a seasoned veteran at age 20, who will be racing on home snow.  McKinstry has made the podium in previous Steamboat World Cup events and will be a US favorite.  She will also be competing in the Junior competition and has medaled at previous Junior World Cup events.  Joining McKinstry will be Sarah Carley of Brentwood, NH, Lyta Foulk of Steamboat Springs, CO and Taylor Finn of Colorado Springs, CO. 

The men's group includes 5 racers from Steamboat Springs with a vast range of experience.  Tanner Visnick claimed a 3rd place medal in last year's Junior World Championships Classic event and he is eligible to race in the Junior competition again this year as well as the full field competition.  Jeffrey Gay, Charlie Dresen, Jack Rosenthal and Brendan Durum will also be racing in front of their home town.  2014 National Champion, Cory Snyder of Franconia, NH will be looking to put down some fast runs and is a racer to watch with his extensive international experience.  Tommy Gogolen of Breckenridge,CO and Larry Bosche of Berkeley, CA will round out the men's field.

World Championship races will be boardcast through live streaming!

The FIS Telemark committee approved funding for live streaming internet video of the 2015 Telemark World Championships in Steamboat Springs! This will provide an exceptional opportunity to showcase Howelsen Hill, Mt. Werner, the SSWSC and the City of Steamboat Springs to the world. All Howelsen Hill races will be broadcast live on the World Championships event website www.telemarkworldchampionships.com as well as all Telemark Ski Federation websites around the world. The Mt. Werner race will be recorded with an edited program aired approximately 3 hours after the race. In addition, opening ceremonies, awards, and athlete interviews will be filmed. The video production crew will consist of five professional videographers with a minimum of three handheld cameras on the course and a fixed camera mounted at the back of the rap (reipeløkke). While the entire Mt. Werner race will be filmed, a shortened prerecorded program will air later due to course length and lack of connectivity on the venue. We’re very excited to bring Telemark racing and Steamboat Springs to the world!  View the World Cup Preview video currently at the www.telemarkworldchampionships.com.



USA Hosts the 2015 FIS World Championships February 24-27

The 2015 2015 FIS WSC LogoFIS World Telemark Skiing Championships will bring the best telemark racers from around the world to Steamboat Springs to compete for the World Championships. This will be the second time the FIS Telemark World Championships have been held in the U.S., with the first event held in Whitefish, MT in 2003. The World Championships are held every other year, and this year teams from the United States, Canada, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Sweden, Slovakia, Austria, and Italy are expected to compete. Hungary, Finland, Czech Republic, Japan, and Ukraine may also send athletes to the US. The racers will compete in four events including the Classic, Sprint Classic, the Parallel Sprint, and Team Parallel Sprint. The head-to-head parallel competitions are especially spectator friendly and exciting. Because Telemark is not yet in the Olympics, this is the showcase event for the athletes and the best of the best attend.    More Information   Invitation  Press Kit


2015 Telemark National Championships Set

The US National Championships have been scheduled for March 13-15 at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Mark your calendars and make your travel plans.  There is a race category for all levels, from juniors to citizens and experts. This race is being hosted by the same folks who are organizing World Championships, so they are fairly busy this next week, but we plan to have more information in the next few days.  The race schedule will be:
Friday - Sprint Classic (2 runs with combined time)
Saturday - 2 Classic Races (each race is one run and it is a longer version of the Sprint Classic)
Sunday - Parallel Sprint:  There will be a qualifier in the morning, followed by the head-to-head competition of the top 32 or 16 men and top 8 or 4 women, depending on the number of competitors.  This is an exciting format and great fun to be a spectator if you don't happen to make the finals, or are eliminated during the finals.  Bring your cowbells for this spectator friendly event.


InterTele planned for April 2015

InterTele 2015 is an international gathering of Telemark Instructors and Coaches to exchange ideas, compare technique, instructional and coaching strategies and ski together. Other topics, such as promoting growth of Telemark will be brought by participants for on-snow and apres/indoor presentations. Four days, at Snowbird and Alta promises some of the best in sping skiing for terrain and snow cover. Social events include apres receptions, some informal in-condo dinners and a banquet. Open to PSIA and USTSA members. Organized by former racer and USTSA President Scott McGee, now PSIA Nordic Team Coach.  InterTele Website   InterTele Facebook



2014 World Cup Finals - Rjukan, Norway


 2014 Steamboat Springs World Cup