While it may not have been the winter that many of us hoped for it was an excellent season for USTSA and the growth of our organization. We added four more races to the calendar, were assisted by a fantastic group of sponsors, achieved the largest participation at Nationals since 2009, and grew to more than 70 members. While I am very happy with this performance, especially year-over-year, it is a very small step towards the awareness and participation our sport, our athletes, and our sponsors deserve.
Going forward we need to continue to focus on increased visibility and on generating a strong US following so that we can build on the momentum generated by the Telemark event at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer this past February and on the exposure that the Livestreams of the World Cup have facilitated. When team nominations go out shortly, and even if you are not a Team member, please think of what impact you could have on developing our organization and our sport.
We have come a very long way in the last year thanks to our efforts, but imagine what we can achieve with a modest increase in support or assistance from the entire Telemark family.
Thank you all for your continued participation and support and for being a part of the amazing sport of Telemark.
President, US Telemark Ski Association