Message from the President

Despite the slow start to the season out East, we were able to host another successful training camp at Mt. Snow and to kick off the season with a great race at West Mountain in Queensbury, New York. The snow has been plentiful in the Rocky Mountains and the annual Vail Mountain School Sprint Classic was held January 30.  We have a great lineup of events scheduled in February and March.  Join us at any or all of them.

Since our last update, we have added some key sponsors to our growing list of friends and supporters. Minus33 and the United States Ski Pole Company have enthusiastically joined the telemark family. We are very pleased to have both of them on board and would recommend that you take the time to peruse each of their sites and their products.

Even though we are about a third of the way through the season, it is never too late to come out and join us! There is nothing quite like the thrill, challenge, camaraderie, and exhilaration of combining gates, a Nordic jump, a banked turn, and a skate section into one fantastic event. We hope to see you out there on the slopes!

Garrett Long
President, US Telemark Ski Association

Garrett Long - USTSA President

Upcoming Events

  1. Two Free Sprint Classic Races – Alta, UT

    February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Kåre Andersen Memorial Telemark Race – Bromley, VT

    February 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Telemark Race Clinic and Sprint Classic Race – Sunlight Mountain Resort, CO

    February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
  4. FIS Telemark World Cup – Bad Hindelang/ Oberjoch, GER

    February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
  5. FIS Telemark World Cup – Golte, SLO

    March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

“Telemark racing combines the giant slalom turns of alpine racing, the distance jumps of ski jumping and the endurance of Nordic skiing into one format which tests skill, stamina, power and grace.”