US to host 2018 World Cup events at Sugarbush and Suicide Six Resorts
August 15, 2017
Vermont, USA – The United States Telemark Ski Association (“USTSA”) is pleased to announce that our organization has been selected by the International Ski Federation (“FIS”) to host two separate FIS Telemark World Cup events in January 2018. USTSA is excited to be partnering with two excellent resorts in Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret, VT for the first three-day event on January 20th through 22nd and with Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT for the second three-day event on January 25th through 27th. These events will bring together the world’s best Telemark skiers on two great, viewer-friendly slopes.
Telemark ski racing combines the speed and rhythm of giant slalom gates from alpine racing, the thrill of distance jumping from ski jumping, and the endurance of the skate section from nordic skiing into one, exciting format which challenges all aspects of an athlete’s ability. There will be three different event formats; (i) the Classic which is a one run endurance race comprising 2 minutes of skiing and skating and descending through more than 40 gates over 250m, (ii) the Sprint Classic which is a two-run event which demands consistency and sound form and (iii) the Dual Sprint, a side-by-side run which pits racers head to head with more than its fair share of drama and excitement.
In addition to the amazing on-hill viewing at both Suicide Six and Sugarbush, USTSA has coordinated with Tele Ho Productions to film and produce the events and with the Olympic Channel to stream the event’s live through the Olympic Channel’s significant online and social media platforms. One of the events which was streamed through these same channels during an event last season in Krvavec, Slovenia achieved more than 379 thousand views on Facebook alone.
USTSA is very excited to have the opportunity to bring two series of world-class Telemark races to New England this coming January and we hope to see you out on the hill cheering on these outstanding athletes. Please help us gauge attendance and stay tuned for updates by RSVPing to our Facebook events for the Suicide Six and Sugarbush events.
The US Telemark Ski Association is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies heavily on the support of generous contributions from friends of Telemark, as well as from friends of winter sports more broadly. Any contribution that you make via our RallyMe campaign will go directly toward hosting these events and supporting the growth and development of Telemark ski racing. Also, volunteer support for gate judges, event crew, and course crew at Suicide Six and Sugarbush will be incredibly helpful.
For Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities at these events please see our Sponsorship and Media Information Package. Please contact USTSA President Garrett Long at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or sponsorship and advertising requests.