1997 – 1998


National Champions: Chris Rice & Cody Thompson
National Championships: Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT
  • Cody Thompson (McCarthy) of Whitefish, MT won the women’s National Alpine Master’s Championships and the US Telemark National Championships in 1988.  In 1999, she was the top American women in both championships.  (She was edged out of the top spot at the Alpine Masters in 1999 by a Canadian racer) 
  •  See related news article – Alpine Masters
The Great American Telemark Festival held at  Snowbird and Park City, Utah, March 19-29th.  The event began with GS and a Sprint Classic at Snowbird.  Then moved to Park City for World Cup Finals.  In addition to the FIS World Cup events, slalom, ski jumping and a bumps contest were included in the festival.

In a note from Maurine Bachman, one of the event organizers, she wrote, ” We did the sprint classic at Park City as a dual event.”   In 2012, the Parallel Sprint would become an official FIS Telemark event.


Overall World Champions:  Hege Johansson (NOR) and Marcel Waser (SUI)
Mark Haberle jumping - Cover of Sports Guide magazine - February 1988

Mark Haberle jumping – Cover of Sports Guide magazine with article about the Great American Telemark Festival – February 1988

US Team Members
Heather Paul
Wendy Jordan
Jennifer Borzilleri
Chris Rice
Patrick Ledger
Jimbo Johnson,
Barry McNamara
Dave Terwilleger
Alan Moats
Ken Lucas
Mark Haberle