Charlie Dresen – Profile

Charlie Dresen
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Birthdate: May 16th
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 168 lbs
Education: Whitman Collage, Walla Walla, WA
Blogs: My telemark blogs

USTSA Sponsors:  Scarpa TX Comp, Rottefella NTN Bindings (the 2 items that make me fast) Flylow, Global Rescue, CW-X Conditioning Wear, Saucer Wax

My Skiing History:
Began skiing at age 4. Raced alpine for several years until college in 1989 – 1992. Began telemark skiing in 1994. Member of the U.S Telemark Ski Team from 1999- 2002. Again 2010 – 2013.  Old guys can still go fast.

My Goals and Motivation:

Goals: Top ten finishes in World Cup races.

Motivation: I love challenges; the harder the better. Very self-motivated. Pretty competitive personality. I keep in top shape by lifting weights and playing hockey twice a week.

Why do I Telemark Race? I love the sport of telemark skiing and competing just came natural. Surprisingly I still feel that the telemark turn is still progressing and changing. If I can just figure out a better turn, I might just have a chance at winning.

Interesting Facts About Myself: I work full-time selling real estate in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I have an 11 year old son named Finn and have been married for  . . . 12 years.  I don’t have a lot of spare time to train but when I do I train with efficiency and intensity.  Charlie's Family









 Competition Results:

  • 1st Overall in 2012 National Championships.
  • Several top 15 finishes in 2012 World Cup races.