Charlie Dresen – Profile
US Team Member: 2001-2004, 2010-2015 Seasons
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Education: Whitman Collage, Walla Walla, WA
USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs
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. My son Finn is now on the US World Cup Team. I don’t have a lot of spare time to train but when I do I train with efficiency and intensity.
- 1st Overall in 2012 National Championships.
- Several top 15 finishes in 2012 World Cup races.