Charlie Dresen – Profile

Charlie Dresen
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.

Steamboat skier Charlie Dresen skis Friday in a sprint classic Telemark event in Steamboat Springs. He finished second in the event. Shane Anderson placed first. Photo by Joel Reichenberger
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.


  Competition Results:

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