Norman Miller – Profile
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My Skiing History:
I was on skis at 10 years old in western New York cross-country skiing on weekends and picking up alpine in my teen years. Throughout my 20s, switching to telemark skiing for the aspect of camping and touring the backcountry, feeling at home in the woods and in the bumps, a new challenge arose which was telemark racing thanks to my brother who introduced me to this sport. Telemarking for the last 17 years never gets old as far as learning new ways to ski and racing has continued that process of learning..
My Goals and Motivation:
Every year new goals pop up after a season of results, the motivation and that burn to be faster keeps you striving for improvement. I’m aiming this year to be consistent, smooth in transitions on course, and taking a more aggressive line through the course and improving on poling and skating with power.
What I Love About Telemark Racing:
First and foremost, the discipline requires you to be good at more than one skill , jumping, skating, and speed through the gates all amount to an exhilarating run down a run.
Secondly, you won’t find a nicer group of people in the Telemark world to race/ski with, a wealth of knowledge exists among those that live, eat and breath the telemark turn and vibe that comes with the sport.
Interesting Facts About Myself:
Offseason I’m an avid kayaker/hiker, calling the Adirondacks my playground. In my younger athletic career I competed in professional beach volleyball competing against former Olympians and legends of the sport, and competing in national championships on the hard court.
The 2018 season was Millers first experience racing in the FIS World Cup in Vermont, with a 25th place being the highlight. Nationals results were mixed with a tenth place being his best finish
13th at the 2017 National championships at Grand Targhee.
4th place in the 2016/17 minus 33 wool eastern race series.
4th Place at West Mountain Sprint Classic
2nd Overall at Kare Anderson’s race at Bromley Mountain