Tanner Visnick – Profile

US Team Member: 2011 – 2020 Seasons

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

Home Ski Hill: Steamboat Resort
Birthplace: Livingston, NJ
Birthdate: 1996
Education: Bachelor of Science at Montana State Univeristy

Personal Sponsors: Nuun Hydration, Creek to Peak, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Crispi

USTSA Team Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, Saucer Wax, Minus 33, Telemark Down, 22 Designs

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My Skiing History:

I started alpine skiing at the age of 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At the time, my family lived in Michigan so I only got to ski one week a year. Before middle school, we moved to Steamboat and this is when I was introduced to Telemark by former USTSA athlete Jack Rosenthal. That same year, the USTSA Telemark National Championships came to Steamboat and I participated as a junior. The next year I went to Whitefish Montana and was subsequently invited to the Development team the following winter. In high school, I trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, coached by the charismatic Ty Upson. My second year on the team, I had the opportunity of competing in the Telemark World Cup at Steamboat and from that point on I was hooked. In the seasons that followed, I steadily improved and I started getting top 10 finishes at the World Cup. In 2016, I was the US National Champion and in 2017 I had the opportunity to spend my spring semester studying and training in Oslo Norway with the Norwegian Telemark Team and Norwegian Champion Trym Nygaard Løken. After a successful season, which included several top 10 finishes, I suffered an ACL and MCL injury in the World Championship Classic in La Plagne. After completing a rigorous rehab process, I returned in 2018 and finished 3rd at the U.S Nationals at Crotched Mountain New Hampshire. Last season, I spent the fall living in Austria with fellow teammate Cory Snyder and training with the GB Telemark Team, coached by Seb Mansart. Unfortunately, my season ended before it started when I broke my fibula in training four days before the first World Cup. This year, I am moving to Salt Lake City, Utah to begin a research assistantship at the University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

My Goals and Motivation:

My number one motivation is the euphoric sensation of laying fat arcs on Telemark skis. There is nothing else quite like it and feeling I get while gracefully angulating down the mountain is beyond words. In addition, the Telemark community is incredibly supportive and full of rad individuals that are loads of fun to be around. When I injured myself in March of 2017, I was greeted later that day by nearly every athlete on the circuit, all genuinely concerned about my wellbeing. In addition, I love pushing my body to the limit and the multidisciplinary nature of Telemark allows me to do so in a unique fashion. Similar to a triathlon, Telemark seamlessly combines three disciplines: Alpine, Ski Jumping, and Nordic in a harmoniously constructed minute long thrill ride that is brutally painful yet irresistibly fun. This season, I am taking a step back from World Cup racing to focus on studies, but I am thrilled to stay involved with USTSA as part of the Masters Team.

Why do I Telemark Race?

Just about everything! The community, racing, and lifestyle keep me coming back every year more excited than the last.

Interesting Facts About Myself:

In 2018, before I was cleared to Telemark race, I competed in Nordic Cross Country and had several top 5 overall finishes in the Northwest Region, including 2nd at the JMHR Moose Chase and 5th at the Yellowstone Rendezvous. In the summer, I am a professional mountain biker specialising in Marathon length races (>40 miles). When I’m not racing, I’m probably in the mountains hiking, climbing, and backpacking. Four years ago, my good friend Brendan and I finished climbing all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks and this past summer we spent two weeks exploring Washington, climbing Mt. Baker, Shuksan, and Rainer. On the musical side of things, I thoroughly enjoy singing, often with fellow teammate Cory Snyder. I guarantee that if one of us ever wins a World Cup both of us will be belting the National anthem at the top of our lungs.

Competition Results:

2019 Results:

2018 Results:
Nationals Results
3rd place Sprint Classic
3rd place Sprint Classic 2
3rd place Parallel Sprint
3rd Overall
2017 Results:
World Cup Results
14th Sprint
17th Parallel
13th Classic
17th Parallel
9th Sprint
22nd Classic
9th Sprint
9th Parallel
4th World Junior Classic
14th World Junior Sprint
9th World Junior Parallel
World Championships, La Plagne:
9th Parallel

2016 Results

US Results:
2nd Alta Sprint Classic 1
1st Alta Sprint Classic 2
1st Sunlight Sprint 1
1st Sunlight Sprint 2
US Nationals:
1st Classic’s 1 and 2
1st Sprint Classic
1st Parallel sprint
1st Overall
World Cup Results:
World Junior Championships: Les Contamines France
5th Parallel Sprint
7th Sprint Classic
10th Classic
World Cup Final: Murren Switzerland
8th Classic
11th Sprint Classic
17th Parallel Sprint

2015 Results
World Championships – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
9th Classic
9th Parallel Sprint
13th Sprint
World Junior Championships – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
7th Sprint
5th Parallel Sprint
4th Classic
U.S National Championships-Sunlight, Colorado
10th Sprint 1
1st Sprint 2
3rd Short Sprint
1st Classic 1
1st Classic 2

2014 Results
Junior World Championships – Geilo, NOR
3rd World Junior Classic
World Cup – Steamboat Springs
7th  Classic
13th  Classic
17th  Sprint
Steamboat Springs New Years Races
1st New Years GS #1
1st New Years GS #2
Vail Sprint Classic – 2nd
World Cup – SWE and NOR
16th Funasdalen Sprint
9th Funasdalen Parallel Sprint
23rd Geilo Sprint
9th Geilo Classic
13th Rjukan Classic
21st Rjukan Sprint
U.S Nationals – Bromley and Haystack, VT
2nd Overall
2nd Sprint 1, 4th Sprint 2
1st Bromley GS
2nd Classic 1, 1st Classic 2
2nd Haystack GS
2013 Results
World Cup Results
13th place World Campionship Classic Espot Spain
19th World Championship Sprint Espot, Spain
24th World cup Classic – Geilo, Norway
U.S. Nationals
1st place Parallel Sprint Qualifiers
4th place Classic 2
5th place Sprint Classic
Overall: 4th place

Vail Sprint Classic – 3rd place

2012 Results

World Cup Results
18th place 2nd Classic Steamboat Springs
18th place Sprint Classic Steamboat Springs
31st place Classic Espot, Spain
31st place Sprint Classic Espot, Spain

U.S Nationals
2nd place Classic 1 Men’s Elite
4th place  Classic 2 Men’s Elite
Overall: 4th place

Alta Tele Rando-2nd place

2011 Results
2011 Eldora Sprint Classic 2/26/11 Men’s Elite – 7th place
2011 US Telemark National Championships Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Dual Slalom Men’s Elite – 14th place
Overall Men’s Elite – 18th place

2010 US Telemark National Championships Whitefish, Montana – 1st place in age division
2010 Steamboat Springs Sprint Classic 12/31/10  Men’s Elite – 11th place

2009 US Telemark National Championships Steamboat Springs, Colorado –  3rd place in age division