2010 – 2019 Highlights

Madi 2014 headshot-web

Madi McKinstry: 4 time National Champion

The US hosted the World Championships and the Junior World Championships in Steamboat Spring in 2015.  This was only the second time the US has hosted this prestigious event; the first was in 2003 at Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana.

US Racers have continued success on the World Cup Stage with Shane Anderson, Zoe Taylor and Lorin Paley on the World Cup podiums.  Madi McKinstry, Jeffrey Gay and Tanner Visnick had finishes that put them on the Junior World Championship podium.

Madi McKinstry was a 4 time National Champion and Cory Snyder, Jeffrey Gay and Lyta Foulk were all 3 time Champions.

USTSA established a Regional Team to recognize athletes of any age that have demonstrated a commitment to the sport of Telemark skiing and continue to improve their skills.  The Regional Team was later renamed the Masters Team.

Ty Upson was named the National Team Coach.  Ty was the coach at Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and volunteered as the US Team Coach.  Keith Rodney volunteered as the Eastern Region Coach and then as the Team Coach when Ty Upson retired.

In 2018 the FIS Committee voted to propose the Telemark Parallel event and Team Event to the IOC for inclusion in the Olympics.  Unfortunately the proposal did not move forward at the IOC level.

This video was created to promote the vote to #Make Telemark Olympic

In 2012, FIS Telemark introduced the Parallel Sprint as the new event, replacing the Giant Slalom.  See this exciting event in the video below: