Tory Hauser – Reflects on 40 years of Telemark and Friendships

Tory Hauser - Racing 40 years ago in skinny skis and leather boots It was 40 years ago, 1981/82, that I took up this crazy sport of telemark ski racing. I was on a mountaineering trip traversing Denali on 3-pins and we got stuck in a storm at 17k' after summiting. We met some other summiters that had done the ... More

2020 Teams Announced

USTSA is kicking off the 2019-2020 season with the announcement of the four US Telemark Teams; A-Team, B-Team, Development Team and the Masters Team. Across the four Teams USTSA is supporting 39 athletes for the upcoming season.   The A-Team, or World Cup Team, consists of only the top US Telemark athletes, who are ... More

World Cup Season

Every few years a US skier creates the opportunity to move to Europe for the winter, train with another national team, and compete in all of the World Cup events.  This year, teammates Cory Snyder and Tanner Vinsnik planned to do just that.  Cory moved to Salzburg to work on his PhD while Tanner moved to France.  Both ... More

Foulk and Gay win National Championships

The beginning of the week started off with some, um, weather. It seemed like all of Colorado shut down, so for those that were there early we got in some incredible powder turns, but it also meant some on-the-fly schedule adjustments, moving one Classic to Friday morning, so that athletes who's flights had been canceled ... More

Early Season Review

Our athletes are on the move! From World Cups to local events, USTSA athletes are in full-winter mode. In fact, with snow storms blowing in across the country it’s safe to say that winter is here to stay for a bit. Cory Snyder The FIS World Cup opened with La Thuile, Italy. USTSA athletes Cory Snyder and Larry ... More

G’paw’s trip out east

I had a wonderful time out east… there were cheers, tears, and old friends waiting for me. It was good to be back.   First, I would like to thank Nathan, Keith, Sarah, and all the other US Telemark supporters for their outstanding work and leadership in hosting the Gore Mountain Tele extravaganza weekend. ... More

2018-2019 US Telemark Teams Announced

The United States Telemark Ski Association (USTSA) has announced the rosters for the 2018-2019 US Telemark Teams.  This next season the organization will be supporting four teams; A Team, B Team, Development  Team, and Masters Team. Across the four teams there are 11 women and twenty-two men.   The A Team, ... More

Freeheel Life Cup Championships at Grand Targhee – Results

March 2-4 the top big mountain telemark skiers arrived at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming for the 2018 Freeheel Life Cup. This premiere telemark big mountain event allows tele skiers to test their knee-dropping skills against the best from around the globe. The field had competitors from Sweden, France, the United ... More

US FIS World Cup Results and Video

January 26 Today was the final day of FIS Telemark racing in the US this year and the event finished with a Sprint.  After two exhausting days of Classic races and rain earlier in the week, the Sprint under blue skies was a welcome relief.  For the second day in a row, the French stood atop the podium.  See the ... More

US to host 2018 World Cup events at Sugarbush and Suicide Six Resorts

August 15, 2017   Vermont, USA – The United States Telemark Ski Association (“USTSA”) is pleased to announce that our organization has been selected by the International Ski Federation (“FIS”) to host two separate FIS Telemark World Cup events in January 2018. USTSA is excited to be partnering with ... More