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Karbon Telemark National Championships – Crotched Mountain, NH
March 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
This three day event plus one day of training at Crotched Mountain Resort, NH is open to all levels of Telemark skiers. We have a race category for men and women Citizens, Juniors and Experts. Join us for one day or all four. This is the highlight of the season, so put it on your calendar now! If you only attend one event this season, Nationals is always a great time with fellow Tele skiers.
Schedule for the weekend:
Thursday March 3 – Training day
Friday March 4 – Classic
The Classic is the longest event and will be held at the Nationals. The Classic consists of one run with a course drop between 230 to 500 vertical meters. The course includes a jump, Rap, and long skate section or multiple shorter sections. Imagine lunging around 70 gates at 80 km/h (50 mi/h), flying 30 meters through the air, and then having to skate ski for a combined time of up to 3 minutes or more, sometimes up hill, to finish the race! Welcome to the Classic – Classics truly test the endurance of the athlete!
Saturday March 5 – Sprint Classic (note that the events of Saturday and Sunday have been switched since the original posting)
The Sprint Classic is similar to the classic. Typically, the Sprint Classic is shorter in length than the Classic but still contains a jump, Rap and a skate section. It consists of two runs with the times and penalties totaled together to determine the winner.
Sunday March 6 – Parallel Sprint Qualifiers and Parallel Sprint Race
The Parallel Sprint is the most exciting to watch of all of the telemark racing events. Two Sprint-length courses are set, and racers compete side by side in a tournament-style elimination bracket. Racers fly off the same jump and are funneled in the same Rap before having to skate it out on the flats. Penalties are totaled live on the hill, and racers are required to skate further if they have gate or jump penalties. Bring on course carnage and head-to-head competition!
Volunteers are needed. If you can volunteer for 1 day or all 3, please sign up here.
Thank you to our Sponsor, Karbon Sports!
See the Press Release for this event.