Introducing World Telemark Day

Ski Telemark and Telemark Ski Ontario are celebrating World Telemark Day at Caledon Ski Club on Sunday, March 1st.

Telemark Skier Magazine wtd2015has created this day “for telemark skiers to get together and go telemark skiing. Wherever you might be around the world let’s gather at our local hills and drop a knee together! ”

Post your photos to our Facebook, Instagram or twitter account on March 1st, 2015 using the hashtag ‪#‎WorldTelemarkDay‬

Warm Up Day Photos available

The warmup day photos are now available on Brian Backland’s web site and on his Facebook page.  Unwatermarked photos are only available from the web site.  (Warm Up Day group photo courtesy of Brian Backland Photography)

News: 2014

Ski Telemark’s Ski School Director: Holly with CSIA Ontario Chair: Miranda Sorenson at Warm-Up Day,  Dec. 2013.
Chair’s Letter: Challenge Yourself – Push Your Limits!
Click the photo to read…

News: 2013

Although our teaching season is over, sale the race season is not – join many of the TSO / Ski Telemark team at Mont Blanc – March 23, visit this site 2013 for a GS race and Mt. Tremblant – March 24, 2013 for a Sprint Classic Race — see the race page or TSO site for more details

A number of telemark skiers and Ski Telemark instructors were at Mogul Mania at Beaver Valley.
In the telemark category: 1st – Mark, 2nd – Rob, and 3rd – Kirk (in a kilt!)

– for $ 65.00 inclusive of Lift Ticket, Free-Heel Equipment & HST!!!
– Every Wednesday – Friday @ Mansfield Ski Club til the end of the season!!!
This is a special deal from Mansfield Ski Club to all future telemarkers!

With big grins Ski Tele’s 29th WARM-UP Day took-off with ‘hero snow’ @ Mt. St. Louis!!! A 1st, Black Diamond’s Eastern Canadian demo rep: Ghislain Leroux was amazed by our community’s spirit!!! and when light rain turned to wet snow, the day was a wonderful success! Special thanks to MEC, Sojourn and our great team for their support!
See all the Brian Backland photographs

News: 2012


With warm sunshine, and spring upon us Ski Telemark’s Wrap-Up Party
@ Devil’s Glen Country Club for Sat. Mar. 24th has been cancelled, the club is officially closed.
We thank you all for your participation and support this season!
We also apologize for the late notice of TSO’s Championship event being cancelled at Alpine Ski Club due to safety concerns. For those whom came for the alternate program & an Irish jig, special thanks!!!

Free-heel madness!!!!! The winners are…..Results here.
Kudos to MEC, Sojourn, White Squall, Rossignol Canada, The Weathervane, Steve the Potter, Brian Backland Photography and you!
Hope you’ll join us next season for your free-heelin’ adventures!!!
Our best-Holly, Steve, Mark, Glenn, Rob, Keith, Michael, Johnnie, David, Joe & Garry of Ski Telemark.

Ski Telemark says goodbye to a short season…

Saturday, March 17, 2012 and 24 degrees!

News: 2010


We, at Ski Telemark thank all of you, TSO and our sponsors for a superb 2010 season!!! To cap our season off, we raced at Mont-Blanc with Telemark Quebec and had a visit from our dear friend Ingun, past Vice President of the Norwegian Ski Federation following the Para-Olympics. 2011 will bring the World Telemark Championships to Norway, we are preparing a special tour package, so keep March 2011 open!!! Happy Spring! Keep in touch!

Thanks to all who came out to Ski Telemark’s final weekend. We did have sun for the training day and the rain held out during the race. Despite the weather, Holly still had to corral the telemarkers to start the awards. Full results are now available and photos have been posted!

Point Series Awards by Steve the Potter

MARCH 20-21
Telemark Quebec held an excellent GS Telemark race event on Sunday, March 21 @ Mont-Blanc. The GS course with jump on run Guy McCann was challenging and demonstrated well the athleticsm of free-heel skiing!
– Click here for Results

TSO Telemark GS Race @ Alpine Ski Club – Adult Men Finalists
Tony Fitzsimons – 3rd, Jamie Attwood – 1st, John Adams – 2nd

TSO Race Series

March 14 – Devil’s Glen
Race Results
– Photos by Michael Jordan – soon –
Photo (Glenn Lee) courtesy of Peter K. Burian
Event Photos – by Brian Backland
January 17 – Caledon Ski Club – TSO Race Results
February 14 – Alpine Ski Club – TSO GS Telemark Race Results

Tele Mele inspires young girls to Telemark – read it here

National Ski Academy blog: Telemark Skiing Improves Balance and Coordination

News: 2009


Telemark Article from Breathe

Breathe August 2009, pg 10-11


Training Camp and Telemark GS Race brought the spirit of free-heel to Caledon Ski Club! Favourable mild weather and excellent snow created ideal conditions for Training Camp coached by Stephane Perreault, Quebec’s Provincial Team Coach and CANSI Level III Course Conductor. Improvement in all participant’s technique and race performance was observed and greatly appreciated. Race on Knight Flight was exceptional, for results click here. Images by Brian Backland Photography now posted at:
Special thanks to Bill Yeigh, Alpine Director, Ralph Ferguson, Head Coach and team at Caledon Ski Club; and TSO Sponsors: Little Ed’s Ski & Bike Shop, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sojourn, White Squall, Skis Rossignol Canada and The Weathervane for their generous support!!!

Beaver Valley’s Mogul Mania a Huge Success, Telemarkers Win Applause!

Our congratulations to the finalists whom triumphed on Avalanche’s gnarly to corn snow moguls!!!
1. David Kahn (see gallery for full images – animated gif by
2. Rob Henderson
3. Susan Connor

Telemark Ski Ontario Board and Ski Telemark proudly present Ontario Telemark Champions for 2009 – Pam Sittler & Scott McLorie

Back Left to right – Michael Hardtke – President, Telemark Ski Canada Telemark, Holly Blefgen – President, Ski Telemark Ltd., Stephen Goldhar – President, Telemark Ski Ontario, Keith Woods – Director, Telemark Ski Ontario, Cecilia Thng – Director, Telemark Ski Ontario
Special thanks to Michael Jordan Photography and Devil’s Glen Country Club for hosting a superb event!

Ontario Telemark Racing returns!

In collaboration with Telemark Ski Ontario:

  • Special Telemark Race Training Clinic
    – March 14th – all photos now in the Gallery
  • Ontario Telemark Championships – March 15th
    A blistering combined time was set by Scott McLorie with no penalties to win the Men’s Division and Pam Sittler won the Women’s Overall with style and one penalty point. The Championship drew over 40 racers whom aptly demonstrated the technique and mastery of the sport. Special thanks to our sponsors: Sierra Designs, Skis Rossignol Canada, Adventure Guide, Little Ed’s Ski and Bike Shop, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sojourn and White Squall.
    Full results now available. (pdf now available here.)
    Photos in the Gallery
  • Ski Telemark 25th Anniversary Event
    See news for full results and click for Brian Backland’s photos (click on proofing) and the Ski Telemark Gallery

Toronto Star piece on Telemark Skiing

Collingwood Enterprise article on the championships…

Alberta had a race too…

ST Silver Anniversary GS Race Results – A Family Affair

Our GS racers at Beaver Valley Ski Club demonstrated superb telemark technique in the gates and grace in the air, a spectacular performance by all involved, our special thanks for your support!

From left to right:
* Robyn Goldhar – 3rd – Women’s Novice 17-40 yrs.
* Nancy Cohen – 1st – Women’s Advance 41-60 yrs
* Jenny Goldhar – 1st – Women’s Novice Jr. 16 yrs. & under


Official Results
– Single Best Run Time (seconds) with Penalty Points if acquired. (Click here for full results

JR 16 & Under – Men, Novice
1st Thomas Hlavenka – 47.04 NP

JR 16 & Under – Women, Novice
1st Jenny Goldhar – 60.36 8P

JR 16 & Under – Men, Advance
1st David Kahn – 38.7 NP

61 Plus – Women, Novice
1st Linda Gordon – 74.79 1P

61 Plus – Men, Advance
1st Wolfgang Bleckert – 45.11 NP
2nd Roon Kasperavicius – 50.07 NP
3rd Manfred Lamers – 50.47 1P

Masters 41-60 – Women, Novice
1st Julie Rossall – 61.67 4P
2nd Cecilia Thng – 77.51 7P

Masters 41-60 – Women, Advance
1st Nancy Cohen – 58.78 NP

Masters 41-60 – Men, Novice
1st Keith Woods – 46.65 NP
2nd Alex Waters – 49.02 1P
3rd Peter Burch – 49.14 4P

Masters 41-60 – Men, Advance
1st Jody Miller – 39.05 NP
2nd Mark Kinoshita – 40.56 NP
3rd Rob Henderson – 40.98 NP

Adult 17-40 – Women, Novice
1st Eva Kosiba – 54.94 1P
2nd Liana Giovando – 55.81 NP
3rd Robyn Goldhar – 69.90 2P

Adult 17 – 40 – Men, Novice
1st Jon Pratt – 53.10 NP

Adult 17-40 – Men, Advance
1st Marcel Pruski – 40.12 1P
2nd John Adams – 46.22 NP
3rd Eric Peysar – 46.62 NP

OVERALL CHAMPIONS – Based on Single Best Time
1st Eva Kosiba
2nd Liana Giovando
3rd Nancy Cohen

1st David Kahn
2nd Jody Miller
3rd Marcel Pruski

Santa is a telemarker – click to see photo on Globe&Mail site (Dec 12, 2008)

Ski Telemark Open House

Sunday, October 26, 2008
10:00 am. – 4:00 pm.
Open to all friends and family, come for a mountain bike ride, B-Bque lunch and used inventory sale! Please RSVP for more details and directions:

News: 2008


Saturday, March 22 – MOGUL MANIA, Beaver Valley Ski Club

Telemark skiers showcased their talents and creative style on Avalanche’s challenging mogul field with a jump mid-station to WOW Beaver Valley’s judges and spectators!!! Our performances drew a resounding applause! We, telemarkers, have been invited to return and participate in MOGUL MANIA’s 30th Anniversary next March 2009!
Prizes were awarded to the top three finalists:

  • 1st – DAVID KAHN
  • 2nd – TIM MOSS

50 Telemarkers brave the snow at TELEFEST 2008!

Despite being hit by the storm of the century, Ski Telemark’s TELEFEST 2008 became Powderfest 2008 at Osler Bluff Ski Club!!! Attended by 50 enthusiastic telemark skiers, great fun was had by all! Osler Bluff’s rustic mountain chalet served a hearty lunch followed by a supercharged afternoon of crazed telemarkers dancin’ in powder with snow accumulation of 8 cm. per hour! Please check-out our day by Photographer: Brian Backland:

Our Congratulations to the Champions for Telefest 2008:
Over 18 years of age, Male: (Total Points of 15 X 2 Runs)

  • 1st – Rory Gilfillan – 27 Points
  • 2nd – Three Way Tie: Gary Peysar, Greg Bandler, Mark Steele – 20 points
  • 3rd – Will Teron – 19 Points

Over 18 years of age, Female: (Total Points of 15, 1 Run)

  • 1st – Danielle Coutts – 8 Points
  • 2nd – Caroline Correia

Under 18 years of age, Male:

  • 1st – David Kahn – 22 Points

SYNCRO: TANDEM – Total Points of 15, 1 Run

  • 1st – Joseph Ferri & Mark Steele – 14.5 Points
  • 2nd – Michael Hardtke & Garry Almond – 13 Points
  • 3rd Tie – James MacIntyre & Mark Kinoshita/David Kilbourn & Rob Henderson – 10 Points

TELE 8’s: TANDEM – Total Points of 15, 1 Run

  • 1st – Joseph Ferri & Mark Steele – 12 Points
  • 2nd – James MacIntyre & Mark Kinoshita – 10 Points
  • 3rd – David Kahn & John Adams – 9 Points

Special Thanks to our Judges: David Mills, John Gilfillan, Iain Esson

We are most grateful to the following sponsors for their support of TELEFEST 2008:
* Osler Bluff Ski Club
* Rossignol Ski Canada
* Sierra Designs, Blackwater Designs Ltd.
* Crispi, Alpina Sports Canada
* Sojourn, Barrie
* Squire John’s, Collingwood
* Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Toronto
* Baskits, Toronto
* Tesoro, Collingwood
* Imagewares, Nobleton
* Weathervane, Erin

Le Massif ski tour was fabulous…. read more here