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!)

SPECIAL TRIAL OFFER!
– 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 here:brianbacklandphotography.com

Events 2012

2012 Pre-Season Events:

MEC Snowfest – Toronto, Barrie, Burlington; SOJOURN Evening

The best event yet, ‘Free Heel Fun & Technique’ brought out a wonderful mix of free heel supporters with great discussion following Rob Henderson’s presentation! A technical challenge was thrown out to all for the development in their personal free heeling and new support is forthcoming from several resorts for the sport! Special thanks to Sojourn, ST instructors and TSO!

Great turn-out last Saturday @ MEC Snowfest, Keith and Johnny were lurking in newcomers with Keith’s lurk into the sport!


‘FREE-HEEL GEAR-UP’ @ Soujourn in Barrie in 2011

Sojourn Event Poster

  • A real BUZZ dominated SOJOURN’s ‘FREE-HEEL GEAR-UP’ on Thursday evening November 10th! Folks from far and wide tried on and talked shop with Black Diamond, Scarpa and Rossignol representatives, SOJOURN’s staff and Ski Telemark’s team! Special thanks to all for a great evening and a dash of snow!
  • MEC Snowfest held @ Toronto store was a big success! Fine weather brought many folk downtown to shop and talk! Ski Telemark’s booth managed by instructors Keith and David shared their enthusiasm and knowledge with many! Thank you to MEC Toronto!
  • Glenn and David were fantastic and a great help in making Snowfest a success. It’s really great to be associated with people such as Ski Telemark whom are passionate about helping people enjoy the outdoors. Our staff were ecstatic about having your group present and are looking forward to skiing with you. Thanks for all your help in promoting the event. We will see you at Telemark Warm-up!
    Sasha Skoropad
    MEC Snowfest Coordinator – Burlington


    Ski Telemark, instructor staff and friends have recently donated relief funds to Outdoor Gientai. Outdoor Gientai is an outdoor industry based initiative to help people who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku area on March 11. We express sincere thank you to all for their support!


  • FREE HEEL STYLE – Thursday, December 2, 6-9:00 pm.

    Bryan Spiegel gave a great ‘Free Heel Style’ talk and demonstration of the new step-in NTN boot/binding system @ SOJOURN’s Icebreaker event! Everyone tried on the new system, Ski Telemark hopes to have a rental demo available this winter so please ask!
    WOW, a fabulous day enjoyed by all 60 + free-heelers at ST WARM-UP DAY @ Mt. St. Louis Moonstone Resort! Dreamy soft snow and mild temperatures made the day ideal for getting back in the groove! Free Heel Mojo was the name of the game, special thanks to retailer sponsors: Little Ed’s Skis & Bikes, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sojourn and White Squall – you gave us all a big smile!

    In 2009 we hosted…

    • TELEMARK MADNESS – a Telemark Adventure Evening on Thursday, December 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with Sojourn
      – Featuring David Kilbourn, telemark aficionado, learn about the WOW’s and WHERE’s to churn those turns!
      – Also, guru Glenn Lee’s preparation for MOUNTAIN MADNESS! and Holly Blefgen’s local yodel!
      – Free of charge, only your energy required!

    • Ski Telemark Warm Up Day – Saturday, December 12th

    Sunday, October 26, 2008
    Ski Telemark Open House
    It was great to see our old and new telemark friends and family. The weather was wet, but perfect for a hike.

    Previous Warm-Up Days

    Warm Up Day 2012


    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!

    Despite the early morning rain, Telemark skiers from Ontario, Quebec and Michigan found their legs at Mt. St. Louis. In the TSO draw, Glenn Lee won the skis (courtesy of Squire Johns).

    Saturday, December 8th – the 29th Annual Ski Telemark Warm-Up Day at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone Resort featuring the new Telemark Skier Magazine movie: Lets Go!.

    Clinics, Apres Ski & Movie – Cost $85.
    Click here for the 2012 poster


    Warm Up Day 2011

    Couldn’t ask for better weather!
    Ski Telemark’s 27th Annual Warm-Up Day

    Photo courtesy of Brian Backland Photography (Click for more photos!)
     

    Special Thanks to Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, our retail sponsors: Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sojourn, White Squall and Rossignol!


    See Josh Madsen’s film “Loyalty” at the
    Ski Telemark Warm-Up Day – Mt. St. Louis

    Warm Up Day 2010

    Ski Telemark Annual Warm-Up Day

    WOW, a fabulous day enjoyed by all 60 + free-heelers at ST WARM-UP DAY @ Mt. St. Louis Moonstone Resort! Dreamy soft snow and mild temperatures made the day ideal for getting back in the groove! Free Heel Mojo was the name of the game, special thanks to retailer sponsors: Little Ed’s Skis & Bikes, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sojourn and White Squall – you gave us all a big smile!
    Click here for Warm Up Day Poster
    Photos now available at: Brian Backland Photography


    Warm Up Day 2009

    click here for the PDF of 2009 Warm Up Day poster

    New snow & bright blue skies drew 70 + telemarkers to the slopes of Mt. St. Louis for Warm-Up Day!!!
    Special thanks to the Huter family and our sponsors for an amazing start!
    ** Brian Backland’s Photos **



    Warm Up Day 2008

    WOW!!! What a super Warm-Up day! Special thanks to our 67 telemarkers whom helped us rip up the slopes of Mt. St. Louis last Saturday followed by a merry Apres Ski festive, yodel by Josl Huter from the Austrian Alps and Santa Telemark’s bag of goodies!!!

    Special thanks to our sponsors: Rossignol, Sierra Designs, Sojourn and Mountain Equipment Co-op!

    Warm Up Day 2007 – Sat, Dec 8

    Another Great Day Warm Up Day Poster– over 50 telemark skiers and fresh snow! Thank you to our 2007 sponsors:
    Sierra Designs, Sojourn, Skiis & Bikes, Rossignol, Squire John’s, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Crispi


    Ski Telemark – Warm Up Day – Dec 2006

    The Warm Up Day (Dec 9, 2006) was a great success – over 55 telemark skiers took to the hills. (and Yes! the snow was great as always).
    — Thank you to Rossignol and MEC once again for the draw prizes —



    Warm-up Day 2005

    News: 2012

    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!

    Mobile Telemark Ski School