Spring Loaded Telemark Festival 2014
Silver Star Mountain Resort and BC Telemark are once again co presenting the Spring Loaded Telemark Festival and Races. In its 3rd year, organizers have been working to make a bigger more exciting program.
New this year:
Team Telemark Parallel – April 4th
Like the Telemark races over the weekend, the Team Parallel includes a Giant Slalom gate section, a wedge jump, and a small skate. Racers ski head to head down parallel courses and teams are searching for a minimum of 2 wins to move on through the round robin competition. Teams are allowed to have 1 Alpine skier and prizes will be awarded for costumes, antics, multiple teams from one place (HINT: SILVER STAR STAFF), largest total ski width between all racers, and of course the winners.
Championships Races – April 5-6th
Last year we hosted the National Championships as part of the Telemark Festival which brought in Elite racers from around the World. Racers competing in the Elite category will be racing for the Championships in the Telemark GS, Telemark Sprint, and Telemark Classic. These are some of the best racers in the World and put on an incredible show as they rip the Giant Slalom, fly off the jump, and push through the skate section to the finish line.
Tele Party – April 5th
The Den in the Silver Star village will be hosting the Festival Saturday night for awards and prizes, live music, and a great time. All ages welcome. Socialize with the local Telemark community and meet racers and skiers from around the World!
Tele Flash Mob – April 6th
This is the chance we’ve been waiting for to show Silver Star Telemark means business. All Telemark skiers, racers, coaches meet at the top of the mountain for a group ski/mass drop. Even if you’re not part of the festival, come join us for this mass drop. Only Telemark a few days a year, make this one of your days and join the photo. Social media, here we come!
Races – April 5-6
Telemark races are for everyone! Even if you’re not the World’s next best Telemark skier, or if the smallest ski you have is 120mm underfoot, come and be part of our exciting recreational races. All ages, and all abilities are encouraged to race. Racing is a great way to challenge your all mountain skills or kicks start your intermediate skiing. Sprint race includes all the traditional components of a Telemark race including the Giant Slalom section, wedge jump, and skate sections and the Telemark GS only includes a Giant Slalom and wedge. Gender based categories include Junior, Adult, Master.
Demos – April 4-6
Local gear retailer and Tele rental provider will be at Silver Star providing demos for boots, bindings and skis. Try some new equipment, new bindings, and new skis. Manufactures and Tele supporters also present to share the latest gear, what’s new, and how they can set you up. Tents will fill up the Silver Star village so come check out what these folks have brought to share with us.
Clinics – April 5-6
From the $20 learn to Tele special, to Bumps, Carving, and Race specific clinics, Silver Star instructors will lead you through a great 2 hour session. Even the best skiers can have an ‘uh huh’ moment with our experienced instructors. Do you know someone who is interested in learning to Telemark? Well with demos available, and a Learn to Tele special, now is the time. Improve your tactics and skills for the next days race, get some tips for ripping the legendary Silver Star moguls, and become more technical and confident using those edges on the pristine groomers. Register at the Silver Star Ski School