December 16, 2017

Thank You Camp People!

Thanks to all the parents who supplied baking for the successful regional camp.  It is always a hit with the athletes.  A special thank you to Mark Filatow  Waterfront Wines, for his generous donation of 60 loaves of very wholesome and delicious bread.  We ate very well!!

Tom Walker

Wax Clinic Telemark November 21st 7:30 pm

Hello skiers (athletes and parents)

Tomorrow after practice at Telemark, Andy Shields will be doing a lesson on ski waxing. Andy is the SkiGo, Magnar and Guru wax sales rep, so he knows his stuff. Andy is also a World Cup skier with a 30th placing, so also has lots wisdom about training, balancing athletics, and progressing as an athlete.
Please come out to this event to learn more about waxing, and feel free o ask Andy questions about skiing as well!
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Telemark Ski lodge
Who: Andy Shields
Find him in the Picture Below:
Greg Kilroy

Camp Baking Request

Hello Telemark Parents,

I have undertaken the task of organizing the food for the regional camp. The camp will take place next weekend. I am looking for help! I am thinking instead of buying package baking I am looking for parents to do baking before the camp. This is in the goal to save money and eat healthier and yummier food. Any type of muffin, loaf, bar and cookies would be fantastic! Please label if there is dairy or nuts in the baking. There about 50 coaches and athletes so any amount of food would be greatly appreciated! The more baking done before the camp the better! The baking will make for great food to pack to train and snacks. Let me know what you plan to bring or ask what we need!

You can email me at

Thank you!

Tom Walker

Early Bird Registration Deadlines Approaching Quickly

Hello Ski Fans,

Happy to see that the season is well under way and that the skiing on the “Telemark Trail” is excellent for early season. Plus it is currently snowing!

So, if you are a Juvenile or Junior Boy or Girl I think that you should enter the sprint races for these two NORAM’s even if it means racing up categories. You may only end up doing the qualifier but I think that it is important. The Next 3 paragraphs are my attempt at a simple explanation of why.

How do you make the provincial teams? Well basically, Canada Points List (CPL) values close to the International Podium Benchmark (IPB) for your age. Here is an explanation of the CPL points! or WIN a medal at nationals.

The IPB explanation is here!

First of all, it is very important to note that there will only be 3 sprint races in BC this year which will be eligible for the CPL list. To earn full CPL points it is the best result of 4 Sprint Qualifiers. The better the skiers you Qualify with (same distance) the more likely it is that you will earn good points.

Sovereign NORAM has Junior Men/Women – Open Sprint racing Saturday. Juvenile and Junior Boy/Girls should probably race up into this category to get points.

Rossland NORAM has Junior B/G – Open Sprint racing Saturday. Juveniles should race up a category.

Prince George BC Cup Sprint; poor points opportunity because all of the skiers with good points will be at Easterns and WJRs. Also, Telemark is not Supporting this race this year.

The Sovereign NorAm which is December 9th and 10th has an early bird Registration Deadline of this Sunday November 12th.

Race Notice!


The Rossland NorAm which is December 15-17th has an early bird Registration Deadline of Sunday November 19th.

Race Notice!

Registration: does not currently appear to be open.

Other Sprint CPL race options for this year are: Frozen Thunder (last week), WJRT Quebec, Westerns in Red Deer and Nationals in Thunder Bay.

Feel free to ask your coaches questions about this process.

Thank You,

Adam Elliot


Fresh Air Experience Team Buy Night November 8th 5 pm

Hello Ski Fans,

Date: Nov 8

Time: 17:00-19:30

Location: Fresh Air Experience on Harvey Ave.

Once again, Fresh Air Experience is holding a special night for Telemark Nordic Club race teams!

This will allow parents to purchase Nordic ski equipment for our x-c athletes and our biathletes.

Special pricing is available to Telemark L2T, T2T, L2C and T2C  x-c athletes, as well as Biathlon Bears, Development, and Advanced biathletes.

So pull those skis and boots out of your storage and see if it is time to replace them (don’t wait for the snow to fall…).

Fresh Air has an expanded selection of equipment from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol and Madshus.  In addition to club pricing on equipment they will have great deals on clothing, goggles, wax benches, jigs, waxes and irons.


Chris Halldorson

NST Quality Skis and Gear for Sale!

Hello Team,

Allyson was a Skier on our National Team so she definitely has some good quality skis. Thanks, Adam

Her Message to You:

I are trying to sell some of our gear and I was wondering if you would pass around the info to the ski team in case anyone needs skis/poles. Here is what we have with prices (all OBO). We are happy for skiers to test the skis on snow before committing 🙂

Skis (all with Salomon bindings):

Fischer Speedmax plus skate skis (these were one of my fastest race skis), 182 cm – $400

Fischer zeros – 197 cm, good for someone above 145 lbs (tested fast but they were too stiff for me so they’ve barely been used)- $400

Salomon Equipe 10 skate – 191 cm, cold ski, good race pair ~150-170 lbs – $350

Salomon Equipe 10 zeros – 201 cm ~145-165 lbs – $300

Salomon Equipe 10 classic – 201 cm, all-round warm ski ~145-165 lbs – $300

Salomon Equipe 10 classic skis (more of a training ski)– 206 cm – $250

Salomon Equipe 10, classic skis, (older model – more of a training or intro ski) 140-160 lbs – $200


Leki Super Shark World Cup poles, 155  cm or 145 cm – $175/pair

Swix Triacs 147.5 cm – $200

Swix Star poles – 155 cms – $150

Contact: or 250-878-3604.



Registration for Regional Camp 2 2005-2009 closes Monday Oct 23rd

Hello Ski Fans,

This is the link to register for the Second Regional Snow Camp which closes Monday Oct 23rd; HERE!

There are a limited number of spots in this snow camp so register ASAP!

Again, we need to give a month’s notice for accommodations which is why the deadlines are so far in advanced.

Host Club: Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Regional Coach: Matthew Smider (; (250) 683-9012). Provincial Coach Chris Manhard will also be attending the camp.

Dates:  Friday, November 24th to Sunday, November 26th. Camp has a full participation policy and participants are expected to stay through entire camp.

Eligibility: Skiers born 2005 – 2009. Athletes born in 2009 must have designated parent / guardian accompaniment.

Location: Silver Star Mountain

Accommodation: We will have athletes and coaches staying at both the Pinnacles Suite Hotel (9885 Pinnacles Rd) and Vance Creek Hotel (Silver Lode Ln).

Camp Begins: 6pm on Friday, November 24th. Please arrive on time. Dinner will not be provided on Friday, so please come fed or prepared to make your own meal.

Camp Ends: 1pm on Sunday, November 26th. Lunch will be served prior to end of camp.

Registration: Eligible athletes, coaches and coach helpers may register on from Monday, October 16th through Monday, October 23rd or until full. Registration will be open to 48 athletes, plus coaches and coach helpers.

Camp Fee: $205.00 athletes; Free for coaches (L2T-trained); $110 for coach helpers (not L2T-trained). Includes online processing fees; accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch; trail passes for Saturday and Sunday; and a CCBC Teck hat.



Trail Help Required Saturday After Ski

Hello Ski Fans,

We will need some help at Telemark following the morning ski to clear our new trails of cut up trees and Branches. We have an excavator coming to work on the trails later that day. So Saturday please pack some, Food, Dry Clothes and Gloves. If joining us from outside of training we will be ready to work at Telemark around 11:30 am October 21st.

Many Hands Make Lite Work!

We also need Trucks. If you have a Truck that can haul some wood let me know.

The purpose of the Trail Cut Thru’s are:

  • To provide easy access to a great set of downhill corners close to the stadium for Ski League, Schools Program, Biathlon, Recreational and Advanced Skiers.
  • This will help for Training Simulations and Race Courses for Biathlon and Skiers.
  • The “Yellow” Climb Trail is a “A” climb for use at the end of our 3.5 km, 5 km and Sprint Course (1.6 and 1km). (2 km Biathlon) (See Photo Below)
  • The “Red” Climb Trail is a “B” climb for use in 2.5 km and shorter sprint races (1.4 km and 800 m). (1.5 km Biathlon)
  • The “Orange” Turn around is for use in the 1.2 km and 600 m Sprint Courses.
  • These changes to our race courses should allow us to meet Homologation for our trails to host Noram level events should we choose.
  • There is also potential to use these trails for a Skiathlon race course so that we can again host a World Junior Trials event.