March 19, 2018

FUNtastics 2018

This Saturday is the end of the year FUNtasticks for league!
This is an opportunity for our T2T skiers to participate and interact with the 8+ league group. We are looking for some volunteer T2Ters to help out with stations and teams.

League kids will be on CLASSIC skis. The theme is UNDER THE SEA. To help out with these stations or to lead a team just show up…in costume.

20 min per stations. The fun starts at 10:30 setup at 10am.
1. Three legged ski – starts at the bottom of the hill near the exit from squirrel to behind the washrooms.
2. Word scramble treasure hunt – up squirrel and back out the race trails ending at the top of the speed trap.
3. Speed trap – the usual.
4. Slalom relay – meet at the top of the toboggan hill

The team will also be doing gourmet hotdog sales so bring $$ and a healthy appetite.

There will also be bunny-JR2 stations and groups to help with if we are overwhelmed with eager volunteers.

Any questions talk to coach Deepa

Beginner Wax Dec 6th / Advanced Waxing Dec 13th

December 6th we will be at Telemark. We will hold a parent beginner wax information session and demonstration during regular Tuesday practice time (6-7:30pm) in the chalet while the kids are skiing. Learn about what equipment and waxes to buy, ski prep, glide waxing, grip waxing, hard wax, klister and more. Get your waxing questions answered in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. If you don’t know what half of those terms mean…this is the session for you. If you know what the are but want to learn more about how to use them…come join us. If you know what all of those things are, how to use them, what different colours of waxes mean and have strong opinions about them…then you should be attending an advanced session or teaching this one.

On Dec 13th there will be an advanced waxing clinic for coaches and parents wanting to assist with waxing at races.  Emphasis on waxing in a uniform and timely manner.  All coaches and those in our ‘waxing pool’ need to attend and will be contacted.  6-7:30pm.  The older skiers will be put to the ultimate test…coaching the JR / TJR and TR1 groups.

Telemarkracers Girl`s Social Night

We would like to invite all the TELEMARK GIRLS to a Friday social. We will be gathering at a coaches house in Glenmore. The plan is to spend the evening hanging out, play board games and make pizza together.

Friday November 25th 6pm
$5 to contribute to dinner
RSVP before Thursday Nov 23rd for details and location

Let’s bring our girls together.

JD Practice Nov 22 and into December

The calendar has been updated for the JD practice tomorrow which will be 6pm at Knox Mountain. Please see the calendar entry in purple for more details.

We will be setting the December calendar shortly. Many of our practices and locations through early December will be dependent on snow conditions so please check the website regularly for updates. Over the Winter holidays there will be opportunities for skiing that may not follow our regular scheduling. We recognize that people have family in town and are away so just make the ones you can!

Sat Oct 15th Day Camp Schedule

This Saturday is another fun day camp up at Telemark. Parent helpers are encouraged and welcome for all or any part of the day you can help out with. We have jobs for all abilities and all parts of the day!

9:00 TR1 and Elite leave from Gellatly Nut Farm

9:30 JD, TJR and TR1 rollerskiers meet at the cattle grate to ski up to telemark. (we could use one parent volunteer to drive caboose)

11:00 Any athletes not skiing can meet us up at Telemark at this time.

Games and Drills

12:00 Lunch and Gear Swap.

1:00 Cyclocross course set up.



Gear Swap:

Bring your skis, boots and poles to have our expert coaches evaluate them for your weight, height and ability level.

Bring your used gear and uniforms to sell and swap with other telemark racers.

Teen Alpine Retreat

There is still room in the Teen Alpine Retreat.
Registration deadline has been extended and there is a telemark family special. Get 25% of the second sibling and 50% of the third when registering participants from the same family.
See my original post for more details


Or visit

Coach Deepa

Teen Retreat

Attention all Telemark teens ages 13-17.

ENSO Society for Contemplative Engagement is hosting a Teen Wilderness Retreat at Cathedral Lakes this Summer.

Your very own Coach Deepa will be there as a trail guide, camp crew and an expert on the geology and ecosystems in the area.

This is a unique opportunity! Mindfulness and meditation  can be very beneficial for the serious athlete.


Find out more about ENSO at

Tue March 29th practice at Telemark

Yes! There is practice tonight at Telemark.
JD, TJR and TR1 are scheduled to SKATE.