January 21, 2019

T2T/L2T Skiing on Saturday

It is still fantastic up at Telemark, and regular grooming is happening.  Bring both sets of gear, water, and a snack.  1000 start!

Spring Break Skiing

Hello T2T/L2T skiers!

For Spring Break (March 17 – April 1) we will transition to skiing twice a week, Saturdays at 10 and Tuesdays at 6.  Tomorrow will be the last Thursday on snow practice of the season.  Most years I would say “unless we run out of snow at Telemark”, but I’m thinking we’re pretty safe this year!

Spring skiing is a lot of fun!  Weekend skis will focus on heading out for adventures in the sunshine.  Adam’s hut awaits!  We may even get a nice solid crust for off-trail adventuring this year.

Telemark Skiers Are Awesome!


Our awesome Midgets skiers are in the news:



Yesterday were the classic team sprints.  Three of our teams made it to the finals!  Ian and Cole finished the day with a silver in the Challenge Boys, and Thomas and Gareth finished in fourth in the Open Men!

Today’s classic races were full of great results for our athletes, with Ian Williams taking home a bronze, and top twenty results for Gareth (eighth), Thomas (twelfth), Tallon (sixteenth), Cole (ninth, fifth in YOB), Connor, Greg, and Ian (11th, 12th, and 13th), Grayson (17th), Jenna (15th), and Claire (18th).

All Nationals results:    https://zone4.ca/event/Ski%20Nationals%202018%20Nationaux%20de%20ski%20de%20fond/


It was GREAT to see almost all of our remaining athletes helping out our club at FUNTASTICS!  The JackRabbit and 8+ gang were thrilled to have you helping and skiing with them yesterday!  Your awesome costumes and infectious enthusiasm made the event a lot of fun!

Fun choices for Sunday Sovereign Loppet and Telemark Biathlon

There are two really fun choices for skiing on Sunday this weekend!


Telemark Biathlon Demo and Public Race Day:

There will be a biathlon demonstration day and public race at the Telemark Biathlon Range this Sunday. Everyone welcome! It’s a great way to try out this exciting Olympic sport. Bring yourself, your friends, family – it will be a lot of fun! For details, please click here.

Sovereign Lakes Loppet:

It’s the 40th annual Sovereign Loppet this weekend.  Free technique and a range of distances.  Info: https://www.sovereignlake.com/event/sovereign-lake-loppet/ .  Registration https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=17581&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Registration closes at midnight tonight.


Go have some fun on skis!  Oh, and don’t forget the time change!

Photos from BC Champs

Hi Ski Fans!

David Webster and the technology wizards at Zone4 have linked photos of you from Day 1 (mass start free) and Day 3 (free relays) to your race results on Zone4!  Go to the BC Champs results page: https://zone4.ca/event/494390aa-fc61-11e7-935e-0ad99e951742/, day one or three, click on your name, and photos taken in the time around when you passed David are displayed right beneath your detailed results.

Yes, that is Ben hucking a 360 with his underpants on the outside during a race.



Scholarship Opportunity for Grade 12 Athletes

Our friend and model athlete Evan Guthrie has sponsored a scholarship for graduating student athletes in the Central Okanagan.  If you are graduating from a high school in the Central Okanagan and are entering post-secondary education next year, the link to information and the application form is http://evanguthrie.com/scholarship-fund/.  To quote Evan’s reason for sponsoring this scholarship:

“Over the years I’ve received substantial support towards my athletic and academic pursuits and now, as a full-time athlete and part-time student at Okanagan College, I am looking to help student-athletes alleviate some financial stress in order for the athlete to fully concentrate on their sport and academic goals.”

What an outstanding human being.

Fun Study-Together Group FoodSafe class!

Title: Fun Study-Together Group FoodSafe class!

Colleen Blaney and Rebecca Tyson are planning to host a group FoodSafe class some time in November – we’ll pick the date once we know the class list.  We’ll work together to take the online course (6 hours) and then the exam.  It will be a fun study-together event!  We are looking for a total of 7 people to get FoodSafe training to help run Telemark Race Team food fundraisers (crock-pot chili and BBQ hot-dogs) on Saturdays.  With that many people having FoodSafe, the volunteer requirement will be at most two Saturdays during the season.

Telemark will refund the cost of the course.  Colleen and I will do all the other organising.  If you are interested, please send an email to colleen.blaney@rd.com or rebecca.tyson@ubc.ca .  Thanks in advance for joining us!


Kelowna Cycle Team Buy Night for XC Racers


Team Buy Night for XC Racers!

Date: Nov 6th

Time: 6pm-8:00pm,


Location: Kelowna Cycle 2949 pandosy street

First out of the gate is Kelowna Cycle’s Team Buy Night with special pricing for members of the Telemark race team.

Kelowna Cycle has been a long supporter of the Telemark Club and especially the Race and Biathlon team.

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


Attention parents you can relax have a little snack and a refreshment while your future super star is outfitted by one of our experts.

Kelowna Cycle has an extensive selection of equipment from Fischer, Atomic, Oneway and Alpina.

KC also has waxes and equipment at special pricing as well as clothing from Craft, Sugoi and Pearl Izumi.




Patrick Rosen




250.762.2453      103-2949 Pandosy St. Kelowna, B.C.,V1Y 1W1



778.484.7433                      1461 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 5Y4