March 19, 2018

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:


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: .  Registration

Registration closes at midnight tonight.


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

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

Nationals Reminder

Hello Nationals Skiers,

Please review this Nutrition Link before Nationals. There will be a test.


Adam Elliot

Raffle Tickets Due

Please ensure that you submit all raffle ticket books to Sean Siever this week before the draw on Saturday March 10th. Bring booklets to workout. Questions? Contact Sean at

Team Telemark Athletes in the News (BC Champs)

You will love the BC Championship pictures that have been published by several media outlets.  Thank you Greg Redman for the fantastic photography!  Here is the article in KelownaNow.

Thank You BC Championship Volunteers

We set an attendance record (660 athletes) at last weekend’s Provincial Championships!  That did not happen by accident.  Our Team is renown for hosting high quality events.  We have great snow, high quality trails and grooming, hospitable temperatures, and friendly and encouraging volunteers.  Thank you to the organizing committee (Jill Stamp, James Williams, Tim Mayer, David Lloyd, Dean Sader, John Gordon, Alison Campbell-Urness, Dirk Rohde) and the many parent and club volunteers who delivered a top notch event that was enjoyed by all!  Picture above–“Chaos in the Midget Girls Mass start”

Next weekend, our Biathlon team is hosting Provincial Championships.  Several Biathlon coaches supported our event last weekend and they would appreciate any volunteer support that you may be able to provide on March 3/4th.  The list up sheet is here.  Questions?  Email Andrew Hay