January 16, 2018

Important Messages

  1. Raffle Tickets
    • There are some members who have not yet paid and/or picked up their raffle tickets.  You are responsible for selling 1 booklet per athlete (2  per family max).  Each booklet costs $125.  Please purchase your booklets ASAP (cheque payable to Telemark Junior Racers).  Please remit cheque to our fabulous raffle coordinator, Sean Siever.  You have until March 4th to sell the tickets.
  2. Canadian Olympic Foundation
    • There are 2 weeks left to make a tax deductible contribution in support of our Race Team.  We have raised $2500 to date.  If we reach our goal of $6000, an anonymous donor will generously match that amount dollar for dollar.  The Race Team will receive 100% of all donations.  Please tell your friends and family.  Click this link to donate.
  3. Team Fees
    • Friendly reminder that the 2nd instalment of your annual Race Team fees will be processed on Wednesday Jan. 18th.

Loppet wax recommendation

Toko yellow/red mix or Swix LF8

Red/yellow mix is most easily done by pinching your yellow and red blocks together while melting it on the iron.  Careful, it goes on pretty fast!

Scraped and brushed, and base binder applied.


Team Telemark in the News

Our team had incredible results at opposite ends of the country last weekend.  Congratulations to our athletes, coaches and parent volunteers who participated at the BC Cup in Whistler and World Junior Trials in Quebec.  Special mention to Hanah and Gareth who qualified for the World Junior Championships in Switzerland at the end of the month.  We are in the media today!  There is lots to celebrate.  See you all at the Loppet.  To that end, please sport Team Telemark colors with Kelowna Toyota logos.  Kelowna Toyota’s financial contribution to our team is making this all possible.

Register for our Loppet

Hi Team.  Please register ASAP on Zone 4 for our 32nd annual Telemark Apple Loppet. The popular pursuit race course remains the same. There are events for all ages and abilities. Prizes and food for participants and volunteers. Click here to register.  Race Team youth ski for free.  Email your coach for the secret discount code.

Gareth Qualifies for U23 World Championships with U23 Victory in the First Race!

Hello Ski Fans!

Well, Gareth skied very well today on scored his first Open Men’s Medal, was the First U23 Skier and Won a spot on the World Championship Team. He was also in a sprint finish with the soon to be Olympian Knute!

Proud Coach Moment!

Below are the BC Highlights from today. Ian, Hugh and David also had Great Performances today. Results Here on Zone4!

DAY #2 – Skiathlon: Classic/Free Technique

3rd     Open Men (1st U23 M)        Gareth Williams (Telemark Nordic Club)

4th     Jr Women (2nd Jr Girl)         Molly Miller (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club)

5th     Jr Women                           Hannah Mehain (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club)

6th     Jr Women (3rd Jr Girl)          Beth Granstrom (Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club)

7th     Jr Women                           Kaia Andal (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club)

13th   Jr Men (3rd Jr Boys)             Remi Drolet (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club)

17th   Jr Men (5th Jr Boys)             Michael Murdoch (Whistler Nordic Ski Club)

18th   Jr Men (6th Jr Boys)             Ian Williams (Telemark Nordic Club)

23rd   Jr Men (7th Jr Boys)             Joe Davies (Whistler Nordic Ski Club)

Western Canadian Champs Registration

Western Canadian Champs Registration

Here is the link to register, early bird ends Jan 12th, final registration Jan 17th


T2T Summer Road Wolf Moon TT Results

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for a fun practice and good effort today under gorgeous skies. Below are the time trial results.

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday for some low intensity skate skiing with a little fun speed work. For those leaving for Whistler tomorrow and Thursday, safe travels!  We’ll see you down there Friday.

BC Cup #1 Whistler Olympic Park – Team plan

Here are important details for the upcoming BC Cup races in Whistler Olympic Park at the Callaghan Valley ski trails

If you haven’t already, please sign up to volunteer here

Race Notice here:

Weather:  Callaghan valley weather can best be described as predictably unpredictable (the kind of weather that keeps wax techs from sleeping at night).  So please be prepared for any and every kind of weather (who remembers the sprint day of the BC Champs 2 years ago?).  Weather from the Callaghan Valley can be found here

Arrival: Please try to ski the courses (classic and skate courses might be slightly different) on Friday afternoon, skiing the course on race day can be difficult as the courses are closed during racing.

I will try to get there by 1:30 on Friday to test some grip and get our waxing equipment & tent set up.  We are also renting a wax trailer where all the team equipment will be located.

Skis: It is each athletes responsibility to bring have skis properly prepared for racing.  This would include being clean, your name clearly visible and with grip zones properly marked.  Ski marking link is here.

BC Cup races are Low Fluoro only (YAY !!!)

Classic Skis: Please bring skis ready to ski classic on Friday, if you own a warmup pair ski on those and have the race skis glide waxed with Swix LF8 or Toko Yellow.  If you are skiing on your race skis Friday they will need to be cleaned & re glide waxed on Friday afternoon.  Race ski grip zones should NOT have any binder wax (in case we make hairies) in the grip zone.  Classic skis for racing Saturday will be kept in the team wax trailer Friday night.

Skate Skis: Please bring skate skis glide waxed but not scraped with Swix LF8 or Toko Yellow  Give these to the wax techs on Saturday after your cool down.

Start lists will be posted on Zone4.ca on Friday.  Athletes need to arrive 90 minutes prior to their race start time.

Day 1 Interval Start Classic  First Category 11 am start time

Classic course maps

Day 2 Mass Start Skate First Category 10am start

Skate course maps

Team Meeting 8pm Friday and Saturday nights in the breakfast area of the Sandman Hotel and Suites in Squamish, BC

Parents ‘meeting’ Saturday 5 pm location TBA