January 21, 2019

11 Feb 2017 Summer Road Slalom Time Trial

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Get the roller skis ready

Telemark Tom says “early spring”.

Telemark Tom

Tree Planting 4 Years Later

Who remembers the first ever tree planting event when the racing teams were invited to re-forest Telemark after the pine beetle infestation logging?  Emile Brokx visited the upper planting plot on the weekend.  I think this is pretty special.  4 years ago these were all tiny 10 cm seedlings.  I am pretty sure I watched Coach Adam plant the tree in that first photo.

From Emile:

“On Sunday I went up to Crystal Rim. It was very beautiful up there as you can see from the attached pictures. The trees that were planted in 2012 by the XC racing team and biathlon team have grown very fast. I never realised that there were that many larch trees planted, but they have grown up to about 10 ft tall. Amazing!  The pine trees haven’t grown quite as fast. The larches are beautiful in the fall when the needles change colours. The growth alongside the Telemark trail is not quite as spectacular, but still very good I think.”

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Lodge Roof Beam Refinishing


Scott Anderson and I are undertaking to refinish the outdoor-exposed roof beams in the lodge August 11 – 14.  They have to be sanded and treated with 2 coats of sealant.  It is a big project with time constraints because we are renting a man lift and the wood cannot be left exposed once sanded.  We will have equipment to support up to 3 people working concurrently.  Anyone willing to assist?  In particular we could use bodies Thursday, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning.

Drop me a note or call/text 250-575-6163 if you can assist.

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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 http://www.ensosociety.com/

Raffle Ticket Shifts

From Nadine and Sean:  Please sign up for your raffle ticket shifts by clicking here.  Shifts available for the next 2 Saturday afternoons at both Fresh Air locations.


Announcing the Telemark Family Calendar!

The firstcalendar_display2 ever Telemark Family Calendar will be on sale at the ski swap tomorrow.  Want to know what’s going on at Telemark?  When ski league lessons start?  When races are being
held at the club?  It’s all inone place – in the Telemark Family Calendar!  Photos of our young skiers in action.  Proceeds to support Telemark Coach DevCalendar coverelopment at all levels.  A great Christmas stocking stuffer – share the fun of skiing at Telemark with loved ones!  ($20/calendar)

David Walker, Meet Thunder Bay

David Walker Winning Silver at Ski Nationals 2015