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News from Tele

Hello and thanks for checking in with the SSWSC Telemark Program! Telemark race has had a busy few weeks with a long race preparation period leading up to our annual New Year's Day Double Giant Slalom race on Howlesen Hill. All our athletes were joined by a few SSWSC Telemark Development skiers and a host of racers from around the country on the National Team for our yearly Christmas Camp. This was a great success with good snow conditions, albeit cold! Technique focused on how to create pressure in your skis early in the turn so as to better carve and create energy to be faster. Jumping was also highlighted as campers were able to utilize our Nordic Program's jumps and xc trails on Howlesen Hill and our own recently built jump on the knoll. Thank you Todd and the jumping staff and athletes for sharing your training venue with us. We can't get enough!

 

The January 1st race was a wonderful event for the whole family and filled with lots of cheering and comradery. At this time, we are in another race preparation training block for next weekends' USTSA Sprint Classic race in Vail, put on by the Vail Mountain School. It is always a great competition on the injected Gold Peak Race piste with a fun jump, interesting Rapp, and a tough skate into the finish. For $35, one gets their race entry and a lift ticket. There is plenty of time to freeski after the race and before awards on Vail Mountain so sign up! Much thanks to VMS for setting up this race again this year. Check the USTSA website for more details.

 

The Town Challenge GS races will be attended this season by Telemark  Racing athletes, so watch out to all the townies in the Tele class as you will have to earn your ribbons this year! Several of our Devo athletes have been racing in the Steamboat Cup too, with another one coming up this weekend. Good luck to them. They are the race programs future!

 

Telemark Race had also spent two Saturdays skiing with Devo mentoring and helping out and re-enforcing the excellent skill work the Devo staff is doing. Currently our strength program for telemark race has switched to a maintenance based effort. Both groups really look forward to these get togethers! Joint days like this are terrific for all involved and with such a great and large group, we really turn heads. There will be another one in two weeks in conjunction with Devos' Parent Day! See you all then.

 

World Telemark Ski Championships are just around the corner so mark your calendar. They are just after the Alpine Worlds and our own Winter Carnival. Volunteers and fans needed!
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SSWSC Athletes named to US Telemark Ski Team

Two SSWSC members were named to the US Telemark Ski team this fall.  Lyta Foulk and Bailey Wallisch, both 16 and sophomores at Steamboat High School were named to the US National Team (formerly the B Team).  SSWSC trained telemark skiers hold one-third of the spots on the Telemark World Cup and National teams with two former SSWSC members, Madi McKinstry and Tanner Visnick, named to the World Cup Team (formerly the A Team).  Both Madi and Tanner are currently at Montana State University.  In addition, former SSWSC members Jeffery Gay and Jack Rosenthal, University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines, respectively, were named to the US National Team.
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