The Telemark Turn (3 Courses)
Locations: Pico Mountain & Bolton Valley
Dates: January 24th (Pico), February 7 & 21 (Bolton): 2016
Equipment: Heavier Duty Telemark Equipment, Plastic Boots, Leashes
NOTICE: February 21st Classes Are Canceled
This course is for skiers looking to tackle more challenging terrain, or those who want to spice up tours by being able to take better advantage of skiable downhill areas. This course will take place on easy, lift-accessed, downhill terrain at a resort (discounted or free lift access available) and will emphasize skill demonstration, practice, and technique evaluation. This is an introductory level class for the beginning and intermediate telemark skiers looking to develop and refine their skills. If you are looking for more advanced telemark instruction please contact the North American Telemark Organization (NATO).
Dates & Times
Sunday, January 24th, 2016 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm | Pico Mountain
Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Bolton Valley
Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Bolton Valley
Recommended Equipment & Rentals
For this course we recommend metal edged skis with 3-pin/cable bindings. Leashes are required, and plastic telemark boots are highly recommended. Equipment such as the Madshus Epoch, mounted with Voile 3-Pin Cable Bindings, and Scarpa T4 boots would work well. It is possible to get by with lighter equipment. However, if you are just starting to learn, more supportive gear will be easier to handle.
Pico Course Requirements: The Pico event will run from 12:00 to 4:00 and will offer two groups. One is for those wanting to explore and improve their telemark skills (telemark equipment required). The other is for backcountry skiers seeking more security and skill when tackling more challenging downhill terrain. This group will stay on the beginner slope at Pico and can ski on whatever backcountry touring equipment they normally use (ski leashes still required by law – a length of cord tied to the boot/ankle is acceptable). Leashes Are Required For All Participants.
Bolton Course Requirements: For our courses at Bolton metal edged skis and 3-pin boots and bindings are required. We recommend a light plastic boot, but lighter synthetic or leather 3-pin boots are also acceptable. Students should be comfortable on intermediate level terrain. Leashes Are Required.
Pico Mountain Resort, 73 Alpine Drive, Mendon, VT 05751
Bolton Valley Resort, 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton Valley, VT 05477
Old Stagecoach Inn, 18 N Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-5056, www.oldstagecoach.com, Lodging@oldstagecoach.com
CTA Members: $55.00 / Non-members: $75.00
Non-member price includes complimentary 1 year CTA membership
Our courses each have 10 spots except for the Pico Clinic, it has 35. Registration will close the Friday before each session.
On Sunday, January 25th for the Telemark Turn Course at Pico Mountain… Lift Access is included with the price of the course.
For the courses at Bolton Valley… Lift Access is not included in the price, but discounted passes will be available.
All registrations are considered final with no refunds. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions, a full refund minus $20 will be provided, or participants can choose to attend a different course if available.