Appalachian Telemark Association in conjunction with the Western PA Ski Council and Seven Springs Mountain Resort is in the process of producing the 4th annual two day Telemark skiing festival tentatively set for January 28th and 29th 2006. We're waiting for final word from the resort as to the exact timing since this event.
We have had National Nordic Demo team members there in the past as instructors, and are working to have them this year as well. We also have a number of Level III PSIA instructors on board and even video some of the clinics for post review.
We have a GS slalom race, a phenomenal citizens uphill/downhill race that EVERYONE participates in and enjoys - including a kids division. A Tele bump challenge contest were skiers challenge other of equal to better skills for bragging rights and top notch clinics for all levels of Telemark skiing.
Food and drink are included in the gate price. Prizes were awarded last year from a number of sponsors and included clothing and gear as give aways / prizes. We also have demo of ski equipment - Karhu and Rossignol skis and Garmont and Scarpa boots.
We are really trying hard this year to have Garmont come thru with some kids demo boots as 1/4 of the participants are kids. We also let kids under age 16 come free to the festival with a paid adult. We feel are a regional growing event in the Mid-Atlantic area with a draw from the cities of Dayton and Columbus Ohio, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland Washington D.C. and Davis, West Virginia.
What we are looking for are positive ideas and feed back from you as to how to make the event better and add more value to you!
Thanks in advance and Ski Ya
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