Telemark Ski School (TSS)

The Denver Group 2018 Telemark Ski School will celebrate its 35th year of providing quality volunteer instruction to hundreds of students hailing from all over Colorado! We help “never-ever” tele skiers, beginner, intermediate and advanced-level telemark skiers learn and/or improve their telemark skiing skills and teach them how to transition those skills into the backcountry for more enjoyable adventures. If you currently venture into the backcountry on touring skis, have witnessed tele skiers carving sweet s-turns down slopes or thru the trees, and have wondered to yourself “can I do that”, well we’re here to tell you that yes, you can and we’ll help you get there! You’ll attend an evening full of telemark skiing information, and spend  Saturday at the ski area learning and practicing those skills. There will be an optional back country day that you can sign up for in the CMC schedule.  We will be offering the school in three separate modules, one in January, February and March . The best way to take advantage of the school is to take the January module, practice for a few weeks, then take the February or  March module. But you can take them singly as well. This is YOUR year for telemark skiing!

 

Prerequisites

You want to be sure you’re conditioned for backcountry skiing. You must be fit enough to comfortably travel uphill 1500 feet on skis in the back country with a pack. You must be able to ski green runs at a ski area, using either either alpine or tele turns, and also know how to get on and off lifts.

2018 Schedule

Session A:

January 15 Enrollment Deadline

January 16, 2018, 5:45 – 6:30 (registration);  6:30 – 9:00pm, lecture at the CMC

January 20,  2018…all day field trip Loveland

Sign-up Online for Session A

There will be an optional free back country day in  the CMC schedule on  Sunday January 21

 

Session B:

February 5, 2018 Enrollment Deadline

February 6, 2018, 5:45 – 6:30 (registration);  6:30 – 9:00pm, lecture at the CMC

February 10, 2018…all day field trip Loveland

Sign-Up Online for Session B

There will be an optional free back country day in  the CMC schedule on  Sunday February 11

 

Session C: weekdays

February 26, 2018 Enrollment Deadline

February 27, 2018 5:45 – 6:30 (registration);  6:30 – 9:00pm, lecture at the CMC

March 3, 2018…all day field trip Loveland

Sign-Up Online for Session C

There will be an optional free back country day in  the CMC schedule on Sunday March 4

 

Cost

$50 for Denver Group Members and $60 for non-DGC members. Cost does not include ski area lift tickets. They will be available for $40 at the lecture night. Standard CMC cancellation policy applies.


Contact

Contact Jim Kennedy, Director at 303-944-8731 before 9pm or e-mail Jim Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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