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Tele School 2018 · Sunday, January 7th

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Organized by: Alastair White.

Start: Sunday, Jan. 7th, 8:30 am
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: BUCH A202 MAP

Description:

This is still in the early stages of planning. Things might still change so keep your eyes peeled for updates. 

Have you ever watched a tele skier smoothly dancing their way down a slope and wished you too could be so cool? If you are thinking, "No, Alastair, no I have not ever wished that," I can't really blame you. Tele skiing is unfortunately being supplanted by newfangled AT gear, and I think that is a real shame. Telemark is a beautiful and graceful way to ski, and perhaps more importantly, it's what the club has for backcountry ski gear. 

Whether you have never skied before or you're a seasoned tele veteran, tele school is a great chance to come out and work on freeing your heels and freeing your soul. This will be a one day instructional day at Seymour on the north shore. Groups will be organized with a teacher based on the following skill levels: 

Beginner 1 - You have never skied - or almost never. 

Beginner 2 - Know how to do snowplow AND parallel turns on downhill skis, but never telemarked. 

Intermediate - Know how to do a telemark turn, and can link them on low angle runs. 

Expert - You should help instruct :)

*Extras -  people who dont want to be part of the school, but would like the group ticket price if not enough students so they can do some cheaper skiing on Seymour that day.

 $$: You will need to pay for a lift ticket, and each group will be responsible for paying for their instructor's ticket (they are volunteering their time after all).  The tickets will be $55 (43.20 + part of your instructor's ticket), and instructors will be free! These fees must be paid in advance, and your spot will not be confirmed until you have paid. Payment may be made during gear hours, starting the week of Dec 11th. If you are unable to get to gear hours to pay, you MUST email Katie Moreland or myself to secure a spot on the trip. Because we must give Seymour the number of tickets we will need in advance, you must email one of us NO LATER THAN NOON ON JANUARY 1ST if you would like to attend. The pretrip is the latest you can make payment, and attendance is mandatory. Please bring exact change. Attendence on this trip will be limited by the number of instructors, so the earlier you pay the better your chances are of snagging yourself a spot (if there are no more spots we will not be taking your money). 

If you have any questions, I will set up a message board thread, or you are very welcome to email me directly. 

In case you're still on the fence about learning to tele, here's a photo of my dad shredding Rohr Ridge last season to get your stoke up: 

Posted: 2017-11-23 13:36:00
Last modified: 2017-12-24 15:45:17