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Telemark Community

The main goal of this site is to foster a center for the telemark community in Australia beyond excellent overseas sites such as Telemark Tips and local forums such as the ski.com.au Backcounty Forum.

If you have any news or events I miss please help build the Telemark Community in Australia and let me know so I can post it.

News

17th of July 2009 - Scarpa Announce NTN Beta testing a sucess

I'm a bit late with this. I don't know if it is true but Craig Dostie posted on Telemark Tips a press release from Scarpa USA. Scarpa issued skiers who broke their NTN boots with new boots built with new moulds and plastics. Scarpa claim with the changes their boots are finally reliable and will be available in our Spring. I hope the release is true and NTN can continue to improve telemark skiing.

11th of July 2009 - Kosciuszko Ski School Officially Opens

Today the new Kosciuszko Ski School a part of K7 Adventures at the Perisher Nordic Centre officially opened. I Instruct Nordic skiing and Guide for the ski school. More information on what the ski school offers is available at the ski school's page and this online brochure.

30th June 2008 - Wilderness Sports Perisher to be relocated

Wilderness Sports lost its space in the Perisher Centre during the refurbishment of the Perisher Centre over the summer. NPWS has offered some space in the Visitor Centre at Perisher Valley for a hire and retail outlet to serve Nordic and Telemark Skiers and Wilderness Sports has won the tender and will establish a new retail and hire outlet once the final approvals are granted.

Events

2009-07-14 Perisher Report

29th of & 30th of August: the Thredbo Telemark Classic

$50 for two days of telemark sking which includes:

  • Telemark clinics for beginner to advanced levels from accredited APSI instructors

  • Telemark Race

  • Thredbo Telemark Classic fleece jacket.

... more

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26th and 27th of July: Free Heel & Backcountry Festival - Mt Stirling

Next weekend there will be a telemark festival at Mt Stirling and Mt Buller. If your in the area make sure you join in. Activities include:

more details here.

Since I can't make it if anyone would like to send me a report I'd love to post it.

Richard Hocking

Blogs

Blogs of regular contributors are coming soon.