The 2018 U.S. National Telemark Skiing Championships will bring the best telemark racers from all around the United States to Crotched Mountain to compete for the men’s and women’s National Championships. The National Championships alternate between the Eastern and Western United States. This year, Crotched and New Hampshire was selected to host, which will likely attract a contingent of Canadian telemark skiers as well. The racers will compete in three events including the Classic, Sprint Classic, and the Parallel Sprint. The head-to-head parallel competitions are especially spectator friendly and make for very exciting viewing regardless of one’s familiarity with the sport. It is expected that all the U.S. World Cup and National Team athletes will attend.
This race event is open to the general public, with divisions for the pro, civilian and junior classes. The civilian and junior classes do not require a USTSA membership. The Pro class does require a USTSA membership, which can be purchased for $90 at registration. Each class also selects winners for each gender. Entry fees are only $42 per race day for passholders and $52 for non-passholder. You could be on the podium at the Telemark National Championships this year!
Telemark racing is a great spectator sport, with a small jump mid-course and a 360 degree wrap at the bottom of the course, followed by a flat sprint section. You'll hear the cheers from the chairlift, as competitors cheer each other on as they approach the finish line. With some of the best telemark racers in the country in attendance, this is an event you don't want to miss. Come check it out this year!
Friday, March 9; Sprint Classic Race
7:30 am-9:00 am Daily Registration 9:00 am chair opens 9:00 pm-9:45 am Inspection period 10:00 am -12:00 pm Run 1. 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Run 2 3:30 PM awards ceremony (could be before or after, depending on runs)
Saturday, March 10; Sprint Classic Race
9:00 am chair opens 9:00 pm-9:45 am Inspection period 10:00 am race Run 1. 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Run 2 3:30 PM awards ceremony (could be before or after, depending on runs) 5:00 pm Annual Meeting (second floor of base lodge) 6:00 pm Telemark Nationals Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 6; Parallel/Duals
9:00 am chair opens 9:00 pm-9:45 am Inspection period 10:00 am Run 1. 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Run 2 3:30 PM awards ceremony (could be before or after, depending on runs) For an explanation of each race discipline, check out the USTSA website
ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET The annual meeting and banquet will take place in the Karbon Telemark Nationals meeting place on the second floor of the base lodge. Annual meeting 5:00 pm, Banquet 6:00 pm. Banquet will be $12 per person and will feature the below menu:
REGISTRATION Registration for the Karbon Telemark National Championships closes on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Daily registration is accepted on the 2nd floor of base lodge from 7:30 am-9:00 am.
Registration will be conducted daily on the second floor of the base lodge, in the Telemark Nationals reserved section of the cafeteria. Visit us from 7:30 am-9:00 am daily for pre-registation pick-ups and day-of registrations.
Lift tickets will be required on all days of the event. All weekend package registrants will receive a 3-day ticket valid 9a-5p Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Single day registrants will receive a lift ticket valid that day for racing, 9a-5p.
Parent Tickets-$40 Each day of the event, we'll sell parent/family tickets to immediate members of a registered racers family. A list of registered racers will be provided ato ticketing staff in order to qualify folks asking about the parent/family ticket for $40. Family tickets are valid 9a-5p and for the whole mtn/all lifts.
ENTRY FEES Non-Passholder Entry Fees
Single Day: $52 includes single-day lift ticket and race access. Tickets valid 9a-5p. Participants will choose which single day during reg process. Weekend Package: $150 includes 3 days (Fri-Sun) of lift tickets and race access.Tickets valid 9a-5p. Passholder Entry Fees (Peak Passholders)
Single Day: $42 Includes race access for a single day. Participants will choose which single day during reg process. Weekend Package: $120 Includes 3 days of race access Thursday Training Day-$36 Training Lift Tickets
Any racers arriving on Thursday for the event can get a $36 training ticket that's valid 9:00 am-5:00 pm on Thursday, March 8th. Visit the ticket window and mention Telemark Nationals training day to get the ticket discount. A training course will be set on the Meteor trail as well. Enjoy! A USTSA liability release will need to be completed by each athlete. If under age 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign. Download the form to have it pre-signed.
Pre-registration for the event will close on Thursday, March 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Day-of registration will be accepted on the second floor of the Crotched Mountain base lodge daily from 7:30 am-9:00 am in Telemark Nationals reserved area.
USTSA memberships will be available for purchase in the base lodge during registration as well. Memberships are $90. See the USTSA website for more info.
This race event is open to the general public, with divisions for the pro, civilian and junior classes. The civilian and junior classes do not require a USTSA membership. The Pro class does require a USTSA membership, which can be purchased for $90 at registration. Each class also selects winners for each gender.
RACE COURSE All Telemark Nationals raced will be held on Crotched Mountain's fabled race trail, Meteor. From High School racing, to McConell Division collegiate races and everything in between, the Meteor trail is a legendary race venue and is sure to please all racers. See the CM Trail Map here.
Sprint Classic Details
We'll do (2) days of Sprint Classic this year (Friday and Saturday), due to the lack of snow near the Summit for a Classic discipline race. Bummer, but it's what Mother Nature is giving us.
The Sprint Classic event will start just below the top of the Meteor Race Trail, at the intersection of Sat Summit and the Galaxy trail. Meteor will be closed to the general public on race day. View the trail map above for start locations.
The Parallel/duals race on Sunday is the best for spectating. The head-to-head racing action is super exciting as racers scream down the course, into the 360 banked turn and out to the Sprint section of the course.
The Parallel racers will start at the ARL start house on the skier's left hand side of the Meteor Trail, about 200 yards downhill from the Sprint Classic start location on Friday and Saturday. Duals race features a dropper-style start ramp. View the trail map above for the start locations.
AWARDS CEREMONY An awards ceremony will be conducted daily in the cafeteria on the second floor of the base lodge. The awards ceremony times are TBD, but will follow closer after racing concludes.
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