The 2016 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 with last year’s event held at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado. 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. The National Championships is the showcase event for the athletes and is the top level telemark event in the U.S. this year. 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 daily. Each class also selects winners for each gender. Entry fees are only $35 per race day for passholders and $45 for non-passholder. You could be on the podium at the Telemark National Championships this year!