The southern world telemark day will be held on Sunday September 2nd, as part of the Backcountry festival. It has been moved to Falls Creek this year. The backcountry festival aims to celebrate all forms of BC human powered adventure, including telemarking, cross country, alpine touring, snow shoeing and split boarding.
Great addition to the program for Sunday, September 2, 2018
Marking World Telemark Day
Ben Jackson is a Telemark Trainer for the APSI and a Telemark member of the APSI demo team. The demo team attends Interski, a world congress for snowsports instruction every four years, with the next congress in Bulgaria in March 2019.
To help celebrate world telemark day on Sunday 2 September at Falls Creek Ben will be available to present on snow telemark clinics in the resort. The whole idea is to promote APSI, and telemark instruction from Australian snowsports schools as a way to help improve people’s telemark skiing.
There will be 3 clinics running for 2 hours each on the Sunday.
Two of the clinics will be targeted at intermediate telemarkers. Topics covered will be:
- Stance and balance using the telemark movement.
- Blending good telemark movement whilst making turns on gentle slopes
- Fluidity and the telemark movement.
A more advanced clinic for 2 hours will show:
- Greater ski performance using the telemark movement on steeper groomed terrain. Examples include creating more edge to carve and create grip and speed control.
- Skiing ungroomed terrain such as bumps and crud.
Please note you will need a lift pass and your own gear for these sessions.
Ben is kindly offering these sessions for free. You’re most welcome to offer him a tip to help offset his costs of getting here from NSW.
To book in please email Ben and specify which session you would like to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
9.30am – 11.30am: first intermediate clinic
11.45am – 1.45pm: 2nd intermediate clinic
2.30 – 4.30pm: advanced clinic