Congratulations to Colton, Danica, Kira, Makenna and Natalie for being nominated to the Biathlon BC Development Squad and to Rory for being nominated to the Biathlon BC Talent Squad. It is quite an accomplishment to have all six of our race team members making it onto the provincial squads! It takes a village to support an athlete, so thanks also to all the coaches, families and the Telemark community for continuing to support these aspiring young athletes! — Andrew Hay
Oh my, that is quite an achievement. It was just announced by Cross Country Canada that Telemark won awards in 3 out of 4 National club categories and we were just barely edged out of 3rd place in the “Overall Most Improved” category. Well done Coach Adam, Brent, athletes, and coaches.
BC clubs won 14 out of the 36 awards this year. Go BC! Full details here: Cross Country Canada Club Podium.
It keeps snowing and people are still skiing so we are going to keep grooming. The high trails will be groomed Saturday, April 21. Enjoy.
Congratulations to Danica on being selected for the BiCan under 20 National Development Team! Danica capped off a great season with a podium finish at the National Championships, and joins BC’s Benita Peiffer, Larissa Black, Gillian Gowling, Claire Lesawich, Cole Bender and Ryan Elden as well as biathletes from across Canada on the team. Well done Danica! — Andrew Hay
Everything you ever wanted to know about the periodic lack of water at Telemark
Frustrated when we close the washrooms? We might be headed for some rough times for the balance of the season.
First, let me share the design. Then I will explain the problem and what we are doing to mitigate.
Water Works System Design
We have a low-flowrate well. The water is outstanding quality, but unfortunately best-case the current well is only able to sustain 2.5 gallons per minute draw. To put in perspective, that is 2 toilet flushes…
To overcome the peaks we get on Saturdays and on race weekends, we installed a 1200 gallon cistern. This allows the well to continuously pump at a leisurely rate 24/7 to fill the cistern and we have enough water stored to handle 900 toilet flushes.
All good, right? No.
After the never-ending drought this summer, our faithful well is no longer able to supply the 2.5 gallons per minute we are used to. In fact, it is barely giving us any water at all at the moment.
This is what we are doing to work the problem:
- We have installed a low-level alarm in the cistern to tell our staff when we don’t have enough water for the washrooms. When the alarm goes, we have no choice but to close the washrooms to preserve water for the essentials. We will keep the washrooms open as much as possible, but we will not risk a total outage.
- We are bringing in porta-potties for the rest of the season as a temporary measure.
- We are considering trucking in water as-needed to re-fill the cistern. If you know someone who can do this please contact Ron!
This summer, we will be looking for a permanent solution. It may require drilling a second well.
Thank you for your tolerance. I hope this helps you understand what we are up against.
Emile has just updated our history book. It is an interesting read — from the first ticket booth to construction of the lodge. Navigate to this history page and download the pdf.
We have snow, the trails are groomed, and the place is rocking! Only one month left to train for our Apple Loppet. Seize the moment and join your like-minded colleagues in the new Telemark Masters program! On-snow starts this Saturday (December 16). Our fantastic new coaches Bryana and Greg are a ton of fun to work with. You will really enjoy yourself and your skiing will quickly move to a new level.
Click here to watch Bryana and Greg present a brief over view of the program. They were previously responsible for arguably the best masters program in Canada at Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Now they are here and we can’t believe our good luck.
Already have your season pass — click here to add masters to your registration. Or click here to purchase a season pass plus register for masters.
The grand prize winner in this year’s membership drive prize draw is Maliyah Wendland, who is going to be tearing up the trails this winter on her new Fischer gear from Kelowna Cycle.
Thank you to everyone who decided to become club members again this year. We are looking forward to a fantastic ski season starting Thursday.
See you on the trails!