The new Telemark Post Secondary Program (TPSP) is in it’s first year. Establishing the program — with the help Kelowna Toyota, its main sponsor — is an attempt to address the decline of skiers graduating from high school, but unable to continue competitive racing. The TPSP is providing professional training and allowing athletes from across Canada reach their full athletic and competitive potential for high-level racing. Click here for a Kelowna Now article about the new program.
There are two methods of cross country skiing. Classic cross country skiing, and skate skiing. These two methods of skiing require different types of skis. For an article that explains how you wax each type of cross country ski click here. (PDF File)
The Telemark Nordic Club encompasses just under 3000 acres (1364 hectares) located in mixed forest, there are 115km of trails and is surrounded by crown land. The diverse geography with streams, wetlands, forests and grassland is a sanctuary for many animal species. It is common to see animals on our trails. Click here to see a list of species on our property.
Most common is the moose. A moose is generally docile. If you are lucky enough to see one, give it a wide berth, and enjoy the view. If carnivores are seen on the property the location and time is posted on our trail board at the entrance to the trails, and on our website. Such sightings are infrequent.
Why do cross countries skiers get upset when they see snowshoeing tracks on Nordic ski trails? Click here to find out why. (PDF File)
We are open for the winter season. Skate skiing is excellent. Classic skiing, and snowshoeing are very good too. Come and pick up your club membership (click here to purchase online), or stop in and purchase your day passes and/or rentals. Take advantage of our gift certificates that you can order and receive by email as gifts for your loveones. Prices on our website include all taxes. Telemark hours are 9-4, until further notice. We only close on Christmas Day.
We are changing the way we send updates to members. There will no longer be bi-weekly emails sent to all members. You will receive an email like this only for major Club news such as Opening Day, 3 to 4 times per year maximum. You can sign up on the web page to receive regular emails (maximum one per day) containing all announcements and news — click here. You can unsubscribe yourself from this newsletter and/or the web-page-daily-news by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email.
Our ski and snowshoe trails, and lodge, will be opening at 9:00 AM on Thursday, December 7th for the season. If you have purchased a season membership you can pick your pass up at the lodge office. Day passes and rental equipment will also be available. Night skiing will start later in December. Click here to purchase a season membership or sign up for a program.