The Telemark Nordic Club would like to thank the volunteers, parents, spectators, staff, members, first aid team, race committee and competitors for making this weekend’s event a big success. It was great to see athletes from the USA competing, as well as our very own Telemark Biathlon Team. We will see you again next year! Click here for a Global News article about the competition.
Our club is growing. In an effort to manage our growth, your Board of Directors is exploring options to expand our chalet and remodel the buildings in the vicinity of the stadium. Telemark members are invited to participate in the project. We are looking for your ideas and suggestions on the following topics:
1) Chalet Expansion
• How can we expand our building to accommodate the needs of our growing membership (e.g. wax room, rentals, eating area)?
2) Site Plan (stadium area)
• We currently have several external buildings (e.g. washrooms, storage shed, Quonset hut) on site. Are they meeting the needs of the club? Are we missing anything?
• The size and scope of the project will be determined by available fundraising resources. Please share your ideas on how we can generate financial capital for the project.
Action: we encourage you to write your ideas on the Ideas Board that is posted in the chalet. The poster board will remain up until the end of the season. The Telemark Executive will collate your ideas in the off-season and present options to the membership at the Annual General Meeting in October.
Questions? Please contact Brent Hobbs email@example.com
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.
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!