The snow is long gone now and the weather has finally gotten warm and sunny as we wait for another winter season. Telemark is a wonderful place to visit in the summer/fall. People often come up to Telemark for hikes, dog walks, mountain biking, horse back riding and even birding (Telemark is a noted birding hotspot on ‘ebird’). It’s a little cooler up here and a great place to get away from the summer heat of the valley. To top it off it is not too crowded so it is naturally social distancing.
Most people stick to the ski trails but it is also possible to hike/bike on the some of the snowshoe trails. The snowshoe trails are not maintained for hiking or biking and have several rough/wet areas. In the fall our youth programs kids do several trail running sessions at Telemark. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on most trails although you may see trail crew volunteers doing some summer trail maintenance in a vehicle.
Telemark and surrounding area is designated rangeland for cattle and there are about 120 head (cows & calves) that you may see on the trails. They start out on the lower trails in June but make their way up to the top of Crystal Rim trail and beyond over the summer.
There is no fee for enjoying Telemark in the summer.
If you come to Telemark in the summer/fall please be prepared.
- The daylodge is not open, the trails are not patrolled and there are not as many people around. So please make sure someone knows where you are and you know where you are going and what you are doing.
- There can be wildlife. There is a large black bear living near Telemark right now so please make sure to travel in groups (keeping Physical Distancing in mind) and bring bear spray just in case.
- There are mosquitos…especially in June and July. They generally peter out by late summer. In the spring and early summer come prepared with proper clothing and bug spray.
- The weather is changeable so take extra clothing and rain gear if the weather is unsettled.
We hope to see you up at Telemark before the snow flies. Season passes will be going on sale in August. Get your season pass early.