Against All Odds Telemark Skiers Come Together To Celebrate At The Chile Telemark Festival
This past weekend 14 telemark skiers gathered in El Colorado, Chile for the first ever Chile Telemark Festival. “One day during the summer time I was looking around to see if a telemark festival existed in other places nearby. I said to myself ‘why not in Chile?,’ so I decided to start one myself,” said Sebastian Ayares who organized the event this year. With help from The North Face as a sponsor and a small group of volunteers Sebastian brought knee droppers together for one day of turns together.
According to Sebastian “no shop in Chile sells telemark equipment and there are very few of us here.” In fact the nearest person that sells telemark equipment that he knows of is in Argentina. That’s not stopping Sebastian and his friends from already planning the second installment of this inaugural event though. Telemarkers can plan on converging upon El Colorado’s slopes again in 2017.