A worldwide celebration and official holiday of telemark skiing- #spreadtelemark
Brothers and sisters of the snow-loving world, World Telemark Day is upon us. The event, which takes place annually during the first Saturday in March, celebrates the original form of skiing and will bring together practitioners of the free-heel turn from all over the world under the banner of stoke. On March 5, 2016, join the proud legions of telemark skiers to celebrate the official, international holiday of telemark skiing.
Inspired by the need for telemarkers to have their own day of celebration and founded by Telemark Skier Magazine, World Telemark Day gives skiers the opportunity to come together to celebrate freeing one’s mind by freeing their heels. Last year, telemark skiers celebrated across the globe, with communities celebrating with one another in such places as Finland, Spain, Poland and Norway, amongst others.
“World Telemark Day is all about going out with your homies and going skiing,” explains Josh Madsen, founder of World Telemark Day and owner of Telemark Skier Magazine. “Telemark skiers are the raddest group of people worldwide, and this holiday is about sharing the best turn on snow with the entire world. We want everyone to join in on this grassroots holiday.”
The Telemark Skier Magazine crew will be celebrating this year’s holiday at Grand Targhee Resort during the 2016 Big Mountain Freeheel Life Cup. The magazine will be hosting telemark skiing clinics and parties during the competition festivities.
“How do I participate in this worldwide awakening of telemark stoke?” you may ask. The answer is simple: grab your friends, spouse, neighbor or mortal enemy and head to the local ski hill or backcountry stash to drop knees with one another. Teach someone to telemark ski, host a film and serve some beer, but most importantly, GO TELE SKIING. Enjoy your turns and share the excitement with the digital community via the #spreadtelemark hashtag. World Telemark Day encourages local factions and sleeper cells to host their own gatherings. Feel free to reach out to Josh Madsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for ideas on how to best coordinate and tap into the worldwide effort.
About Telemark Skier Magazine
Telemark Skier Magazine was founded in 2003 and is the official magazine of the worldwide telemark skiing community. Telemark Skier Magazine is the source for telemark news, events, gear and more.