World Telemark Day 2019 Announced

Today Freeheel Life Industries announced World Telemark Day™️ (WTD) on March 2, 2019. This is the fifth installment of this internationally recognized holiday by the global Telemark community. “It has been amazing to watch this event grow each year,” said Josh Madsen, owner of Freeheel Life Industries. “After seeing the success of starting the #SpreadTelemark hashtag in 2013, I came up with the idea of acknowledging a single day every year to celebrate the turn we all love and reinforce the concept of the hashtag. Our community has come together and done just that.”

For those who live in the southern hemisphere and have to wait for the snow to come, World Telemark Day™ lands annually on the first Saturday in September; this year, September 7th is the day.

Participating in WTD 2019 can be done in three easy ways on Saturday March 2nd:

  1. Go Telemark skiing at your local resort or backcountry area. 
  2. Coordinate a meet-up at your local resort to take a run with others. 
  3. Join an existing WTD 2019 event in your area. 

For those who are participating and use social media, take a photo and use the hashtag #WorldTelemarkDay to share and connect with others around the world. 

For individuals or organizations looking for support or with questions regarding how to create a meet-up at a local ski hill, please email josh@telemarkskier.com with World Telemark Day 2019 in the subject line.

About Freeheel Life Industries: 

Founded by Josh Madsen in 2012, Freeheel Life Industries LLC (FHL) is based in Salt Lake City, UT.  FHL’s mission is to spread telemark through news and education via Telemark Skier Magazine and product sales, service & rentals at their Freeheel Life Telemark Ski Shop. These companies are internationally recognized as thought leaders in the telemark ski space for their commitment to preserving the oldest turn on snow. #SpreadTelemark 

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