Intro to Telemark Skiing Clinic



Sat, 01/27/2018

Beginner telemark skiers, ages 18+ team up with some of our best tele instructors for the weekend.

Discover all the fun of free-heelin' at Gore- our varied terrain makes for a great telemark learning environment!  Please note you need to secure telemark equipment in advance of this clinic.

Our adult weekend clinics include tickets, meals, video analysis, equipment discussions, lots of time on the snow, great feedback from our certified instructors, and a complimentary wine & cheese party!

Reservations are recommended, please call (518) 251-2411, x1004 or email reservations@goremountain.com. Check-in begins in the Tannery Restaurant at 8:30am. Please be sure to arrive in plenty of time to enjoy breakfast- you're on the snow at 9:15am! Walk-ups are always welcome and should plan to arrive before 8:30am to register at the Mid Lodge or Snow Sports Desk.

2-Day Clinic: $245, or $178 for passholders
Saturday-only Option: $145, or $106 for passholders

Sample weekend:

Saturday, Day 1

8:30am: Check-in begins in the Tannery Pub.  Determine your goals for the clinic over breakfast of your choice.

9:15-12:00  On the snow! Warm up with a few runs exploring the tele position, as well as learning how to make parallel turns on your tele skis. Get some pointers on how to develop your balance – it's much different than alpine skiing! As coaches give you some tasks, we'll grab some video* of your skiing that will allow you to see your style, while keeping it fun and safe. Now you know what the free-heelin' excitement is all about!

Noon: Break for lunch– fuel up with homemade soup, a deli sandwich, gourmet salad, slice of pizza, or one of Chef Mary's daily specials!

12:45-3:30  Back out on the hill!  More turns makes more fun!  Get the timing of your weight transfer and your pole swing.  Tele turns are a lot easier than they look!  Your coach will take you on new trails to ski terrain with more comfort and ease, while enjoying this new learned snow sport.

3:30  Celebrate your day with a wine & cheese party!

Sunday, Day 2

8:30  Check in with your instructors, and enjoy breakfast!

9:15-12:00  More turns ahead!  You’ll start skiing a bit faster, with variety – short turns, long turns, maybe a bump or two.  Or do you prefer to cruise the corduroy?   Your coaches will be your guide.

Noon: Break for lunch– fuel up with homemade soup, a deli sandwich, gourmet salad, slice of pizza, or one of Chef Mary's daily specials!

12:45-3:30  Back out on the hill for more fun and more trails to explore.  Maybe you are ready for some synchronized skiing to end the day – fun for all, skiing in someone else’s turn pattern while adjusting your pace to keep the rhythm and flow.

3:30   Head to the Tannery Pub, have a drink, and celebrate your day!

If you are in need of telemark rentals, please make arrangements in advance.  The shop closest to Gore that provides telemark rentals is High Peaks Cyclery in Lake Placid (518) 523-3764.

*Video is usually taken on Saturday, but subject to change due to weather and visibility.  A review of video is conducted during the weekend to see how well you are skiing!



Gore Mountain
>>Location: 793 Peaceful Valley Rd - North Creek, NY
>>Time: 12:00 AM
>>Phone: (518) 251-2411
>>Admission: 2-Day Clinic: $245, or $178 for passholders Saturday-only Option: $145, or $106 for passholders

>>For more information visit: http://www.goremountain.com/events/intro-telemark-skiing-clinic

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