The High Country Nordic Association’s Third Annual Tele-Fest starts at 9:00am on January 12th, with events concluding at 4:30pm. The celebration allows downhill Nordic skiers a chance to celebrate the beautiful Telemark turn at Beech Mountain Resort. The ‘telemark’, is a dipping, dance-like turn that Nordic skiers can execute, because only their toe is attached to the ski binding. In its third year, the event is now the leading regional opportunity for ‘tele-ski’ enthusiasts to meet, ski together, improve their skills, and win great prizes. Prizes are provided from a long list of outdoor gear suppliers. Telefest events include a poker run, skinning race (skin-up and race down through gates), beacon search, best costume, switch riding, best tele-trick.
The pre-registration event is at Footsloggers on Friday January 11th, from 6-8pm. Free beer and an event t-shirt are included with pre-registration. Registration is $50, which includes: a lift ticket, gear demo, shirt, and decal. Optionally registrants can pay $15, which includes: gear demo, shirt, and decal.