Steamboat to hold Telemark Ski Championships

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on November 12, 2009 10:24 pm

Colorado will be the location of 2 series of FIS World Cup races in February 2010.  It is estimated that approximately 65 racers from Europe, Japan and North America will compete in these races.  These US races are a stop on the World Cup circuit which includes France, Norway, Spain and Austria.


Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be hosting a 3 day event from February 21-23.  The events will include Sprint Classic races on the 21 and 22nd at Howelsen Hill followed by a Telemark GS on the 23rd at Mt. Warner.  US Team Members Lorin Paley, Ben Paley, Erika Walters, Jeffrey Gay, Ken Recker, Charlie Dresen, Shane Anderson, Madi McKinstry and Elizabeth Klemer will have the “home mountain” advantage racing in Steamboat Springs.  Zoe Taylor, at age 14 is too young to race at the World Cup level, but will be cheering her teammates on.


Keystone Resort and the Town of Silverthorne will be the location for the second series of races which will be held Thursday February 25 through Sunday the 28th.  The Classic race will be held on both the 25th and 26th with Telemark GS races held on the following two days.  Silverthorne is the home town of Drew Hauser who was crowned the Junior World Champion last season.  Drew is looking forward to competing at Keystone in front of a home town crowd and sharing his town with the field of international competitors.


The USTSA Board of Directors anticipates that there are racers, not currently on the US Team, who will be interested in racing at these Colorado World Cup events.