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Telemark events for 2005

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Romfrantic, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Romfrantic

    Romfrantic Hard Yards

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    Just saw from the Wilderness Sports website , the dates for this year's tele events (cheers Bruce!):

    <ul><li>the Gathering....! - details to follow</li></ul>
    <ul><li>TeleMania 1 @ Perisher Blue Saturday JULY 16</li></ul>
    <ul><li>TeleMania 2 @ Perisher Blue Saturday AUGUST 6.</li></ul>
    <ul><li>FreeHeel de Femme @ Perisher Blue Saturday AUGUST 20.</li></ul>
    <ul><li>TeleFest @ Perisher Blue SEPTEMBER 3 AND 4.</li></ul>

    :woohoo:
     
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  2. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty

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    Never made it TeleMania 1 yet. Got to telemania 2 for the last 2 years, great both times. and of course telefest is a blast.
    Telemania is like a concentrated telefest with a higher instructor to pupil ratio.
     
  3. Romfrantic

    Romfrantic Hard Yards

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    I'll try to make it to Telemania 1 if I can, give it a try (only been to Telefest in the past) - there better be snow in July!...I'll be back from o/s just in time for telefest [​IMG]
     
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  4. telemark fred

    telemark fred One of Us

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    Hmmmm. Must make sure I am at Perisher on August 20th.

    Go telebabes! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Romfrantic

    Romfrantic Hard Yards

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    I wasn't there for last year's femme fest, but at Telefest they had these stickers that said "Tele like a girl...if you can" [​IMG] - how is that supposed to be interpreted? :p
     
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  6. Alex.C

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    Hmm may have to try and get to PB for one of those this year. How about the Victorian events though?
     
  7. telemarx

    telemarx A Local

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    Where is Victoria? [​IMG] :p
     
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  8. telemark fred

    telemark fred One of Us

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    And does it snow down there? [​IMG]
     
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  9. Romfrantic

    Romfrantic Hard Yards

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    BTW, the dates above are yet to be fully confirmed - should check details closer to July (except for TeleFest, that's pretty much on 3/4 Sept as posted).
     
  10. H

    H Hard Yards

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    July 23-24 is the Freeheel festival at Mt Stirling / Mt Buller, for those of us in Victoria.
     
  11. Telecrazy

    Telecrazy First Runs

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  12. simo_tele

    simo_tele One of Us

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    any more details on that one H?
     
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    H Hard Yards

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    Nup, just saw it on the Mt Buller website calender. I presumed it'd be the same format as last year.
     
  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bit early in the season?

    Another long walk at Stirling [​IMG]

    Visited Charlotte Pass for the first time this summer. You New South Welshmen have got it easy - we have to work to make Bogong or Feathertop.
     
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  15. simo_tele

    simo_tele One of Us

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    what's the buller/stirling festival like tho? Is it just two days of tele skiing, are there demos, is it a big group trip between the two mountains??
    If I'm free I'd like to go up either way.
     
  16. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Believe some were held in the 90s, can't comment on those.

    Last year Sat was at Stirling: free lessons, demos, displays - good stuff. Sun was at Buller - didn't make that tho search the forum for comments. Some were disappointed.

    Seems we have to create a community of tele-turners operating within the yo-yo resorts ;-} Can't be too hard; I ride motorbikes - everyone stops and yarns (except the Hardly riders).
     
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    What goes on exactly during telefest and telemania.
    Obviously tele skiing but is there lessons etc and for what abilities etc..or is just demoing skis and the like?
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    groups bunched loosely on ability cruise around with an instructor.. can move between groups. Cover lots of ground. Can demo.
     
  19. telemarx

    telemarx A Local

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    Much bull$h!t spoken.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  21. telemark fred

    telemark fred One of Us

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    Sometimes an accidental breakaway posses of tele skiiers who cant find the main group go and carve up freshies all day. [​IMG]
     
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  22. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    My diary has a note that Mt Hotham is having a TeleEvent shortly, 14 & 15 August in fact. Any know anything about it?
     
  23. snowgum

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    Hotham ski school mentioned something of the sort last weekend but couldn't provide an exact date.

    They mentioned that recommencing public tele lessons (eg. lifts & lesson as a package) is a chicken and egg-type problem and that so far the nos. have not really been sufficient to encourage expenditure etc. Hopefully this belief will turn 180deg soon! [​IMG]
     
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  24. telemarx

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    So did telemania occur on July 16 as per the calendar at the start of this thread? I was down there that week & nobody mentioned it. And if it didn't is Telemania 2 on Aug 6?
    Skifree???
     
  25. Mr Bent Knee

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    I know a little about the Hotham one...I believe it is being organised or co ordinated by a dude I used to work with...Colin Kneebone (Buller/Stirling Telefest) knew about it...
     
  26. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, Telemania #1 did happen. A very intimate affair for those that attended.

    Telemania #2 is still for Saturday 6th August.
     
  27. Rolo

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    I might just be there for that...night skiing also, for those with steel springs for legs?
     
  28. telemarx

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    I'm arriving on the 7th. Might try & get there a day early.
     
  29. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Email the folks at perisher@wildernesssports.com.au for a reg form and event program for the Telefest on 3rd and 4th September 2005.
     
  30. telemarx

    telemarx A Local

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    You are "the folks at..." :p Email me the form & I will put it up for downloading.
    Did you get out on Thursday arvo? It was tres good.
     
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  31. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I cannot remember if I got out Thursday. I suspect not...

    Will get onto the form for you tommorow when am at work. On a day off today, [​IMG]
     
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  32. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No need mr marx. It is now on the Wilderness Sports website. A huge improvement on previous years.
     
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  33. telemarx

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    If you can't remember then you didn't go out. I can assure you it was unforgettable.
     
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  34. garry gow

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    A bit of a late post but made it to Telemania II on the 6th - only 6 people turned up which was a bit of a pity - always nice to see lots of telewhackers zooming down the hill. Still it made for a good workshop with lots of individual attention. Cosmic Carl and Richard who works at Alpsports in West Ryde were the instructors and I found both good. Looking forward to Telefest!
     
  35. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get that rego form in then garry gow...and others