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Feb 03 2024


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Missoula Telemark Challenge 2024

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Telemark Racing

As the winter season approaches its peak, the Missoula Telemark Challenge is gearing up to start its race series in late January or early February. Hosted at the Montana Snowbowl, this event stands as the longest-running telemark race series in the United States, inviting skiers of all skill levels to partake in the joy and thrill of telemark skiing.

January 25, Race #1
February 1, Race #2
February 8, Race #3
February 15, Race #4
NO RACES on February 22
February 29, Race #5
March 2, FINALS, Tele Party, and World Telemark Day!

Dedicated to the Freeheel Community

The Missoula Telemark Challenge embodies the spirit of telemark skiing, with a focus on inclusivity, fun, and the classic freeheel technique. It is more than just a race; it’s a celebration of a passionate community of snow enthusiasts who appreciate the finesse and freedom of telemark skiing. The challenge welcomes everyone, from beginners experiencing their first telemark turn to seasoned racers carving down the slopes.

Dual Slalom Races Every Thursday Night

The heart of the challenge lies in its dual slalom races, held every Thursday night at the Montana Snowbowl. These races offer a friendly but competitive atmosphere where telemarkers can showcase their skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow skiers. Regardless of your level, you are encouraged to join and experience the unique blend of athleticism and artistry that telemark skiing offers.

A Call for Sponsorships

As the longest-running series of its kind, the Missoula Telemark Challenge aims to keep the event affordable and accessible to all. Organizers are actively seeking sponsorships to help cover fees and ensure that the event continues to be a welcoming space for every participant. Sponsorships not only support the logistical aspects of the races but also contribute to the vibrant, thriving community that the challenge fosters.

Join the Legacy of Knee-Dropping Stoke

This year, the Missoula Telemark Challenge is determined to make the event unforgettable and to continue demonstrating that telemark skiing is alive and well. By joining the challenge, participants become part of a legacy over 40 years in the making, filled with passion, excitement, and knee-dropping stoke. To stay informed about registration, event updates, and dates, enthusiasts are encouraged to join the email list.

The Missoula Telemark Challenge continues to be a beacon for telemark skiing enthusiasts across the nation. With its inclusive approach and dedication to fostering a sense of community, the challenge invites skiers of all backgrounds and abilities to join in the festivities. Whether you’re aiming to compete, learn, or just have fun, the Missoula Telemark Challenge is the perfect venue to celebrate the enduring spirit of telemark skiing. For more information or to get involved, reach out to missoulatelemark@gmail.com and prepare to embrace the winter season like never before!


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