Alpine Meadows to bring back Telemark Ski andamp; Freeride Festival
Check out some epic shredding at the Second Annual Telemark Ski and Freeride Festival at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort from Feb. 18-22. This four-day event, presented by Tough Guy Productions, will showcase snow safety courses, parties and dynamic big-mountain ski competitions. This event draws a large crowd from across the country andamp;#8212; and even international telemark skiers who put their skills to the test for the opportunity to win season passes and other awards.Join in the action at the Keyhole Classic on Feb. 19, when some of the best competitors will rip down Keyhole Slope (one of Alpine’s signature advanced descents) for a chance to qualify for the final. Skiers will be judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique and aggressiveness. The top 10 finalists will go on to compete in the Big Mountain Final on Feb. 20, with only one chance to fight for the title of andamp;#8220;Freeride Champion.andamp;#8221; An awards ceremony and party will follow, complete with a slide show, music and plenty of prizes. Awards will be given for the top telemark skiers, top junior skiers, and the andamp;#8220;Big Sack awardandamp;#8221; will be given to the competitor who showed the most guts. Food, drinks and a DJ will be found in the Compactor Bar.Aside from intensity and speed, safety will be a big theme at the festival. Guests will have the chance to attend a free snow safety course on Feb. 19, taught by Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol. Skiers and riders can put those mountain safety skills to the test in the Uphill/Downhill Avy Savvy Race on Feb. 21. Two transceivers will be buried in a simulated avalanche zone, and the first male and female to race down and recover a buried transceiver will win.The Estelle Bowl Challenge is the final competition, on Feb. 21. This top-to-bottom big-mountain race is open to snowboarders and Alpine and telemark skiers. Three sets of wide-spread gates will be placed on the mountain, and competitors will be scored on style and time. The festival will finish off with an awards ceremony to name the winners of the Uphill/Downhill race as well as the Estelle Bowl Challenge.For additional event information or to register, visit SkiAlpine.com.
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