Silver Star hosts telemark championship

The Canadian National Telemark Championships took place this past weekend at Silver Star Mountain Resort and attracted racers from across North America. The event also coincided with the 2013 Spring Loaded Telemark Festival.

“We had an impressive field of competitors in both race disciplines this year,” says Guy Paulsen, Silver Star Nordic Manager.

"The annual two-day event saw telemark racers from as far away as Colorado making the trip to race in both the GS and Spring Classic disciplines."

Vernon racer Oliver Petit was the quickest down the hill, winning the title in a two-run combined time of 1:22:96.

Canadian telemark skier Shane Landreville of Fernie, claimed the men’s Sprint Classic title with a two run combined time of 1:51:36.

American Peter McMahon of Whitefish, Montana finished in second spot with a time of 1:54:10. Third spot on the podium went to Chris Henery of McCall, Idaho with a time of 1:18:03. Petit finished in fifth.

“This was my first trip to Silver Star and I was very impressed with races and the resort,” said US Telemark National Team Member Chris Henery who drove 10 hours from Montana to compete.

“It’s closer for us to come to Silver Star than traveling to Steamboat Springs where there was a race on the same dates.”

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