Vail Snowsports Nordic School Telemark Workshop Series Begins Saturday, January 24

22 January 2009
  • Weekly Skin & Ski Tour, Beacon & Shovel Tour and Nordic Sampler Programs Also Available

VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 22, 2009 – As 2009 continues to usher in change, why not learn to telemark ski? The Vail Snowsports Nordic School's Telemark Workshop Series will be held in on Saturday, Jan. 24 and again on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Mar. 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Golden Peak. All abilities, ages 14 and up are welcome, from beginners looking to free their heels to advanced Telemark skiers who want to improve their form and skills.

The workshops will focus on everything from the fundamentals of telemark skiing to in-depth technique analysis, depending on ability. Participants should meet at the Vail Snowsports Nordic School, located in Golden Peak, allowing approximately 30 minutes for equipment preparation in advance of the workshop. Rental equipment is available through Vail Sports in Golden Peak, featuring Garmont boots and K2 skis. Guests may also bring their own equipment. The full day workshop is offered for $79; $145 including a lift ticket.

Those looking for additional telemark instruction can take advantage of Vail Resorts’ Learn a Snow Sport Month in January with 20% savings on full-day private lessons. This offer is also valid for full-day private alpine and snowboard lessons through Sunday, Feb. 8 at any Vail Snowsports School location.

Skin & Ski Tour
Head into the backcountry for a tour on telemark skis and skins every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This new program provides a solid introduction to backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness and an opportunity to test your telemark turns on new terrain. Skin & Ski is offered for $119, including skins, shovels and beacons.

Beacon & Shovel Tour
Also new to the Vail Snowsports Nordic School this season is the Beacon & Shovel Tour, every Thursday from 1 – 3 p.m. This adult introduction to avalanche awareness includes snowshoes, boots, poles, shovels, beacons and gaiters for $85.

Nordic Sampler
Can’t decide? Try three Nordic sports – cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and telemark skiing – in three days. The Nordic Sampler is offered every Thursday through Saturday for $170 or $229 with a one-day lift ticket. Cross-country and snowshoe gear provided; telemark equipment available through Vail Sports in Golden Peak.
For information on workshops, other kids and adult programs or pricing on private snowshoe and cross-country excursions, call the Vail Snowsports Nordic School at (970) 754-4370 or visit Reservations for private lessons are encouraged.


About Vail
Coveted as North America’s top ski resort, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Spanning seven miles are seven legendary Back Bowls, blanketed last year with thirty-eight feet of powder snow. Under blue sky three hundred days a year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Snow Sports School to the activities and festivals, the shops and spas, dining, nightlife and accommodations – with many new and luxuriously renovated to discover. Vail – Like Nothing on Earth. The Vail consumer website is

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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