THE KNEES IN THE BREEZE
March 6, 2011
Come and join us for a Spring freeheel celebration at the best little telemark mountain in Maine. Boundry to boundry skiing, sweet corn snow, all the demo gear you could hope for and the best telemark instructors in New England will make this an event not to miss.
Headquarters will be outside if it's nice and in the main lodge if cold or rain/snow .
No special ticket will be needed for this event, just a Mt. Abram lift ticket. You do need to come inside to headquarters to sign up for clinics and a release to use demo gear as well as buy raffle tickets. You get a free beer ticket when you register! The raffle will include skis, bindings and more.
Demos- Most of the telemark companies will be represented and you will have a chance to demo the newest gear for free! If you are new to telemark and don't own any gear you might want to rent some gear for the day. The demo reps like to give everyone a chance to try their gear and generally don't want you taking the skis and boots out for more than a few runs. Mt. Abram rents telemark gear.
• Sponsors -At the heart of every great organization there must be a dedicated group of people. Along with our instructors and volunteers are our sponsors. Where would we be without them? They help us out financially but more than that, many of them are right there at the festivals with us, giving the public a chance to try out all the newest and best telemark gear. To them we have dedicated a 'sponsor page' with descriptions of their products and links to their web pages. All our thanks to our Gold Sponsors, Garmont and Voile as well as sponsors Backcountry Mag, Telemark Skier, Black Diamond, Flylow and TwentyTwo Design for their support.
Also, we thank skis shops Mahoosuc Mountain Sports (right near the Abram trurnoff on Rt. 26) and Bath Cycle and Ski (just across the Bath Bridge in Woolwich) for their support of the festival.
Lessons - Most of our instructors are members of PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and all are highly trained and motivated. We want our clinics to be fun most of all but to hopefully give you a chance to improve your skiing in an enjoyable, free spirited atmosphere. All clinics are 1 1/2 hours long and are free. Times will be once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The morning clinics begin at 10:00 and the afternoon clinics 1:30.
Prizes/Raffles -Lot's of cool stuff!
Tickets -Regular Mt. Abram lift ticket.
Special Beer sponsor for the Mt. Abram Festival is Grittys!