February 7, 2015
FREE ADMISSION- When you get to the mountain go to the Abram ticket booth and buy the regular one day lift ticket. Then come on over to the festival tent and register for the fest and clinics. Then, if you want to try demos, head over to the rep tents.
Demos- Many of the telemark companies will be represented and you will have a chance to demo the newest gear for free! If you need gear for the day Abram does rent some Telemark skis and boots. Demo gear can only go out for an hour so if you need gear you may want to plan ahead. Rentals are available from Allspeed in Portland.
• 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. All our thanks to Telemarkdown, Black Diamond, Allspeed, Bath Cycle and Ski, TheGreenMachine and TwentyTwo Design for their support. And of course, our beer sponsor, Gritty's.
Lessons - NET is a PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) member ski school (the only PSIA telemark school in the country) and most of our instructors are members of PSIA. 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 hour long and are free. There is no special festival ticket, a regular Abram lift ticket gives you access to the fest... just sign in at the registration table. Clinic times for this festival will be at 10:30 and again at 1:30.
Special clinics will include;
Crossover clinics for alpine skiers coming to Telemark.
• Beginner, beginner/intermediate, intermediate, intermediate/advanced, advanced
Women's Clinics. Women teaching women. Some of NET's top women instructors will be leading clinics both days.
Masters Clinics. Taught by our educational staff, this is the clinic for the master skier.
• We are planning on having a telemark gate race. It will be from 12:30-2. Lot's of prizes!
•The Telemark Gate Race. 12:30-2PM
First prize for men is a brand new pair of Vice bindings from 22 Design. Women's first prize is still to be determined but will be good.
Party - TheWhitegrass Bluegrass Festival takes place all day in the lodge.
Tickets - There is no special festival ticket needed... just a regular Mt. Abram lift ticket. When you register for the fest you will get a free beer ticket courtesy of Sam Adams (If you are 21 or over of course) !
The Maine Telemark Festival is brought to you by all of our sponsors, Mt Abram
New England Telemark.