Tele workshops kick off next week |

Tele workshops kick off next week

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK The Beaver Creek Telemark Workshop Series begins Dec. 22. First-time and expert telemark skiers can learn the basics or practice their skills in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Instruction will be provided by the Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School.Coed workshops in Beaver Creek will be offered Dec. 22, Jan. 12 and March 8. Vail Mountains Golden Peak will also host a coed workshop Feb. 23. Workshops are open to men and women of all abilities, 17 and up. Participants will concentrate on technique and movement analysis. Beaver Creek workshops for kids ages 6-15 featuring instruction from Tele Ned will be held Jan. 13 and Feb. 24 and will give kids an introduction into the tele skiing world. A Super Sunday womens workshop will be held in Beaver Creek on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.The workshops run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants should meet at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 8:30 a.m. (with the exception of the Feb. 23 workshop to be held in Vail). Participants can rent equipment at a discounted rate from top manufactures including boots from Garmont and Scarpa and skis from K2, Fischer, Volkl, and Rossignol. Adults who need to rent equipment for the day are encouraged to arrive between 8-8:15 a.m. to allow time for proper fitting. The price is $79 per person for the workshop lesson only. Lift ticket and lesson is available for $140 per person. Discounted telemark equipment rentals are available for participants.Beaver Creeks Tele Tuesdays will also provide skiers another chance to practice tele skiing with social ski gatherings meeting on Tuesdays throughout the winter from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tele Tuesdays are underway and guests can meet either at the Nordic center or the Coyote cafe. A discounted instruction price of $45 per person is offered for the lesson only. Discounted equipment rentals are available. For information on the workshops or general telemark instruction, call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at (970) 754-5313. Reservations for adult workshops are encouraged.

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