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Message from the President

Big news folks!

We are pleased to announce that the US Telemark Ski Association has merged with the Freeheel Life Cup to add Freeskiing as a division of USTSA! We will now be better equipped to continue to fulfill our mission of growing and developing telemark skiing in the United States.

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Sprint Classic Race – Vail, CO

January 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This event is hosted by the Vail Mountain School and USTSA.  The Vail Mountain School’s telemark program has been an excellent partner, hosting a weekend race for multiple years.

minus 33 merino wool clothing, US Telemark. What is Telemark Racing?

What is Telemark Racing?

Telemark skiing is named after the Telemark region of Norway where the sport was first performed. It is believed that Sondre Norheim pioneered the Telemark turn in ski races, starting in about 1868. The discipline is characterized by a ski turn where the inside ski is drawn back under the skier and the heels are free to lift off of the ski.

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NH Winter Film Series 2016-17

The NH Winter Film Series is back! Minus33 is locally sponsoring along with Ragged Mountain, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Degan Media, Alpine Adventures NH, Whale’s Tale Water Park, The Mountain Club on Loon, and Plymouth Ski & Sports.

Kick off the winter ski and snowboard season with one (or more!) of the Film Series events coming near you. And as a bonus, admission includes FREE LIFT PASSES to Ragged Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort! We will be attending Warren Miller’s HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE at the Flying Monkey on the 25th. Come hang out with us and NH Ski Star Dan Egan, who will be hosting that evening. And be sure to keep an eye out for our new commercial during the trailer reel!


Warren Miller Entertainment: HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE

  • The Flying Monkey (tickets): November 25th, 4pm & 8pm
  • Jean’s Playhouse (tickets): December 30th, 4pm & 7pm


Classic Ski Movie Night: Throwback Films

  • Mad River Coffee Roasters (tickets): December 2nd, 7pm


Matchstick Productions: Ruin and Rose

  • The Flying Monkey (tickets): December 29th, 7pm


Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, the wasatch was blessed with heavy snowfall

The Wasatch was Blessed with Heavy Snowfall


Just when I thought it was all over and gave up all hope, the Wasatch was blessed with heavy snowfall (2 to 3 feet in areas) of our usual preference…high density, low moisture fluffy greatness. Although this season was pretty terrible for me for many reasons, just one good day outdoors with friends is enough to remind me how much magic surrounds me every day. On the morning of April 16th, my backyard was coated in white and surrounded by misty clouds, singing in the sunlight. READ MORE

Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, wool saved my life: Part II

Wool Saved My Life: Part II



So here I am, standing with one boot on, on an abandoned dock with no one around for miles.


I am out of the water but I am not out of the woods. I ran up to house to which the dock belonged and did my best to kick down the glass door on their back porch with my ski boot. They must have had some beastly installation because my kicks did not even make a dent. I looked around and saw some distance away another cottage, and made my way.

Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, wool saved my life: Part II

Wool Saved My Life: Part I

It was a morning like any other.


Just your typical Upstate New York polar vortex bringing the air temperature somewhere well below zero. It was however, a gorgeous day with blue skies and green pines and there was fresh snow on the ground. I decided to go for a jaunt on cross country skis through our family’s backwoods out to the lake for some crisp air and exercise. Because it was so cold, I layered up. I put on some Wool Knee Socks with long underwear and topped with a wool sweater, jacket and cap to keep me cozy as I began to traverse the woodland trail.