World telemark day, Sept 2

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  1. Cam Walker

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    hi all

    don't think I've posted this yet ... we have the date for the 'southern hemisphere' world tele day. Its the weekend of Sept 2 & 3.

    As usual, we will hold something at Mt Hotham, and there are also plans for something in the Snowies.

    If you're keen on coming to Hotham, pls check the facebook page at some point. A week or so before the day we have a poll to decide whether we ski in resort or go backcountry for the day.

    There's normally a few people camp at JB Plain and make a weekend of it. All tele, AT, splitboarders most welcome.

    https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/world-telemark-day/

    cam
     
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    I'll be there with bells on Cam, I haven't missed one yet! I'm not sure if I'll be camping this time, I might have to check with @stansi to see if I can slum it at Wongungarra again.
     
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    Count me in this year.
     
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    OK.....
    Let's book that weekend in for "Party Time."
     
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    Hi Cam,
    I didn't come on this last year because I am soooo beginner. Is it suitable for beginner, mediocre tele skiers?
     
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    I will be there in spirit only. I'm enjoying the sun to much to make it.
     
  8. Cam Walker

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    hi
    most years people have been intermediate to awesome (I'm definitely in the former category). But it probably depends what we end up doing.... I do a poll on the facebook page a week or 2 from the event to see what people want to do - resort or backcountry.



    So my advice would probably be to keep an eye on the page closer to the event, then make a call.

    If we go for a tour, then not probs at all with beginner skiers, and if we're in resort, we can break into 2 teams - people that want to do harder stuff, one to do more mellow. But I'd definitely say come if you're keen and it will be fun.

    I'm definitely up for a mellow tour on the sunday and everyone is welcome to join.
    regards
    cam
     
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    That's me int the pick above happily puttering down summit. I'm usually to lazy to tour so am happy kicking back on the greens and easy blues with whoever is about. The day is about enjoyting tele skiing no matter your level so come join us.
     
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  10. Cam Walker

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    Indeed. The more the merrier. And make a weekend of it, join the crew for dinner on sat night, etc.
     
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    Great, thanks both for the encouragement, it's in the diary.
     
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    IMO Hotham isn't that user-friendly for beginner and intermediate telemarkers particularly the groomers on a busy day or when the corn is mounding. Falls provides more mellow terrain both on and off piste.
     
  13. Cam Walker

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    Yes, you're right. Its been happening at Hotham just because I tend to spend most time up there.

    Happy to shift it to Falls Creek next year. Its the first saturday in September - lets lock it in!
     
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    Done!
    Thanks for your generous response Cam.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks.
    I think these days here in Oz there is actually some awareness of the avy risk prob cos of things like conversations here, workshops run by Falls Ski Patrol and the courses offered by Damien and others. I think awareness of ice slide risk isn't nearly high enough by contrast.
    FWIW when doing lift-served tele now if there's any awareness of my difference by others riding the chair I get nothing but interest and sometimes admiration.
     
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  18. Cam Walker

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    I will triple check the date with Josh Madsen, who came up with the world tele day idea, and likes all the southern hemisphere events to be on the same day, but lets definitely hold it at Falls Creek in 2018 and assume at this point that its on Sept 1.
     
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    hi all - if you're thinking to join us at the world telemark day event at Hotham on sat Sept 2, could you please complete the poll so we can decide whether we will be skiing in resort or going side country. Thanks.

     
  20. Cam Walker

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    Not sure if that worked ...

     
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    So its being moved to Falls Creek this year or next year?
     
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    "If you're planning on attending tele day at Hotham, would .........."
     
  23. Cam Walker

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    Next year.
     
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