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The Sven Jonassen & Glenn Willcutt Memorial Telemark Races

Itching to get your tele groove on?  Then come show us what you're made of, pay homage to local pinheads of lore & celebrate the telemark community with fellow enthusiasts of Stevens Pass@  Looking for a guaranteed good time?  This is it!

The Sven:
Join in the 3rd Annual Sven's Telemark Classic Race!  Pay tribute to a longtime Stevens Pass local who loved racing and diligently supported telemark skiing in the Pacific Northwest.  Event consists of two runs and combines elements of Nordic and Cross Country Downhill in a wilderness setting; includes downhill gates, Reippelykkje (360 degree banked turn), skate sections, whoops and a jump.  Two cracks at the course for best combined time.  Great fun for spectators and participants alike.  BBQ following race!

Date:  March 20, 2010 (Saturday)*

Location:  Tye Bowl off Tye Mill Chair

Time:  Race @ 10:30 AM, w/pre-race meeting & group course inspection @ 10 AM.  (Registration 8:00-9:30 AM @ Pacific Crest Lodge)

The Glenn:
Strap on your tele skis and join in this 27th Annual Memorial Race!  In the 80's, Glenn Willcutt first introduced telemark ski racing to Stevens Pass where it continues to thrive today.  Event consists of a downhill race with two timed giant slalom runs.  Award and prizes for best costume!  Can you one-up two-time winner Capt'n BadAss/Wild Thing Monster to clinch the Golden Tele Trophy?

Date:  March 21, 2010 (Sunday)*  **
Location:  Showcase off Kehr's Chair (old Big Chief lift)
Time:  Race @ 10:30 AM, w/pre-race meeting & group course inspection @ 10 AM.  (Registration 8:00-9:30 AM @ Pacific Crest Lodge)
COSTUME DIVISION:  Best Retro Costume!

Volunteers are needed for both days.  Please contact Stevens Pass Ski School and leave a message for Kati (206.812.7387).  Earn lift tickets!

*Divisions for both days include:  Mens, Womens, Juniors (17 & under); Novice, Open (Pro), & Mature (45+).  T-shirt included w/event entry.  Discounted lift tickets available for race participants.  Note:  BYOC (bring your own cowbell)  Gotta have more cowbell - oh yeah!

**Kick ass Awards Ceremony & After Party on Sunday for both races.  Don't miss out on the huge prizes, raffle & refreshments...our sponsors go off like none other!!!  Special thanks in advance to Stevens Pass, Marmot Mtn Works, Leavenworth Mountain Sports, Pyramid Brewery, Rossignol, Napeequa Vintners and many more local fav establishments!

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Big Air Fiesta:
Don a sombrero & dust off those maracas!  Watch as competitors bomb down Showcase to hit the epic booter in the base area!  Comp open to all disciplines:  telemarkers, apliners & snoboarders are welcome.  Athletes can register at the event.

Date:  March 20, 2010 (Saturday
Time:  The event will start when the sun goes down and the lights come on!  Exact times TBC.  This one fills up, so arrive early day of for registration and practice session/qualifiers. 
Registration:  1:00-2:00 PM in Granite Peaks Lodge.
Location:  Base Area/Kehr's Chair

Cost:  $20 Ametuers/ $30 Pros - CASH ONLY
PRO Cash Prize
Special secret 1st Prize!

For those wanting to be within stumbling distance of the festivities, RV camping is available at the ski area.  Options for electrical hookups in the main lot OR for those going 'on the cheap' no charge for the overflow lot (no hook-ups & space is limited).

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Looking forward to seeing you at Stevens this weekend!

Inga & Kati

P.S.  April 2nd is Retro Fools Day Downhill slalom race - the older & more rad the gear, the more time deductions!!!  Awards for best dressed, oldest skis, oldest board, best trict.  Mega prize raffle.