Head Coach: Adam Elliot, email@example.com
The Telemark Post-Secondary Team is proudly supported by:
National Winter Sports Development Association
- The concept of the post-secondary program is to train and develop high performance skiers for national and international level competition while attending a post-secondary education institution in the Okanagan.
- Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley offer a prime location for high quality ski training. There are endless on and off-snow training areas and Kelowna has an international airport for easy access to competitions.
- Head coach Adam Elliot is available to personalize training programs starting in April. Adam is a Level 4 Coach and Graduate of the Advanced Coaching Diploma program through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Head Biathlon Coach Chris Halldorson is a Comp-Dev certified coach and has experience coaching at national training centres.
- Adam will direct wax support at races as well.
- Athletes who may be interested in this program are asked to contact Adam or Chris for questions.
- Smooth roads for roller skiing – Southeast Kelowna, June Springs (Time Trial), Telemark Road.
- Endless trails and mountains to bike and run – Rose Valley, Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, Okanagan Mountain Park, Smith Creek, etc. (so many trails!)
- Okanagan Lake – swimming, cooling off after training.
- BCST camps in Revelstoke, Whistler and on the Haig Glacier.
- Kelowna is lucky to have two major post secondary options, UBCO and Okanagan College. As a focused ski racer, Telemark is a perfect option.
- Since OC is directly in the middle of Kelowna, access to training straight from the school is very easy.
- Both UBCO and Okanagan College are accessible by bike virtually the entire winter from downtown Kelowna
Kelowna has 7 Nordic ski venues within an hour’s drive.
- The majority of on snow ski training is done at Telemark Nordic Club, which is a twenty-five minute drive from downtown Kelowna.
- Telemark offers good low altitude training, which is perfect for the majority of training sessions (altitude 1000m).
- Silver Star and Sovereign Lake are both 75 minutes from Kelowna, they offer a ski season that begins in late October and extends into late May. We do a May camp at Sovereign Lake where we are able to ski on their trails until the later weeks of May. Early season camps begin in late October or early November.
- Nickel Plate and Big White are the two primary altitude-training sites as they both are situated over 2000m.
Telemark Nordic Club
Kelowna Nordic Ski Club
Big White (altitude)
Nickel Plate (altitude)
Emily Young, Canadian Paralympic Team Member and Bronze Medalist (2018).
“I have been beyond thankful and happy with the support I have received from not just Adam and support staff of the Telemark race team this past season but from all the families that are involved with the club of all ages if children. As a para athlete it can be challenging to find a club environment that I can feel excepted and not feel like I stand out because I ski with one arm. Telemark has done that for me! I feel like part of the family. Adam Elliot runs a great program and I see endless potential for me as a para athlete training with an able body club. I have enjoyed every second, even the painful intensity nights. The Telemark program is so well organized and supported I cannot wait for next season and see what this club can do! We are all off to bigger and higher spots on the podium! And all thanks to Adam and the Telemark club!”
|Be Supportive of Each other|
|Encourage Each other|
|Mentor Each other|
|Be the Best you can Be|
|Have Fun and Keep Things Positive|
|Show up Prepared and on Time|
|Come to Training as Regularly as possible; 75% Attendance Minimum|
|Check the Website for Practice Locations and start times|
|To be appropriately prepared for all training and racing events including equipment, clean clothing, change of clothing, watch or heart rate monitor, nutrition, hydration and good attitude|
|To read and adhere to the Telemark Roller Ski Safety Policy which can be found on our website; Under Athletes Resources|
|To be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own equipment and team clothing for practices and event|
|Commitment to Skiing for Fall and Winter|
|Do your part of the Reporting|
|Fill out the “Goals” Tab|
|Keep Your Diary up to Date; 7 day limit|
|Follow the Plan to the best of your ability|
|I would like L2C and older to fill out at least 2 Fatigue Trackers|
|Subscribe to the Website and Read the Posts|
|Focus at training|
|Focus enough to ski properly when training|
|Ski fast enough to stay with the group when skiing reasonable Speeds|
|Inspire and Support the Whole Team|
|The athlete competes wearing the Telemark Race Suit in all major races including all BC Cups, Westerns, Nationals and World Junior /U23 Trials.|
|To compete with pride and to the best of your ability. Focus on sportsmanship, respect for yourself and your competitors at all events|
|Talk to, Encourage and Cheer on Younger Skiers|
Create a Supportive Training Environment in which athletes are prepared and motivated to become the best they can be (as skiers) through Leadership of older skiers, encouragement from each other, focused training sessions, hard work, Fun and of course “Hunting and Destroying!” Also, Top 10 in Team Aggregate at Nationals in 2020