Telestock ‘11

I took last Friday off work to attend Telestock, an annual get together of telemark skiers at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. As luck would have it, I woke Friday morning to a serious winter storm and a huge dump of fresh powder. The snow was so bad that I got stuck three times on my way to the ski club, but I wasn’t letting anything keep me away from a day like that. I think other people had trouble getting to the hills too, the crew from City Garage ski shop were setting up in the gazebo by Yodeler lodge, but it was pretty quiet for the morning, so I just wandered around the hill seeking out fresh lines and the deepest powder.

Everyone seemed to gather for the BBQ lunch where I met a few of the hard-core locals. After a couple of beer we all headed out to seek out the best powder in the steepest trees. Ashley, the local videographer joined us to shoot some footage of the great skiing to be found at Holiday Valley. I managed to avoid the camera all afternoon, but Ashley got some fantastic footage.

All in all, it was an amazing day. I met some great people and skied some great lines. Thanks to everyone involved, especially City Garage for hosting the event.

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