InterTele 2015 April 23-26, 2015 Posted on Mar 29th, 2015

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See this year's agenda: InterTele 2015 Agenda.pdf

Welcome by Scotty McGee

We welcome you to InterTele, the international telemark instructors', our Media Sponsor, and 22Designs (look for, are proud supporters of the second happening for Telemark Instructors from around the world. Concurrently, the event will also overlap with the hugely successful PSIA/AASI National Academy at Snowbird, giving participants from both events a sense of what the other is about, and a chance to intermingle and network with instructors from across the USA, in addition to the telemark participants from the US and around the world.

Snowbird ( is an ideal setting for this event, with solid, predictable spring skiing. It is a special place for me, where I first tele'ed, had my first ski area job, where I skied my best tele race, and where I first made it onto our PSIA Nordic Team. Snowbird has long been the go-to place for our national team tryouts. With world class accommodations at a discounted rate, and ticket price included in the registration, the event will be quite a good deal, in addition to being unforgettable. With Snowbird's average annual 482 inches (12.24 meters) of snowfall, phenomenal conditions are regular occurrences. In 2013 we were blessed with both sun and new snow, including a true powder day at Alta.

Please join us in sharing best practices and ideas, technical and teaching concepts, methods of instructor training and development, the evolution of equipment, and the future of the sport.

You will make InterTele the leading international event for Telemark instructors. Please join us this April in Utah, for the best days of our lives! page1image16272page1image16432


Scotty McGee, PSIA Nordic Team Coach

The InterTele 2015 event is hosted by the PSIA-Intermountain region.

Details by Glenn Lee

All CANSI members are invited to take part in InterTele 2015 not only is there fabulous skiing in the incredible Wasatch Mountains at Snowbird and Alta in Utah, but you can be there with other telemark instructors from all around the world!

InterTele is vision created by Scotty McGee, a PSIA telemark instructor based in Wyoming, to create a telemark specific event that would involve telemark instructors from around the world to collaborate and share ideas on teaching and skiing. The inaugural InterTele was held in 2013, and I attended with 6 other CANSI members. We were the second largest delegation, joining representatives from Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, and across the USA. Karen Reader presented sessions titled "Fluid InTeligence: Versatility in Off-Piste Skiing", and I presented "Telemark Skiing - The Canadian Approach".

The top telemark instructors from around the world presented other sessions titled:

  • NTN Locked Heels?
  • Ski Improvement
  • Rocker Ski Technology/Technique
  • Active Trail Foot
  • Fore/Aft Lead Change Timing
  • Four Skills
  • Snow Tools
  • US Telemark Team Coaching
  • Making Changes Stick
  • Core Concepts Swiss Snowsports
  • Lead Change, Friction and Directional Movements
  • Introducing Children to Telemark
  • Pressure Control
  • Terrain Exploration 

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The call for presentation proposals for InterTele 2015 is now open this is your chance to present to the international telemark community. Download the template for presentation proposals.. Contact me at for more information.

In April 2013, the skiing was all finished in the east, and I was expecting to get some good spring skiing at Snowbird and Alta. When I drove into Salt Lake City, people were out playing golf, and mowing their lawns. Up the road in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, it was a different world still winter, and snow every night. A whole week of powder skiing! The sessions were all great, and there were formal and informal socials through the week. A great way to mingle, network, and meet new friends who all share a passion for teaching telemark skiing.

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Consider joining us this year in April!

Visit the Official InterTele 2015 site for event information and to register. The registration package can be found at InterTele 2015 Registration Package

Glenn Lee, CANSI Telemark Level III