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  • NSW BC | Telemark Phat
    After the weeks rain and warm weather Skifree Katherine and I were keen to get out to the Western Slopes before all of the thaw turned them green We decided to head for Tenison Woods Knoll and decide where to go from there My bodies initial response to the exertions of walking to Soil Con Ck did not bode well for the rest of the day I was sore and ran out of puff easily We made it to Tennison Woods Knoll at 10 30 and decided we d had enough climbing so we decided to ski Watson s Ck a line I ve always skied straight past Read more about A slow sore day down Watson s Ck 11 10 2014 Add new comment Captain Pants and Major Snowshoe go to the Sentinel 04 10 2014 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 5 October 2014 11 13pm The RMS had cleared Kosciusko Rd to the Charlotte s Turning Circle and I had a hankering for another ski on the Western Faces Tony and Chris were keen and I ran into Owain and Katherine the day before at Perisher We met at the turning circle at 8 00am and decided on the Sentinel as a worthy goal I was the only member of the group who d skied it before so everyone was excited to tick another peak off their lists Read more about Captain Pants and Major Snowshoe go to the Sentinel 04 10 2014 Add new comment A long walk for two harvests BC report 12 10 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 12 October 2013 5 57pm Tony was up for his last day this season so we decided to take a punt and see how much snow we d find on Twynam West We got off to a good start at 8 30 and crossed an already full Snowy river and we got to put our skins on after we reached Soil Conservation Creek At about 11am we reached to top of Tenison Woods Knoll We skied past Watsons Ck and the direct lines off Tenison Woods Knoll looked like they d finish before Watson s Ck so we skied the line furthest to the West Due to the cool breeze we had stunning corn and a long enough line to get the legs burning Read more about A long walk for two harvests BC report 12 10 2013 Add new comment The Paralyser 24 06 2012 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 25 June 2012 9 07pm After being spoilt on freshies all day yestaerday Tony and I decided BC was the way to go today especially since the cloudy cover seemd to be clearing We headed straight out to Eyre and had a run down Shifty s and satisfied that the wind blown hadn t fully cover up yesterdays tracks we headed towards Snow Snake The south side of Mt Perisher had enough cover but only just The lack of snow broke up the line down

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  • Compose tips | Telemark Phat
    turn into links automatically Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized The br line break p paragraph and p close paragraph tags are inserted automatically If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines Old Site Learn Review Report Community About Login With Monthly archive August 2013 6 October 2013 1 June 2014 1 July 2014 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 2 June 2015 1 August 2015 1

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  • Fin Del Mundo - Interski - Part 1 - 03-05/09/2015 | Telemark Phat
    window was great and the view from the airport across the water to Ushuia with the mountains in the background was even better Once in town it seemed like there was a different mighty peak at the end of each street That evening the team discovered the wonders of an all you can eat Argentinian Barbecue and that great South American Coctail the Pisco Sour After dinner we got to see some of those fantastic oddities you only see travelling funky mannequins dodgy nightclubs different OH S standards and some cool street art APSI Demo Team A Minibus full of skis First exciting glimpse of Tierra Del Fuego Ushuia Mountains Ushuia and the Mountains behind from the Airport Avenue San Martin with pretty hills in the background Another Pretty Mountain View Argentinean Barbecue We got Pisco d OHS laws appear to be more lax in Argentina Weird Mannequin Dodgier Mannequin Dodgy Nightclub Cool Street Art We had a final training day the team had trained prior to departure the next day and I was excited to be the first kid on my block to ski at the end of the world Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part

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  • International | Telemark Phat
    comment Intertele at Snowbird 17 18 04 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 19 April 2013 3 00pm After getting to meet some of the Intertele attendees at the registration the night before the 17th was a big day for me I would be running an on snow clinic twice occupying me for the whole day Without boring everyone but hopefully satisfying the curious I presented on using the NTN system to teach telemark skiing to ability levels from first timers to training instructors The clinics went well and I got some good feedback That night we had our initial social event which would have been hilarious to watch Whenever ski instructors get together you ll see lots of hand waving to simulate what a skiers feet are doing and people leaning up against walls in contorted positions to either describe or discuss some aspect of skiing Read more about Intertele at Snowbird 17 18 04 2013 Add new comment Intertele at Snowbird 15 16 04 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 17 April 2013 3 00pm For the next two days Snowbird thought it was winter time Both days were full of boot to knee deep snow limited visibility lots of bombs going off and limited terrain Since we were now in the shoulder season several lifts didn t open again I wonder who got the idea first Snowbird or Perisher The Gad Valley was closed for the season Mineral Basin was closed due to avalanche risk on both days and most of the areas you could traverse to were also closed Read more about Intertele at Snowbird 15 16 04 2013 Add new comment Intertele at Snowbird 14 04 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 15 April 2013 3 00pm I was lucky enough to be invited to

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  • Interski | Telemark Phat
    weakened constitution I took the conservative choice and started the trek Read more about The trip to Frey Interski Part 8 16 09 2015 The Opening Interski Part 3 07 09 15 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 7 September 2015 7 45pm After 8 years of work I d finally made it to Interski Today was the opening ceremony at Cerro Castor which was mainly synchronised skiing runs by each country with a bit of talking from official people The Telemarkers managed to get a few turns in afterwards before we went back to Ushuaia for the evenings events Read more about The Opening Interski Part 3 07 09 15 Rock Hard Interski Part 2 06 09 15 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 6 September 2015 8 46pm After our jet lag recovery day the Demo Team had a training day at Cerro Castor before Interski began the next day Cerro Castor is a new mountain with modern facilities a nice mix of treed and alpine terrain and moderate steepness Once again I was stunned by the beauty of the scenery The mountains are steep and pointy and had the atmosphere of a cross between Cham and Colorado The Mountains looked like the hills in Cham but were spaced further apart like in Colorado Read more about Rock Hard Interski Part 2 06 09 15 Add new comment Fin Del Mundo Interski Part 1 03 05 09 2015 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 5 September 2015 7 50pm Interski is a big conference for Snowsports Instructors held every 4 years This year s event was held at Cerro Castor near Ushuia in Argentina 29 National Associations attended with 721 participants and I was lucky enough to represent Australian Telemark Instruction Ushuia the southernmost city in the world isn t called

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  • BC | Telemark Phat
    at 8 00am The beta I d found online gave two options to get to Frey one from the top of the ski resort which required travel through avalanche terrain or a four hour walk With my lack of Avalanche skills and continuing flu weakened constitution I took the conservative choice and started the trek Read more about The trip to Frey Interski Part 8 16 09 2015 Pure Velvet Paralyser Report 08 08 2015 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 8 August 2015 8 06pm Skifree and I were both keen to do some skinning and the Paralyser loop seemed like a great option Staying close to the resort would also help me test how my mods to me Meijdo s had gone After a gentlemanly departure of 9 30 from the Perisher Centre we skied directly to the double booted to the top of Mt P and skied down to Snow Snake Snow Snake was wind affected as usual above the trees but the snow was great in the trees There had been a good amount of snow during the week and a couple of cold clear nights had turned the fresh snow into velvet with a hoar frost

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  • Perisher | Telemark Phat
    Rock Garden and Yerrindoo after lunch Rock Garden had some really weird snow and disappointingly Yerrindoo had been groomed Read more about A SICo weekend Perisher 26 27 07 2014 Add new comment A slow start Perisher Report 12 06 2014 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 12 June 2014 4 26pm Autumn has been depressingly warm the grass is growing and plants are flowering now instead of spring and the snow is pretty depressing as well Perisher have worked hard with their snowmaking but things are pretty grim The magic carpet area on FV has cover there is also a little terrain park and tobogganing area But beyond that things look bad Mitchel is open to above the carpet and the man made snow doesn t even reach the loading area of the idiot Read more about A slow start Perisher Report 12 06 2014 Add new comment Super Mank Perisher Report 24 08 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 24 August 2013 5 55pm Tony Jhono and I were excited There had been fresh yesterday and we hoped where there would be some stashes for us However the wet snow yesterday was firm early up high and our decision to hike Olympic from the top of the Quad turned out to be more for the experience than the skiing Next we thought we d try our luck at Guthega We went via double trouble which had some truly hideous rain effected snotty boot deep mank This snow was beyond a challenge Read more about Super Mank Perisher Report 24 08 2013 Add new comment Demo Team Training Day 2 Perisher Report 16 08 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 16 August 2013 5 59pm Today was another great day for training There was less cloud but it was warmer and windier We had an early start and got so ski some gates on Escapade Olympic opened for the first time this season and bought the crowds with it The groomers were good and the off piste was great from about 10 30am We got some great footage and the team has made a great foundation for Interski 2015 in Cerro Castor Ushuaia Argentina Read more about Demo Team Training Day 2 Perisher Report 16 08 2013 Add new comment Demo Team Training Day 1 Perisher Report 15 08 2013 Submitted by Richard Hocking on 15 August 2013 8 29pm I m getting some mid week turns to train with the Australian Demo Team going to Interski As the lone telemarker I love this training since I m being constantly pushed to keep up with the best skiers and snowboarders in Australia The day was set a little cloud mild breeze 10 15cm of fresh overnight and cool temps meant we had some great snow to train on But it had rained yesterday and the strong southerly last night made its trademark weird drifts in some places and ice in others We started off working on long turns down Zali

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  • Pure Velvet: Paralyser Report 08/08/2015 | Telemark Phat
    the fresh snow into velvet with a hoar frost on top After Snow Snake we skinned straight to Paralyser South and got in two more runs of gorgeous velvet After Lunch we headed to the Paralyser and started to follow the Paralyser North Ridge towards Guthega The first face had a tricky crust due to too much time in the sun The second face we skied Two by Two however was the best snow of the day Boot deep and being lower in altitude must have had colder dryer air the previous couple of nights which really sucked the moisture out of it Towers was looking good Mt P Top Stations The face of Paralyser East had been busy The top of Snow Snake hinted at the snow quality to be had Skifree enjoying the velvet Skifree at the bottom of Snow Snake Skifree skinning up Paralyser East Paralyser South was too tempting to miss Me on Paralyser South Lower down Lovely velvety tracks Paralyser South tracked out Looking north from the Paralyser We hit que after que on our ski from Guthega back to Front Valley which isn t surprising since 14K people visited Perisher that day We made

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