Telemark Ski School (TSS)

The CMC’s Telemark Ski School is designed to help beginners and experts alike learn or improve their tele skills, and put those skills to use in the backcountry. If you currently venture into the backcountry on touring skis, have witnessed tele skiers carving sweet s-turns down slopes or through the trees, and have wondered to yourself “can I do that?” we’re here to tell you that yes, you can and we’ll help you get there! You’ll attend an evening full of telemark skiing information, and spend a day at the ski area learning and practicing those skills. There will be an optional backcountry day that you can sign up for in the CMC schedule. We will be offering the school in three separate modules, one in January, February and March. The best way to take advantage of the school is to take the January module, practice for a few weeks, then take the February or March module to hone your skills. But you can take them singly as well. This is YOUR year for telemark skiing!


You want to be sure you’re conditioned for backcountry skiing. You must be fit enough to comfortably travel uphill 1,500 feet on skis in the backcountry with a pack. You must be able to ski green runs at a ski area, using either either alpine or tele turns, and also know how to get on and off lifts.

2020 Schedule

Session A:

  • January 10, 2020, Enrollment Deadline
  • January 12,  2020, All day field trip Loveland

Sign-up Online for Session A

Session B:

  • February 7, 2020 Enrollment Deadline
  • February 9, 2020, All day field trip Loveland

Sign-Up Online for Session B

Session C:

  • March 6, 2020 Enrollment Deadline
  • March 8, 2020, All day field trip Loveland

Sign-Up Online for Session C


$50 for Denver Group Members and $60 for non-DGC members. Cost does not include ski area lift tickets. They will be available for $40 at the lecture night. Standard CMC cancellation policy applies.


Contact Jim Kennedy, Director at 303-944-8731 before 9pm or e-mail Jim Kennedy