As the first Telemark Championship contestants are hitting the slopes in the French Alps, here’s some more detail on the layout of Ex TT18, the UK Armed Forces Sports event proudly sponsored by SOURCE.
Telemark skiing is the only alpine downhill discipline where uphill skiing is actually part of the fun. Nevertheless, main focus of the races at Exercise TELEMARK TITAN 2018 (Ex TT18) – the British, Royal Navy (RN), Army and Royal Air Force (RAF) Telemark Ski Championships sponsored by SOURCE – will be on racing downhill.
Days of practice and qualifying followed by race days
The event is taking place in Pralognan-la-Vanoise (PLV), in the French Alps, over the period 13 – 25 Jan 18. The first days are dedicated to practice, and eventually a qualifying race on Jan 19. From Jan 20 a series of races are held, with a Telemark Giant Slalom, a Sprint, a Telemark Classic Race and a Mountain Race as the highlight, featuring uphill sections before descending to the Start/Finish line.
We’re looking forward to pictures and updates, we will stay in touch on Instagram (#sourcetele18, #extt18), and we’ll be sharing news from the races here and on our SOURCE Tactical Gear Facebook Page. SOURCE wishes all participants successful and fun racing – and a great time!