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Telemark Ski, Backcountry Film Festival set at Pebble Creek Ski Area March 7-8

Posted March 3, 2009

The Pebble Creek Ski Area will host the Matt Barrett Memorial Telemark Festival March 7 and 8, and a Backcountry Film Festival on March 7.

The Matt Barrett Memorial Telemark Festival will feature the opportunity to try telemark demonstration skis on March 7 and other opportunities to get acquainted with telemark skiing and skiers during the day.

Then, at 5 p.m. March 7, the free Backcountry Film Festival will begin in the Pebble Creek Lodge. The film festival is sponsored by the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center and the Winter Wildlands Alliance. The film festival celebrates the human-powered winter experience by showcasing inspirational films that will inform viewers about backcountry and environmental issues while entertainingthem with the antics of exceptional skiers and snowboarders.

On Sunday, March 8, the telemark festival will start at 7:30 a.m. by testing participants’ backcountry skills and endurance by having them hike more than 1,000 feet with two vertical descents in the Rondo Rally. The classic telemark terrain race will follow at 1 p.m. The race will be followed by an awards ceremony and prize drawings. The cost is $25 for one event with an additional $5 charge for the second event.

For more information, contact the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center at (208) 282-3912.