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Wenatchee Telemark Festival

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Wenatchee Telemark Festival

This event is being hosted by Rise Of Tele and is supported by Mission Ridge

Wenatchee Telemark Festival is a two-day gathering of the tele tribe from the greater Pacific Northwest, where free heelers and the tele-curious come together to celebrate the art of tele turn.

Inspired by the likes of European telemark festivals such as La Skieda, Black Shoes, and TelemarkOnly, this event aims to bring the same spirit and excitement to the Pacific Northwest telemark community.

Ride what you bring – telemark or just rip it up on whatever plank you prefer – alpine, snowboarders, and tele-curious are welcome to try tele or just shred along!

We are working to have two telemark clinics at the event – beginner on Saturday night and intermediate/advanced on Sunday. Keep an eye out for updates.


Event registration – $75 – includes

  • Access to Festival activities
  • NTN Demos
  • Discounted event lift tickets
  • Group rate of $89 for a double queen room on Saturday night at Cedars Inn (must register by Jan 11)
  • Special edition Event Hoodie
  • A surprise
  • $10 toward Kids’ Tele Rental Fleet

Mission Ridge is supporting the festival with discounted lift tickets

  • (Optional) Saturday Late Arrival ticket – $53 (1pm – 9pm)
  • (Optional) Sunday Full Day ticket – $60 (9am – 4pm)

To register, follow these steps

  1. Register at Mission Ridge website –
  2. Add discounted lift tickets if you don’t have a Mission Ridge season pass.
  3. Select Event Hoodie size – for a relaxed fit, pick a size up.
  4. After registration, we will email you the hotel group code (maybe a few days later when we fetch new registrations from the MR system). Feel free to email us at if you need the hotel group code sooner.


Saturday, January 20th

  • 1pm – Registration starts (Demo Tent, Base Area)
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm Tele Clinic – Beginners (Meet at Demo Tent, Base Area)
  • 3pm to 5:30pm – Saturday NTN Demos return by 7:30pm (Base Area)
  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm – Event Kick Off (Sunset Views) (Top of Chair 2)
  • 7pm – Tele Hangout – food, drinks, ski-in/ski-out (Midway/near Igloo)
  • 5:30pm to 9pm – Night skiing

Sunday, January 21st

  • 10:30am to 11:30am – Tele Lurk clinic (Meet at Midway)
  • 11am – Local Tour (meet at top of Chair 2)
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm Advanced Tele Clinic (meet at Rise Of Tele tent in Base Area)
  • 3:00pm Human Slalom (meet at top of Chair 2)
  • 3:30pm – Raffle (meet at Rise Of Tele tent in Base Area)

Date: January 21, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

Cost: $75