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Maine Telemark Film Festival at Bowdoin Dec. 4

Story posted November 20, 2003

Karhu, New England Telemark, and the Bowdoin Outing Club present the first annual Maine Telemark Film Festival, featuring the East Coast premiere of Tough Guy Productions' newest Telemark ski movie CORE: Total Telemark III, as well as Meathead Films' Elevated, at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 4, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall on the Bowdoin College campus.

The Maine Telemark Film Festival is free and open to the public. A lobby bazaar will feature refreshments, reps from gear manufacturers and local ski shops, and a raffle including Telemark gear and lift tickets to Sunday River and Sugarloaf.

For more information call New England Telemark at 207-751-9319 or visit

CORE: Total Telemark III is a Tele documentary ski movie showcasing the sport's top skiers, blending spectacular footage of epic powder turns, steeps, and freeride-telemark. Last winter, Tough Guy Productions traveled around the globe to film on location in the Grand Tetons, the Sangre De Cristos, the Cascades, and the Monashees. They also visited the Canadian Rockies, the Chugach and Wasatch Mts., the Nelson Range, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Rocky Mountains.

Meathead Films' 2003 release of Elevated will take you places you've never been and change your perspective on East Coast skiing. Don't think powder, cliffs, and lines are part of an Easterners vocabulary? Think again.

The Maine Telemark Film Festival, sponsored by Karhu, New England Telemark, and the Bowdoin College Outing Club, and with support from Mahoosuc Mountain Sports, Aardvark Outfitters, Bath Cycle and Ski, Sunday River Ski Resort, and Sugarloaf/USA, promotes the sport of Telemark skiing in Maine, New England, and beyond.

Karhu began making cross-country skis in Finland in 1916. The company remains an industry leader in cross country and back country ski gear. Its North American Headquarters are located in Burlington, Vermont.

New England Telemark (NET) is a group of Telemark instructors dedicated to the teaching of the Telemark turn. Originating in Maine in the early '90's NET now includes over thirty instructors who teach at NET Telemark festivals and clinics around New England.

The Bowdoin Outing Club (BOC), the largest student organization at Bowdoin, sends into the field more than 120 outdoor trips every year. The BOC Telemark Program provides PSIA-certified Telemark instruction to BOC free-heelers in a season-long class.

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