IV Telemark Valdezcaray Legend 2018

Torocuervo Legend Ezcaray

Durante muchos años – mejor que no me preguntes cuántos! – he esquiado en los Alpes, Pirineos, Canadá y EEUU pero son los últimos años de aprovechar de la nieve riojana los que más me han gustado. Desde que empecé a esquiar telemark hace cuatro años un nuevo mundo de “backcountry” skiing, o sea esquí de travesía, se abrió. Aunque … Read More

IV Telemark Valdezcaray Legend – The Legend Returns

IV Telemark Valdezcaray Legend

Legend by name, legendary by nature!! Telemark Valdezcaray Legend returns to La Rioja at the beginning of March for a fourth time. Consisting of two days of telemarking and “après telemarking”, previous incarnations of the event have attracted telemarkers from Spain, France and further afield. On Saturday 3 March there’ll be a parallel sprint race followed by lunch at Valdezcaray ski … Read More

Pasándolo pipa en Valdezcaray

Torocuervo telemark en Estación de esquí Valdezcaray, La Rioja, España.

Después de la grande nevada la semana pasada, este fin de semana lo hemos podido aprovechar al máximo la abundancia de nieve en pista y fuera de pista en nuestra estación de Valdezcaray. Hemos aprovechado también, con el Hotel Echaurren cerrado por vacaciones, que Chefe ha estado libre estos dos días, y nos ha dado unas buenísimas clases y ejercicios … Read More

The 2017-2018 Telemark season dawns in La Rioja

It has snowed. Valdezcaray ski resort is due to open its lifts tomorrow and we’ve been waxing skis in readiness for the new telemark skiing season in La Rioja. After a couple of seasons which have started very late – well in to January – it’ great to be able to get out on the slopes in early December. Let’s … Read More

Waiting for the snow to come…

Just like last year it snowed heavily in this part of La Rioja at the end of November. I got all excited and prepared my equipment for the new telemark season. And just like last year then the weather changed at the beginning of December and most of the snow melted within a few days. Last season we had to … Read More

3º Encuentro de Valdezcaray Legend Telemark, Valdezcaray, La Rioja, España

It was touch and go with the snow but finally Torocuervo & Lurk telemark ski clubs were able to stage Valdezcaray Legend; a telemark, mountain and general gastronomic extravaganza. This was the third year the event was held in this format and this time the newly-formed Asociación Nacional de Telemark was able to get involved. ANT aims to be an … Read More

Torocuervo en la V Trobada de Telemark, Grandvalira, Andorra

Torocuervo en Grandvalira Andorra. Foto de James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

La última vez que Torocuervo fue a Grandvalira (Andorra) tuvimos la suerte increíble de tener un paquetón de nieve en polvo. Uno de aquellos días que uno recuerda durante muchos años. Dos años después y todos estábamos contentos por poder esquiar, creo, dado la miserable temporada sin apenas nieve este invierno. Grandvalira ya es una súper estación (con 210km de … Read More

Telemark racing for kids

Torocuervo Telemark Club Excursión

Looking through photos has brought back some great moments from last season. It may be sunny and good autumnal weather, but right now I’d love to be skiing some curves. I love telemark races and see them as a way to improve and develop rather than an end in itself. Head-to-head parallel races when two skiers go against each other … Read More

Two-day Telemark Excursion in Sierra de la Demanda, La Rioja, Spain

Torocuervo Telemark Club Ezcaray

When winter arrives in La Rioja, there’s a whole mountain range waiting to be discovered! If you’re a telemark skier with skins and the right kit you can explore a range of slopes. Our Zaldierna members don’t even bother to buy the annual Valdezcaray ski-lift pass – they don’t need to. Instead over recent seasons they’ve wandered extensively in “deep … Read More