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Porcupine Mountains – Midwest Telefest – February 7 – 9, 2020

We are looking forward to Midwest Telefest 2020. This will be our 30th year and our biggest event ever!

February 7-9 2020
Porcupine Mountains State Park.

We have a lot planned for this year but here are the basics for now.

– Friday Party at @ Loons with Live Music
– Uphill/Downhill Race
– Group Skiing
– Backcountry Tours
– Chili Cookoff/Potluck
– Old Timey Music Saturday
– Prizes/Awards/Raffle/Swag giveaway

New this year we are working on getting a NTN demo fleet. We have the boots and a few ski’s so far and are working on the rest. If you have a good pair of shape skis and/or NTN Bindings to donate, contact us.

Book your accommodations For Midwest Telefest 2020, February 7-9. Hope to see you all there!

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Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 - 2:20 pm

Midwest Telefest

MIdwest Telefest is only a few weeks away!
We hope you are getting as excited as we are!
See the schedule below

30th annual Midwest Telefest
February 7-9, 2020
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
Upper Michigan near Silver City, MI

New this year, we will have several demo NTN and a few 75mm telemark ski/bindings/boots setups available to try for free in a range of sizes!

Schedule

***Note- all times are Eastern Time Zone***

—-Friday February 7—

Ski the hill and backcountry at the Porkies with your friends

Join us for party at 2 Loons Bar and Restaurant in Silver City, MI starting at 8pm. Live music with Dig Deep, $5 cover. Food and Drinks available at 2 Loons.

—-Saturday February 8—-

Gear Swap in A Frame of Porkies Lodge, label your ski gear with name, price and contact info.

Uphill/Downhill Race at 10:30am

Shenanigans all day at Porkies Ski hill, human slalom, etc

Group photo and gang ski at 3pm at top of ski lift

Potluck and party at Porcupine Mountain Lodge at base of ski hill starting at 6pm. Chili cook-off contest, bring a batch of your best chili to win.
Bring a dish to pass for potluck and BYOB and drinks. Old Timey acoustic music jam, bring an instrument to join the jam. Raffle, prizes, free swag give away.

—-Sunday February 9—-

Ski Porkies hill and backcountry with your friends

Guided backcountry and cross country ski tours starting at 10am, meet near main entrance in Porkies Lodge.

Lodging is available at AmericInn in Silver City, MI, various cabins nearby and hotels/cabins near Ontonagon, MI.

Let’s make this the best Midwest Telefest ever, hope to see you all there!
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MIdwest Telefest is only a few weeks away!
We hope you are getting as excited as we are!
See the schedule below

30th annual Midwest Telefest 
February 7-9, 2020 
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area 
Upper Michigan near Silver City, MI

New this year, we will have several demo NTN and a few 75mm telemark ski/bindings/boots setups available to try for free in a range of sizes!

Schedule

***Note- all times are Eastern Time Zone***

—-Friday February 7—

Ski the hill and backcountry at the Porkies with your friends

Join us for party at 2 Loons Bar and Restaurant in Silver City, MI starting at 8pm. Live music with Dig Deep, $5 cover. Food and Drinks available at 2 Loons.

—-Saturday February 8—-

Gear Swap in A Frame of Porkies Lodge, label your ski gear with name, price and contact info. 

Uphill/Downhill Race at 10:30am

Shenanigans all day at Porkies Ski hill, human slalom, etc

Group photo and gang ski at 3pm at top of ski lift

Potluck and party at Porcupine Mountain Lodge at base of ski hill starting at 6pm. Chili cook-off contest, bring a batch of your best chili to win. 
Bring a dish to pass for potluck and BYOB and drinks.  Old Timey acoustic music jam, bring an instrument to join the jam. Raffle, prizes, free swag give away.

—-Sunday February 9—-

Ski Porkies hill and backcountry with your friends

Guided backcountry and cross country ski tours starting at 10am, meet near main entrance in Porkies Lodge.

Lodging is available at AmericInn in Silver City, MI, various cabins nearby and hotels/cabins near Ontonagon, MI.

Let’s make this the best Midwest Telefest ever, hope to see you all there!

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 - 10:18 pm

Midwest Telefest

Our promotional video is done! 30th Midwest Telefest 2020 / February 7th-9th / Porcupine Mountains, MI / Silver City, MI

Huge thanks to all our sponsors: Telemark Skier Magazine 22 Designs Black Diamond Trail Genius Freeheel Life Telemarkdown.com -Fey Bros
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Here is a hat pin from one of the early Telefests. Maybe 1996? I don't remember exactly. Was it Brian Day who designed this epic Tele-turning porcupine?

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 - 8:32 pm

Midwest Telefest

Hey Telemark skiers!

Here’s a vintage group photo from a few years back!

We have some exciting updates for the

30th annual Midwest Telefest
February 7-9, 2020
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
Silver City, MI

One of our organizers, Keith Opperman, is now an Ambassador for
Telemark Down which is one of the last great Telemark Ski shops in the Northeast
Talk to the Fey Brothers at www.telemarkdown.com for great deals on gear!
Keith has coordinated some great demo skis from Telemark Down for our demo fleet!

We just received confirmation that Josh Madsen will be coming to Midwest Telefest!

Josh is from Freeheel Life www.freeheellife.com
and Telemark Skier Magazine www.telemarkskiermagazine.com

On a final note,
we will have a special 30th Anniversary beer by Burt the brewer
To share with you all!

Keep following us for more exciting details on

Midwest Telefest
February 7-9, 2020
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Hey Telemark skiers!

Here’s a vintage group photo from a few years back!

We have some exciting updates for the 

30th annual Midwest Telefest
February 7-9, 2020
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
Silver City, MI

One of our organizers, Keith Opperman, is now an Ambassador for 
Telemark Down which is one of the last great Telemark Ski shops in the Northeast 
Talk to the Fey Brothers at www.telemarkdown.com for great deals on gear!
Keith has coordinated some great demo skis from Telemark Down for our demo fleet!

We just received confirmation that Josh Madsen will be coming to Midwest Telefest!

Josh is from Freeheel Life www.freeheellife.com
 and Telemark Skier Magazine   www.telemarkskiermagazine.com

On a final note,
we will have a special 30th Anniversary beer by Burt the brewer
To share with you all!

Keep following us for more exciting details on 

Midwest Telefest 
February 7-9, 2020

Comment on Facebook

... See you there!

Sweet.

Yep

🤩

No fucking way Josh is coming

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Friday December 20th, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Midwest Telefest

Midwest Telefest would like to officially announce that at the 30th annual Midwest Telefest February 7-9 2020, at Porcupine Mountains Ski Area........

We will have several demo NTN telemark skis, bindings and boots of various sizes all available to try for free!!!!

NTN bindings are the latest technology in step-in advanced bindings. Thanks to our friends at 22 Designs and Telemark Down we will have several full set ups to try at this years event.

More details to come......

Midwest Telefest is less than 2 months away and we are super excited to see you all there!
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Midwest Telefest would like to officially announce that at the 30th annual Midwest Telefest February 7-9 2020, at Porcupine Mountains Ski Area........

We will have several demo NTN telemark skis, bindings and boots of various sizes all available to try for free!!!!

NTN bindings are the latest technology in step-in advanced bindings.  Thanks to our friends at 22 Designs and Telemark Down we will have several full set ups to try at this years event. 

More details to come......

Midwest Telefest is less than 2 months away and we are super excited to see you all there!Image attachment

Sunday December 1st, 2019 - 8:04 pm

Midwest Telefest

Are you all starting to get some fresh pow and getting out for some early season turns at your local ski hills? We sure hope so!

We hope you can all join us for the

30th Annual Midwest Telefest
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
February 7-9, 2020

Here’s the quick list of events

——Friday February 7——

Open skiing at Porkies ski hill & backcountry

Party at 2 Loons Restaurant and Bar in Silver City, MI with live music

——-Saturday February 8——

Open skiing at Porkies ski hill & backcountry

Uphill Downhill Race in the morning

Tele slalom, group photo and gang ski in the afternoon

Party at Porkies Lodge in evening
- potluck with chili cook off
- open jam with old timey house band
- Awards, prizes, raffle, and free ski swag

More to come on our next post about our new ski demo fleet!

Book your hotels and cabins while you still can!

Let’s make the 30th Midwest Telefest the best ever and bring some new folks!
... See MoreSee Less

Are you all starting to get some fresh pow and getting out for some early season turns at your local ski hills? We sure hope so!

We hope you can all join us for the

30th Annual Midwest Telefest
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
February 7-9, 2020

Here’s the quick list of events 

——Friday February 7——

Open skiing at Porkies ski hill & backcountry

Party at 2 Loons Restaurant and Bar in Silver City, MI with live music

——-Saturday February 8——

Open skiing at Porkies ski hill & backcountry 

Uphill Downhill Race in the morning

Tele slalom, group photo and gang ski in the afternoon

Party at Porkies Lodge in evening
- potluck with chili cook off 
- open jam with old timey house band
- Awards, prizes, raffle, and free ski swag

More to come on our next post about our new ski demo fleet!

Book your hotels and cabins while you still can!

Let’s make the 30th Midwest Telefest the best ever and bring some new folks!Image attachment

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So bummed! Booked a trip to the UP the wrong damn weekend!!! 🤦‍♀️

... bring back the original Uphill Downhill

Sweet poster! Looking forward to seeing all you pinheads!

Tadhg Barrett

Go low

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