They say nothing good happens after 2 A.M., and perhaps they're right.
Telemark Colorado is the result of CJ Coccia finding some telemark hype from Freeheel Life, beers, and a late night decision to claim the handle @telemark_colorado on Instagram, of which he immediately sent a screenshot to Brian Strickland. A few days, many text messages with exclamation marks, and yet more beers at the Moosejaw in Frisco, CO with another telemark enthusiast friend, Erik Jensen, Telemark Colorado, LLC was officially born.
Ever since, Telemark Colorado has been hosting movie premieres, starting party waves, and making swag with the goal of promoting all things telemark. In 2020, we launched the Kings and Queens of the Heel Telemark Video Competition with the hopes of getting as many people as possible droppin' knees, filming it, and then showcasing for the rest of the ski industry to see.
We firmly believe that telemark is not dead, never will be dead, and yes, we will always care that you tele.
Erik Jensen has been droppin' knees since he was a teenager, although he fully rid himself of alpine skiing in 2010. A native of southern New England, Erik spent his early years skiing the East and continues to return to his home field of Jay Peak, VT now and again to make sure he can still ski tight glades and deep pow. Erik moved to Colorado about 10 years ago to pursue a graduate degree in geotechnical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he met CJ Coccia and was introduced to CJ's friend, Brian Strickland. He now lives with his family outside Boulder, CO where he works a day job as an engineer.
The other two Co-Founders of Telemark Colorado are CJ Coccia and Brian Strickland. Neither have gotten Erik Jensen, TELE COLO Webmaster, their bio yet, so you fine people don't yet know much about them.