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Leggett become sponsors of GB Telemark Team!

We are proud to announce that Leggett Immobilier have just become sponsors of the GB telemark team!

Telemark, one of the less familiar sports on the snow, existed before classic downhill skiing, where the free heel system enabled skiers to climb the mountain before descent. It’s name originated from the region, Telemark, in Norway.

In recent years with it’s increase in popularity, telemark skiing has been revived as a new form of downhill skiing, the “triathlon of skiing”, becoming a disciplined sport in Europe, Scandinavia and North America, with world championships taking place each year.

The GB telemark team have come a long way since it was first created in Scotland in 1990. Having reformed in 2007, they have produced 10 current world cup team athletes and 4 squad members. Now competing each year in the FIS world championships, they are setting their goals even higher this coming season and seek to achieve 15 world cup podiums! We will be cheering them on all the way.

One of our main contacts is Jasmine Taylor, GB team and multi-winning champion, who you can see in action here.  

At Leggett, we are passionate about the mountains and snow sports, and like the GB telemark team, we believe in turning dreams to reality, so will be fully supporting the team and joining them live at the races. Help us by supporting team GB and watch them live on our media here, or come and watch them live-stream with us at the France show in February! Details to follow.

Dates of FIS world championship:

20-21 January: La Thuile, Italy

25-26 January: Pralognan La Vanoise, French Alps

29 January: Pra Loup, French Alps

9-10 February: Bad Hindelang/Oberjoch, Germany

14-18 February: Krvavec, Slovenia

20-23 March: Rjukan, Norway

We will also be supporting them at their first FIS race of the season 6th January les Houches. Why not come and join us?