When you hear the term “Telemark skier”, the typical stereotype pops in your head of a retro, granola-eating hippy. Heck… teleskiing is one of the oldest snowsports out there. But, does it make the description fair? Ty Dayberry and the new generation of telemark skiers say, “HELL NO!” That’s the goal of Ty’s latest film Future Freeheel. It will tear down those misconceptions and open our eyes to what teleskiing is today. But first, how did Ty get into this age-old sport?
The passion for mountains in Ty’s family transcends generations. He moved to Tahoe when he was four years old but his grandfather has been in the South Lake Tahoe ski community for much longer. In fact, he was the head of ski patrol for all three major resorts: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain and even Kirkwood. Now retired and enjoying the good life, his grandfather still ventures into the backcountry to ski those legendary peaks like Waterhouse and Tallac. In Ty’s words, “At 71 years of age, he’s still gettin’ after it and continues to kicks my a** to the top of the hill.”
All it took was 2 feet of powder to get hooked
At 10 years old, Ty enjoyed downhill skiing but was looking for something different. In the late 90’s, the terrain park scene was still in its infancy, just barely hitting the radar. Instead, his father and grandfather gave him the opportunity to try the sport they enjoyed: Telemark Skiing. It was on a two foot powder day at Sierra-at-Tahoe that he fell in love. As soon as Ty felt that first powder turn on teleskis, he was hooked for life.
Telemark skiing isn’t snowboarding or skiing but it’s own thing
Over the years, the films & competitions that Ty Dayberry was exposed to had a recurring theme. Telemark was never given its own lime light. Instead, when it was shown, it was a secondary thought and underplayed. This is where the idea of the film Future Freeheel was born. There is this preconceived notion of what the sport is, but in reality, it’s eons ahead of what’s being shared. The goal of Future Freeheel is to show that it isn’t just a form of transportation … but rather a way to express oneself artistically just like skiing & snowboarding but in its own unique way.
This film is a collection of some of the best footage Ty’s ever captured over the past few winters. He’s been holding onto it to make something big & tangible. The goal is to let the skiing do the talking and let the viewer decide for themselves… I don’t know about you, but if the trailer is already mind-boggling, I can’t wait to see the WHOLE film.
South Lake Tahoe’s Premiere!
Don’t forget on Friday November 17th, Local Freshies® in partnership with Bird Flu Crew will be showcasing Future Freeheel along with Bird Flu Crew: The Movie and Transworld Snowboarding’s latest film – Arcadia at South Lake Brewing Company FOR FREE! This isn’t just a movie premiere but also a FUNDRAISER for the Sierra Avalanche Center. You don’t want to miss out with prizes & swag provided by Shoreline of Tahoe, Rome SDS Snowboards, Wi-Me Snowboards, Holden Outerwear, Guayaki Mate, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Homewood Resort, Graniterocx, Glazed n Confused, Rise Designs, Tahoe Timber Sunglasses, Refuge Coffee, Coalition Snow, TahoeLab Snowboards & Skis and much more.