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The Telemark Skier Magazine Tour

Great news! Telemark Skier Magazine has come on board to make this upcoming US tour their own. Here is the press release we sent out this week to make the big announcement:

Jeffersonville, VT September 9, 2009: Height Of Land Publications announced today that it will team up with Telemark Skier Magazine Editor Josh Madsen for a fifty date Telemark Skier Magazine US tour. The tour will hit key ski towns as well as metropolitan areas for screenings of Madsen’s new Telemark movie, “The Freeheel Life.”

“This is a great opportunity to show our commitment to Telemark skiing and help grow the sport,” HOL publisher Jon Howard said. “And Madsen is the man to spread the gospel.”

Josh Madsen is no new comer to the Telemark scene. He has been involved in the industry for over eight years building an impressive resume as an athlete, filmmaker, and youth program organizer. He has appeared in movies as an athlete himself including Warren Miller’s “Higher Ground” and several Telemark movies including releases by Powderwhores and his own previous company Lipstick Films.

“I really believe that going town to town and meeting people around the country is the best way to share and grow Telemark skiing,” Madsen says.

“The Freeheel Life” creates a visual montage of shots ranging from the first descents of Austrian couloirs by World Tele Champion, Dylan Crossman, to the two-lane roads of New England. The movie features athletes, skiing styles, and music sure to strike a familiar chord with freeheel skiers from around the world. It visually represents the full spectrum of everything from jumping to steep descents, and plenty of overhead powder!

In addition to the screenings, powder hungry attendees will have the opportunity to pick up a special subscription price for the newly revamped magazine. Telemark Skier Magazine currently produces two issues per season beginning with its Buyer’s Guide that will hit shelves in October.

Josh will be sending out real time updates via twitter (@freeheellife) as well as on his weekly blog http://www.thefreeheellife.blogspot.com. An official movie trailer and additional tour date information can be found at http://www.freeheellife.com.

The next few weeks are going to be a big push for me. I’ll be locked behind the computer for the most part sending out emails, booking more dates, and getting everything dialed in. I want to send a big thank you out to all of my friends from all over that have been helping me in various ways: getting the word out, sharing the story, and loving Telemark skiing.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon while I’m on the road, and hope to meet many more new friends.

Thanks,
-josh

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