This is an introduction to the Telluride Synchronized Ski team (aka Telluride Ghostriders), and its volunteers. We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization our charitable mission is to enable local children to keep healthy and active by participating in snowsports activities in their local area Telluride. We support local kids from the age of 3-18 years of age, through scholarships and volunteering our time to assist in the success of those programs.
The Ghostriders have been around competing in Synchronized Ski Events all over the world for over 15 years, check out the team members in the PROFILE page
Every year we go to Aspen, Colorado to compete in the World Championships with the purpose to raise money for kids in the Telluride community. Our volunteers work tirelessly practicing whenever possible and soliciting donations for our purpose. Endless hours of focus prove to make the Ghostriders a threat to win any and all competitions in which they participate.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Telluride's premier synchronized skiing team originated in 1989. Instructors Marty Wilcox and Jeff Bush read a notice of an upcoming team competition and approached their director for her support. Annie Savath was excited about the idea and wanted to "do it right". Since that moment, that is exactly what the Ghostriders have done.
Each team competing in the championships is comprised of six or eight skiers who work together to create exciting and continuously changing formations with technical precision and skill. The format is comprised of four passes in total; one of which is the mandatory school figure. Accompanied by driving, moving, and electrifying music, Telluride's Ghostriders wow the crowds as well as the fellow competitors.
The team is comprised of men and women who are easily among the top skiers and instructors Telluride has to offer. It is rare to take a sport that exudes singular prowess and make it a team effort. The Ghostriders do just that.
The Ghostriders have represented Telluride in Whistler, B.C., Vail, Colorado and Aspen, Colorado. Their competitors include national teams from France, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Canada, and more. Though Telluride is small in comparison, our great team has finished as well as second in the world!
Telluride's Ghostriders, the "demo" team, is a truly inspiring and worthwhile representative of not only the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School but also the marvelous Telluride community. They are supreme individuals and show us all what teamwork can accomplish.