The Telluride Synchronized Ski Team (aka “Telluride Ghostriders”) is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our charitable mission is to enable local children to stay healthy and active by participating in snowsports activities in the Telluride area. We support local children through scholarships and volunteering our time to assist in the success of these programs.
The Ghostriders have competed in synchronized ski events all over the world for 30 years. We aim to represent the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School with our technical skills and our commitment to demonstrating inspirational turns!
The Telluride Ghostriders have been Telluride’s premier synchronized ski team since 1989. Instructors Marty Wilcox and Jeff Bush read a notice of an upcoming team competition and approached the Ski School director, Annie Savath, for her support. Annie was excited about the idea and wanted to “do it right”. Since that moment, that is exactly what the Ghostriders have done.
The team consists of men and women who are among the top skiers and instructors in Telluride. It is rare to take a sport that demands individual prowess and make it a team sport… the Ghostriders do just that.
Each team competing in a synchronized ski championship 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 “ski school figure.” Accompanied by electrifying music, the Ghostriders always amaze the crowds and fellow competitors.
The Ghostriders have represented the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School in Whistler, B.C., Vail, Colorado and Aspen, Colorado. Our 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 first in the world! (2016 Aspen World Synchro Championships)