The Lake Tahoe Telemark Festival takes place March 8-9 at Kirkwood. The festival, which is aimed at free-heelers of all abilities, features clinics, backcountry touring, demos, giveaways, live music, a BBQ, and more. Participants can choose from a variety of clinics, which include instruction, limited group sizes, express lift line privileges, and video analysis. You can purchase individual sessions for $45 or the Festival Package (2 lift tickets, 4 clinics, and BBQ) for $220. Log onto for more information.