A Snow & Ski Party featuring vendors, prizes and a Toys for Tots drive will be held 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Quaker Steak & Lube, 1298 Freedom Road, Cranberry (16066).
Representatives from Seven Springs, Holiday Valley, Willi's Ski Shop, Gellner's and Sam from See the World Tours will be on hand. Those who bring a toy will be entered twice in the drawings for prizes awarded every half-hour. There will be a munchie buffet and drink specials. Information: www.thelube.com or 724-778-9464.
The 12th annual Telepalooza festival, a celebration of telemark skiing and how-to sessions for all ages and abilities, will be held Feb. 8-9 at Seven Springs.
Telemark-certified members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America will conduct morning and afternoon clinics on both days. There will be opportunities to navigate the NASTAR race course on Saturday and to participate in the Uphill/Downhill Fun Race on Sunday.
The cost for one day is $90 cash or check ($95 credit card and PayPal) and $130 cash or check for both days ($135 credit card and PayPal). Members of the Appalachian Telemark Association receive a $10 discount. There is no charge for children age 16 and younger.
The event is sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Ski Council. Telepalooza founder Jim Kapp said the price includes the clinics, races, demonstration equipment from Scarpa, food, beverages and prizes. Although it doesn't include rental equipment and lift tickets, discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the registration table in the lodge.