Racing Development Team

Giving young skiers and ski racers an opportunity to develop and improve their skills through participation in a quality program that emphasizes safety, fun and skill development. Our developmental team program challenges each athlete to do their best while maintaining the enjoyment of skiing. The skills gained through this program can help individuals build a healthy active lifestyle while participating in a life long sport.

9 week program for the 7-18 year old (age as of Sept. 1st).

Starts in December. Racers must be able to ride the ski lift unassisted.
Lift Tickets and Rentals not included.

Program Hours 
Ages 7-18 Saturday ONLY purchased by Nov 30th. Sat. 10:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 pm -3 :00 pm$325
Ages 7-18 with three practices purchased by Nov 30th.  Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm & Sat. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm -3 :00 pm$425  


The success of the Mankato D-Team is dependent upon a volunteer community.

The Mankato D-Team, Mount Kato home race and Family Fun Races are all worked by volunteers. Volunteer sign-ups are managed through the Shutterfly site.


Practices Days

Tuesday & Thursday (if registered for weekdays)

6:00 – 7:30 pm practice


10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  practice

2022-2023 Schedule

Sat. 10thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 11:00-3:00 
Sat. 10th9:00am Parent /Racer Meeting – All should attend (coaching staff, policies, etc.)
Sat. 17thPractice 10:00-12:00 & l:00-3:00
Tues.-Thurs.December 27, 28, 29 XMAS Camp in conjunction with 4 Degrees

Tue. 3rd 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 5th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 7th RACE at Welch Village (Limited participation/ Alternate practice for those not racing)
Sun. 8th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 10th 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 12th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 14th Practice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 15th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tues. 17th 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 19th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 21st RACE at Wild Mountain
Sun. 22nd NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 24th6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 26th6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 28thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 29th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tues. 31st 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 2nd 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 4th RACE at Powder Ridge
Sun. 5th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 7th 6:00 – 7:30
Thurs. 9th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 11thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 12th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 14th 6:00 – 7:30
Thurs. 16th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 18th Practice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 19th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 21st6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 23rd6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 25thRACE at Mount Kato
Sun. 26thNASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
End of Season Banquet
(Picture Day TBA)

Practice Expectations

Race Days

Typical Race Day Schedule

8:30 amCheck -in at registration Purchase lift ticket
9:00 amMeet with coaches & inspect slalom course
10 :00 amTwo slalom runs
LunchAfter both slalom runs complete
1 2:30 pmMeet with coaches & inspect giant slalom course
1:00 pmTwo giant slalom runs
4:00 pmAward ceremony . Please stay if you can to support your team mates

What to Bring on Race Day 

  • Helmet & Goggles
  • Skis
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Jacket & Snow pants
  • Gloves/ Mittens & Neck Gator
  • Safety pins or duct tape for attaching race number
  • Team Race Bib (optional)
  • GS suit (optional)
  • Hand & foot warmers
  • Camera/ Video Camera (optional)
  • Lunch or money for lunch

Ski racing is a winter weather sport. It is rare that a race is cancelled, so plan accordingly.


Keeping In Touch

The D-Team’s Shutterfly site will be the main source of communication for team members . All parents need to sign up!

If you have a Shutterfly account, sign in with the account login .

If you do not have a Shutterfly account, you will need to create an account to sign in.

When requesting membership, please indicate your child’s name.

After membership acknowledgement…
(this may take 1-2 days)

  1. Click on Roster tab
  2. Enter information for your participant on the D-Team



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