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.
|Ages 7-18 Saturday ONLY purchased by Nov 30th. Sat. 9:30-12:30||$325|
|Ages 7-18 with three practices purchased by Nov 30th. Tues. & Thurs. 6:00-7:30 & Sat. 9:30-12:30||$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.
Tuesday & Thursday (if registered for weekdays)
6:00 – 7:30 pm practice
9:30a – 12:30p practice
Typical Race Day Schedule
|8:30 am||Check -in at registration Purchase lift ticket|
|9:00 am||Meet with coaches & inspect slalom course|
|10 :00 am||Two slalom runs|
|Lunch||After both slalom runs complete|
|1 2:30 pm||Meet with coaches & inspect giant slalom course|
|1:00 pm||Two giant slalom runs|
|4:00 pm||Award ceremony . Please stay if you can to support your team mates|
What to Bring on Race Day
- Helmet & Goggles
- 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)
- Click on Roster tab
- Enter information for your participant on the D-Team