Freestyle Development Team

Mount Kato Park Team

Snowboarders & Skiers Ages 8 to 18

Kids love to play on boards and skis weather fast or slow, forward or backward, grinding or jumping. The Mount Kato Park Team provides an environment where kids can learn and develop these skills in a safe, guided environment. Freestyle is a combination of riding and skiing with acrobatics. Where individuals can challenge themselves and the slopes over jumps, rails and boxes.  Safety and skill development go hand in hand as participants will learn park etiquette with basic skills while building their range of tricks. Practices are designed to be challenging and fun while helping each individual develop his or her athletic skills and confidence. This program will consist of seven practices plus four competitions with other freestyle teams. additional practices maybe available based on interest.

Sundays Only Before November 30th$240
Sundays Only After November 30th$255
Tuesdays & Sundays Before November 30th$340
Tuesdays & Sundays After November 30th$355


Practice Schedule | Sundays 12:30p to 3:30p

All practices and competitions are Sundays starting in mid-December. Local practice will be held from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm each Sunday.

2024 Mount Kato Freestyle Development Team Schedule


Sun. 7th12:30-3:30 Practice
Sun. 7th4:00-5:00 Parent, Athlete Meeting
Tues. 9th 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun. 14th 12:30 – 3:30 Practice
Tues. 16th 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun. 21st 8:30 Competition Day – Trollhaugen
Tues. 23rd 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun . 28th 12:30 – 3:30 Practice
Tues. 30th6:00 – 7:30 Practice


Sun. 4th 8:30 Competition Day – Buck Hill
Tues. 6th 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun. 11th 12:30 – 3:30 Practice
Tues. 13th 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun. 18th 12:30 – 3:30 Practice
Tues. 20th 6:00 – 7:30 Practice
Sun. 25th 8:30 Competition Day – Wild Mountain

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$355
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$455  


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

2023-2024 Schedule

Sat. 9thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 11:00-3:00 
Sat. 9th9:00am Parent /Racer Meeting – All should attend (coaching staff, policies, etc.)
Sat. 16thPractice 10:00-12:00 & l:00-3:00
Tues.-Thurs.December 26, 27, 28 XMAS Camp in conjunction with 4 Degrees

Tue. 2nd 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 4th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 6th Practice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 7th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 9th 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 11th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 13th Practice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 14th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tues. 16th 6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 18th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 20thRACE at Welch Village
Sun. 21st NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 23rd6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 25th6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 27thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 28th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tues. 30th6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 1st 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 3rd RACE at Trollhaugen
Sun. 4th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 6th 6:00 – 7:30
Thurs. 8th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 10thPractice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 11th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 13th 6:00 – 7:30
Thurs. 15th 6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 17th Practice 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Sun. 18th NASTAR 1:30-3:00 (Separate Race Fee)
Tue. 20th6:00 – 7:30
Thur. 22nd6:00 – 7:30
Sat. 24thRACE at Mount Kato
Sun. 25thNASTAR 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