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Mount Kato D-Team

Mount Kato's Developmental Race 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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the D-Team league has decided not to have any large races this season.
There may be the opportunity to have a few smaller in-house races and/or more NASTAR races.
More information to come...

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. 9:30-12:30


Ages 7-18 with three practices purchased by Nov 30th.

               Tues. & Thurs. 6:00-7:30 &

               Sat. 9:30-12:30


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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



9:30a - 12:30p  practice


Practice Expectations

Practice Expectations

  • Practice time is practice time. Racers should have their lift ticket, in ski gear and on the hill at the beginning of practice.
  • Coaches and racers will leave their designated meeting spot at the time practice begins. Late racers will be responsible to find and join their group.
  • Please ask a parent or coach if you are unable to find your group; someone will be able to help.
  • Stay with your coach during practice.
  • On very cold days, coaches may take scheduled breaks with their group indoors to warm-up.If racers go inside without the group to warm-up, they need to inform their coach.
  • If you have a young or first time racer, feel free to have them wear their race bib to practice so they can be easily spotted if not with their group.
  • Racers will be respectful.

    • Take care of their own trash and keep the area clean.
    • Do not leave their gear scattered around the area.
    • Line cutting is not allowed, either in the lift or food lines.
    • Always be supportive of fellow team mates.
    • Always be courteous to teams from other areas./li>



Race Days

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
  • 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
  • Camera/ Video Camera (optional)


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