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DTeam at Hyland/JR Race

The D-Team (also known as Junior Race) program is a youth ski program (ages 6 to 18) that teaches alpine skiing skills and race technique.

Our typical practice includes 1/2 the time working on skiing fundamentals and honing skills by doing skiing drills on the snow and 1/2 the time applying these skills in practice race courses with coaching feedback.    

The D in D-Team stands for Development because we develop skills and children do not need ski racing experience to join the program.  They do need to be able to ride all lifts independently and ski with confidence on all the hills at Hyland.     

Also, the team members must be able to participate in a group setting and for safety reasons, they must stay connected with their groups during practice times and at races.   

A few of the great things about this program are:

  • Kids have FUN
  • Kids get to be really good skiers by virtue of the racing aspect - this creates more precise skiing skills.
  • Kids make friends from areas outside of their school.
  • Kids get introduced to ski competition in a friendly environment which adds to the FUN.
  • Kids get to ski at other ski areas with new terrain and bigger hills.
  • Did we say FUN?  Yes, it's all about FUN.

Please read the Parent Handbook for more information and look at the schedule. 

Registration Tips

Before you register, please:

  • Review the information below
  • Know your programs & add-ons
  • Have your insurance information and  emergency/medical contacts ready
  • Know that you can register multiple kids in one session
  • An approximate 3.4% registration fee will be added by Sports Engine to cover credit card processing and service fee.  
  • season pass at Hyland Hills and lift tickets at race venues are required but NOT included in the pricing below.  Kids can ski all season long at Hyland with their season passes!

Lake State Alpine Racing Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Lake State Alpine Racing?

Gear West

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Gear West is your headquarters for outfitting families in the finest alpine gear and equipment!  Gear West also offers tuning and mounting services.   Ask about special discounts for Lake State Alpine members!

Wayzata Pet Hospital

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Wayzata Pet Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital that has been taking care of pets in the Wayzata, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Long Lake and surrounding area for over 30 years.  We are here for all your pet's needs including preventative and wellness care, surgeries, dental care and house calls.

Tempo Investment Advisors

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Tempo is a fee-based independent Registered Investment Advisory firm (RIA). With your dreams and aspirations as the starting point, we’ll develop a financial plan together to help you attain your goals, along with a coordinated investment strategy.

Pierce Skate and Ski

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Pierce Skate and Ski has been serving skiers and skaters in the Twin Cities since 1936.  Pierce has full lines of race/recreational equipment, skiwear and mounting/tuning services to meet the needs of the entire family.  Ask about member discounts when visiting their store in Bloomington!

Allstar Construction

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From roofing and siding, to full exterior remodel & maintenance, Allstar Construction has been a trusted expert of commercial and residential properties for over 40 years!  Visit us today at or call 763.479.8700 to learn more!