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Inspiring Young Athletes To Excel Through Alpine Racing

The following programs are FULL for the 2017-18 season:

  • Jr. Race Orange Team (Thur/Sat)
  • U16 USSA Team

If you are interested in any of the above programs, please fill out our waiting list form through the link below. Additional spots may open up.

Waiting list for the above teams:

The rest of our programs have limited spots available. Continue to the registration link below to secure your spot.

Scott Skavanger

Managing Director

Phone: 612-850-1991

Joe Paul

Managing Director

Phone: 612-868-8306

Team Gilboa Program Overview

USSA Program

Again this season Team Gilboa will have training and racing for USSA U10/12, U14, U16 and U19 age groups.  Each age group will be led by its own dedicated USSA-certified head coach, each of whom has an impressive background in both ski racing and coaching experience.   Supporting these head coaches again this season will be an amazing group of assistant coaches allowing Team Gilboa to provide both the highest level and consistent coaching for each athlete in every age group.  All USSA age group programs include on snow training sessions four days per week at Hyland, and weekly training sessions at Welch Village.  Throughout the season, athletes in each USSA age group will be competing in Region 1 races throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin where they will have the opportunity to qualify and participate in championship events at both the Divisional and National levels.  USSA program tuition covers the cost for coaching at all of the Region 1 races and as well as coaching at the age group Rocky/Central Championship events. 

High School Development Program

Our high school development program is designed to provide extra training and racing to high school racers.  Train along side USSA athletes and receive coaching from USSA certified  coaches.  Hone your racing skills during the Hyland Gold Cup Races held on four Sundays throughout the season.  Great program which provides additional quality focused racing and training.

Junior Race Program

Team Gilboa’s junior race program is a great introduction to ski racing for 6 to 13 year old athletes.  Again, experienced USSA certified coaches lead small group training sessions focusing on fun, skill development, speed acquisition, and how to ski safe and smart all while developing a love for the sport.  To accommodate not only the schedules of busy families with younger children but also to alleviate on hill and off hill congestion and traffic flows, Team Gilboa offers four different junior race teams – blue, red, purple and new this season, orange.  We believe consistency is key with new and younger athletes, and therefore have designated training days for each of our four teams:

Red Team – Mondays and Wednesdays (23 training sessions)

Blue Team – Tuesdays and Fridays (23 training sessions)

Purple Team – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (46 training sessions)

Orange Team – Thursdays and Saturdays (23 training sessions)  

The Jr. Race program has four options for athletes (and their parents) to make new friends that they will get to ski with during training and racing.    Jr. Race competes in our local Hyland Gold Cup Series races held on four Sundays throughout the season.  The local format provides an environment where they are comfortable and confident, at our home training facility, Hyland Hills.  This means no additional lift ticket or out of town travel costs for families every race weekend.               

About Team Gilboa

In 2015, USSA recognized the comprehensive excellence of Team Gilboa, and certified us as one of the top 30 ski clubs in the nation.  We continue to be certified as one of the top 30 in the nation, as well as one of the top two programs in the USSA Central Division.  This excellence is largely attributable to our long-standing partnership with Hyland Hills and the Three Rivers Park District, and our staff and membership over the last 30 some years who have contributed their time and talent to creating, developing and maintaining one of the most successful non-profit alpine ski clubs in the United States.           

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