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The Wild Mountain D-Teams are weekly programs that offer a fun introduction to the world of skiing and snowboarding competition. The “D” stands for “Development,” as our talented coaching staff focus on more than just scores and times. They put an emphasis on rounding out the student’s skill sets as all mountain skiers and snowboarders, while helping apply these skills to their speed and control on the race course and competition stage.

The D-Team is for skiers age 6-18 and snowboarders 8-18. The D-Team program is designed as an introduction to the more technical aspects of skiing and snowboarding, and is not a program for first-timers. Please see the Wild Cat Club for information on our weekly children’s learn-to-ski program.

Our coaches are very goal oriented, and place a lot of emphasis on the following areas of athlete development:

  • The fundamental and technical aspects of skiing and snowboarding to provide a solid platform as the elements of racing or park riding are introduced and refined.
  • Safety awareness and slope side courtesy.
  • Physical and mental preparation, discipline and conditioning.
  • Good sportsmanship, fair play and respect for teammates and competitors.
  • Teamwork, friendship, self confidence and FUN!

Come and be a part of the Wild Mountain Team this season! Alpine Ski programs are offered on Saturday and Sunday, Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing are offered on Sundays. Click on one of the following links for more information and to register for each program:

The following programs may also be of interest to you. Wild Mountain is proud to partner with these organizations to bring the best programs in the region to you. Follow the links to their websites for details, registration and contact information.

The Ski Challenge - the largest recreational racing league of this type in the nation. In it's 27th season and still growing is a testament to its popularity. A Preseason League kicks off the season in December, followed in January by five seven-week leagues. Age requirements vary by league - some are adults 17+, others start at 13+. and some are all ages. Guest racers are welcome to race for a day at any of the leagues, and this year there will be two 'Try-it' dates in December. Come join the FUN! this winter with the Ski Challenge at Wild Mountain!

TR2 - USSA - Three Rivers Racing, formerly Team Wild USSA, offers excellent training and coaching four days a week at Wild Mountain. Whether you are a high school or D-Team racer looking for additional ski and gate time, or you would like to prepare for another level of competitive racing, TR2 is committed to help you achieve your goals. Opportunities for additional competitive racing begin at the local club level, through national (USSA) and international (FIS) levels. Wild USSA Racing also provides two camps offering athletes an opportunity to train with some of the best coaches in the area during holiday breaks at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and during the summer on the glaciers of Mt. Hood, Oregon.

The G-Team is the Midwest's #1 Snowboard Team.  With several notable achievements, including several X Games wins, an Olympic medal and countless National titles, the G -Team has risen to the top as one one the leading teams in the country.  In 2011, G -Team was the most decorated team at the USASA National Championships with the highest medal count of any snowboard team.  Aside from achievements on the snow, G-Team is proud of the academic success our athletes have achieved over the years and the high college entrance and graduation rate is astounding.


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