THE SKI CHALLENGE  began in 1985 as a Twin Cities Metro Area recreational ski racing program allowing adults to ski on teams in a series of races. Approximately 35 participants raced in the first year of the program, today close to 1,000 racers of all ages participate each week. Ski Challenge courses are set as modified Giant Slalom.  No need for shin guards or face guards.  Most members race on recreational “cheater” GS skis.  Some racers use full-blown GS skis.  And, some of the females use Jr GS Race skis.  Most participants start out on the equipment that they currently own.  There is no need to buy all new equipment prior to starting.

The Ski Challenge provides an excellent racing experience for all levels and abilities of skiers.  All ages from four years on up are welcome to participate.  Our recreational races are well organized and user-friendly.  We provide an environment and atmosphere catering to all skill and competitiveness levels.  The unique team format and scoring promote great fun, camaraderie, and interaction among racers.  Ski Challenge is SERIOUS FUN!

The Ski Challenge has evolved into the finest and largest team-oriented recreational ski racing experience anywhere!


What do you get from your Ski Challenge Experience?

  • A well run Race that is user-friendly for all race abilities
  • 30+ Years of experience in a tried and true Team Based Racing Program
  • Leagues that allow kids under 18
  • Quick Results
  • Awards ceremony after each race for both teams and individuals
  • End-of-year team and individual awards
  • Door Prizes at each event
  • A stretch bib you get to keep
  • A T-shirt
  • Scores posted the next day on our Website
  • Discounts at Sponsor Shops
The History of Ski Challenge