Midwest Masters December Training at Buck Hill

GS & Slalom training will happen on Monday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 13th at Buck Hill. Registration will be from 6 – 7pm (look for the Masters sign) and training will start at 7 pm and end at 9 pm. ONLY $10 for two hours of training!



Ugly Sweater Race Nights!

Race in your Ugly Sweater during Preseason Week 2!

Prizes will be awarded for the best Ugly Sweater!

Week 2 Races:
Buck Tuesday – December 19
Wild Wednesday – December 20
Buck Friday – December 22

Preseason Discounts until December 1

Did you know if you sign up and pay for two or three preseason leagues by December 1 you get a discount?

Pre-register Savings!  (Register by December 1)

  • Join one league – $25 ($12.50 per race)
  • Join two leagues – $40 ($10 per race)
  • Join three leagues – $55 ($8.33 per race)
  • Ski as a Guest Racer – $15 ($15 per race)

Price goes to $25 per league after December 1.



HS Alpine Coaching Opportunities for 2017-18

Ski Coach – Elm Creek Park Reserve
[Three Rivers Park District]

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To provide District-wide Nordic ski or Alpine ski/snowboard instruction to the public in accordance with established standards by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and Three Rivers Park District in a manner that provides park guests with the highest quality service possible.

  • Conducts coaching sessions in accordance with established practice plans and recognized coaching methods and techniques.
  • When directed, develops coaching/practice plans in accordance with recognized and established standards.
  • Courteously greets park guests and ensures that questions are properly answered or referred.
  • Helps maintain racing facility by performing a variety of general maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment.

Qualifications: Minimum 16 years of age. Ability to ski or snowboard at an intermediate level or higher.

Compensation: $9.50-$16.96/ hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position Dates: December 10- March 4

All Elm Creek employees receive a FREE Unlimited Ski Pass. Ski or snowboard anytime during the entire 2017-18 season at no cost!

Visit our website to apply today!


Head Alpine Coach – Bloomington Jefferson

Season Dates: Mid November to Mid February

Practices – Monday-Friday

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
General Duties:
1.       Has knowledge of and background in the assigned sport.
2.       Strong communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, parents, community members, and students.
3.       Responsible for all matters pertaining to the organization and administration of coaching an athletic team.
4.       Understanding of and agreement with the Bloomington Public School District’s Student Activity and Athletic Code and the Coaches/Advisors Handbook.
5.       Plan, accompany, and supervise the team to and from all events including practices and competitions.
6.       Enforce discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times and establish activity penalties for breach of such standards by individual students.
7.       Enforce all rules of the Minnesota State High School League and Bloomington Public Schools as they pertain to the respective sport.
8.       Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
Specific Duties:
1.  Work as the head coach for the alpine ski team; qualified candidates are preferred to have prior coaching experience as an alpine ski coach
2. Must has or be willing to obtain credentials to serve as a high school head coach in Minnesota as mandated by Minnesota statute 122A.33

For more info contact:  Coach Virg –  612-799-5455 (Cell)  VirgSenescall@gmail.com

Seasonal stipend

Application Procedure:
Please complete the online application.

Current Employees:
Please complete the online application.

Head Alpine Ski Coach
Chanhassen/Chaska High School

For specific information contact Jon Sumer @ summerj@district112.org

Position Start Date:  November 13, 2017
Salary:  Based on CEA Master Agreement


  • Provide overall leadership and coaching supervision for the Chaska/Chanhassen Alpine Ski program, consistent with District Mission & Athletics Vision.
  • Alpine ski knowledge/experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Respect/recognition of youth needs
  • Minnesota Head Coaching certification/license or willing to obtain

Background check will be conducted.

If recommended for employment, applicant will provide proof of legal right to work in the United States if required.

Application Procedure:  Please apply online at:  http://www.district112.org  (only online applications will be accepted).

Ski Challenge Sponsors and Advertising

Ski Challenge is always looking for new sponsors and advertisers.  If you are looking for a unique way to promote your goods or business, become a Ski Challenge Sponsor!

Ski Challenge sponsors benefit by being exposed to a great target market of like minded people.

Some of the basic benefits that sponsors get are:

  • Ads in all printed and e-mail newsletters (provided by sponsor)
  • Logo with link on all e-news sent out by Ski Challenge
  • Listed on Ski Challenge Brochures
  • Name on General Sponsor Page of website with link to your website
  • Mention at League awards ceremony
  • Mention for door prize give away at each week in leagues sponsored
  • Allowed to distribute any literature at league events

Higher level sponsors get:

  • Logo to appear on website league pages
  • Logo to appear on league results posted on website
  • Sponsor events and news promoted on Ski Challenge Facebook Page
  • Logo on t-shirts (120+ per league)
  • Logo on Bibs (120+ per league)
  • Logo on Team Photos
  • Logo on Running orders inside and outside and on website for all leagues sponsored
  • Logo on indoor League banner for all leagues sponsored
  • Logo displayed on banner(s) at Championships at Giants Ridge
  • Logo in Newsletter under league standings
  • Logo on Ski Challenge Vehicle and Trailer (pending vehicle sponsorship – no logos on vehicle if no vehicle sponsor)
  • Logo on table toppers  and running orders for all leagues sponsored
  • Logo on weekly result pages at hill, shops and website – for all leagues sponsored
  • Outdoor banner hung up weekly (banner provided by you) – for all leagues sponsored

We offer five different levels of sponsorship.  Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Contributing sponsor levels.

Contact Barb at Ski Challenge at info@skichallenge.com or 952-894-9220 for more information.


Bonus Leagues for 2018


Each participant gets to take FOUR total runs in the race.  Only the best time in each run will be used to determine handicaps.

The following are considered bonus leagues for the 2017-18 season*:


* May Change back to a “normal” league if league gets too big

Buck Hill Foundation Dinner

Join the New Buck Hill Foundation for an “Olympic” Event

Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Buck Hill Ski Area

Buck Hill Event Center
15400 Buck Hill Road
Burnsville, MN 55306

The evening will include social hour, dinner, and a special award for our longtime coach, Erich Sailer. Special guest, Buck Hill Alum, and Olympic Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will attend, discuss her storied career and present Erich with his award.The BHF is a NEW non-profit organization to foster passion and lifelong love of sport through active outdoor lifestyles striving for personal character development, positive sportsmanship and individual growth. A special emphasis will initially be in creating opportunities for young racers.

T-shirts for 2018


Only Men’s size T-shirts will be available for the 2017-18 season.  After trying to provide women’s sizing to our participants the past two years, we have found that ladies’ T-shirts vary a lot in sizing from year to year making it difficult for members to get the proper size.

We will be sticking with the same style of men’s T-shirt we got last year.  To see brand specifics, you can CLICK HERE.

Please note, if you have a women’s size T-shirt noted on your information from last year, you will need to change that when you register.  If you do not change it prior to November 1, we will change it for you by guessing at what size you want.

Survey Drawing Winner!

Congratulations to Chris Jacobson for winning the $50 off of a Ski Challenge membership in the survey drawing.  Chris races with the “DTwSP” team on Monday nights at Buck Hill.

Thanks to everyone who took the survey.  It helps out a bunch!