The Detroit Lakes High School has a great high school skiing program for kids in grades 7-12. They can compete at the Jr. High, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.
Skiers learn and compete in both the Skate (Freestyle) technique and Classic technique. Races range from approximately 2.5 to 4 kilometers for Jr. High races and 5 to 10 kilometers for the Junior Varsity and Varsity skiers.
Head Coach- Dan Josephson
Asst. Coaches: Jim Ziegler & Nikki Caulfield
Want more info on the team? Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 841-4196
Download the Overview of Skiing
Ski Meet Schedule
Please note: locations and times may change due to snow conditions. Skiers will be notified of changes as soon as they are made.
Sat. Dec 14th Montebello Relays
Bemidji Middle School 10:00 start 7:00 bus
Thur. Dec 19th Detroit Lakes Invite
Maplelag (Continuous Pursuit)10:00 start 8:00 bus
Fri. Dec 27th Brainerd Invite
Arboretum (Continuous Pursuit)10:00 start 7:00am bus
Sat. Jan 4thBlueberry Hills Invite
Deer River (Classic)11:00 start 7:00am bus
Tues. Jan 7th Ottertail Nordic Invite
Spidahl’s (Skate only)1:00 10:00am bus
Sat Jan 11th Mesabi East Invite
Giants Ridge (Varsity & JV Only)9:00 5:30am vans
Thur. Jan 16th Multi Event Race Camp Ripley
Little Falls 10:00 start 6:30am bus
Mon. Jan 20th Flyer Invite
Camp Ripley (State Format Pursuit)10:00 start 6:30am bus
Sat. Jan 25th Buena Vista Pursuits
Bemidji (State Format Pursuit)10:00 start 6:30am bus
Thur. Jan 30th North Star Classic
TBD (Classic only)2:00 start 9:30am bus
Sat. Feb 1st Jr. High Champs
Brainerd (Skate & Classic)10:00 start 7:30am bus
Tues. Feb 4th Section 8 Ski Meet
Camp Ripley 10:00 start 6:00am bus
Missing practice must be cleared prior to missing practice. Illness is considered a missed practice. Make-up class-work and class projects or involvement in other extra-curriculars are not an acceptable excuse for not attending practice.
It is not fair to the rest of the team to have less than full commitment.
Announcements regarding practice location and details.
November/December: At the high school until it snows enough to ski on trails. (6"+)
January: At Mountain View
February: at Mountain View
Clothing: Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities. Make sure you are warm enough but still able to move freely. Layers are best, and synthetic fabrics (NOT cotton!) are best for the layer right against your skin. Shorts and short sleeve shirts are NOT acceptable in cold weather!!
Waxing before races is now done at the high school.
2013 Holiday Ski Schedule:
December 23rd TOO COLD CANCELLED Practice
December 24th Optional Practice at Mt. View 3:00 to 5:00
December 25th No Practice Ski on your own & enjoy!
December 26th Waxing at the High School Drivers Ed Garage 3:00 to 5:00
December 27th Brainerd Invite , Bus Leaves the High School at 7:00am
December 30thPractice at Mt View 3:00 to 5:00
December 31stPractice at Mt View 3:00 to 5:00
January 1st Optional Practice at Mt View 3:00 to 5:00
January 2nd back to school Practice at the High School
January 3rd Practice and Waxing at the High School
Laker Skiing Results
All high school results can be found at: http://www.skinnyski.com/racing/results/
Found equipment that you're not sure about? Please contact coaches with questions.
Online Skiing Resources:
Improve your classic stride:
Skating without poles: (to figure out your legs!)
Excellent videos on poling: