TRAIL KIDS Super Ski Race Series

Ski Race Series for Kids Age 7-14

Gear West
Proudly sponsored by Gear West

The TRAIL KIDS Super Ski Race Series is made up of five different unique youth race events at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park. TRAIL KIDS is excited to partner with Gear West Ski Shop for the winter youth race series.

The races include a youth age class skate mass start, mass start classic, skate skicross and age class relay. The race series is open to all kids 7-14 years old.  Youth accumulate points by placing in their age brackets for all four Super Ski Series Races. Top three places in each age group (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) will be awarded after the last race event. The race series is included with the Loppet TRAIL KIDS Winter Program registration fee.

  • January 9: Age Class skate (freestyle technique) mass start race
  • January 31: Skate Sprints (part of the City of Lakes Loppet Festival weekend events) sign up for this race at following link since it is part of the Loppet Festival Race events: Register here! TRAIL KIDS Director will send free code by email a few weeks before the event).
  • February 11: Age Class Classic mass start race
  • February 27: Age Gap classic Relay (adult/youth relays)
  • March 5: Ski Cross Skate Race

Course/Mass Start Description for Races

Course: Start/finish will be in lower stadium area near the timing building. Course will be around 1 km for U8, 2 km for U10/U12 and 3 km for U14/U16 age categories. Those TRAIL KIDS participants who do not want to race can choose to ski in the non-timed tour wave and parents are welcome to ski along.

  • U14/U16 Boys/Girls: 6:30 mass start 3 km race starting at the Lower stadium and skiing to coaches corner and back to lap loop two more times.
  • U10/ U12 Boys/Girls: 6:35 p.m. Mass start 2 km race starting at Lower stadium to coaches corner and back down to lap loop one more time.
  • U8 Boys and Girls: 6:40 p.m. Mass start – 1 km – Lower stadium to coaches corner and back to finish.
  • Sweeper/Tour Wave (all ages) –  1 minute after last  last ski wave and will be a non-timed event. They can ski 1, 2 or 3 laps of choice.

  • 5:45 – 6:15pm: Race number pick up inside Trailhead and warm up in coaching groups. Check into coaching groups for race bib and ankle chips
  • 6:15 – 6:30pm: Coaching groups head out to warm up on course.
  • 6:30 – Race start (race times may be different for each TRAIL KIDS age group and race event)
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm: Continue ski session in coaching groups.
  • 7:30 7:45pm: Hot Cocoa and cookies followed by race awards and door prizes inside Trailhead Great Room.

Race categories include U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Based on the child’s birth date they are placed in one of these categories based on the following classification:

USSA Age Classification »

Youth are given points for the place they finish at each race event for their age category.

2020 Super Ski Race Results

2019 Results, Standings & Photos