Alpine Racing

Greetings Skippers Alpine skiers and families. We are excited for another season of racing. Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Minnetonka Alpine Welcome & Fund-Raising Event
    Venue: Paradise Cruise on Lake Minnetonka (departing from Port of Excelsior dock)
    When: Sunday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Who: Athletes and Parents
    Register and purchase tickets HERE!

    “This fun annual outing is a great time for coaches, athletes and parents to reconnect. Don't miss it!”  
    – Coach Dave

  • Parent/Athlete/Coach (PAC) Kick-Off Meeting
    November 1, 5:30 p.m.
    MHS Cafeteria (may be virtual)
    We will review the goals of the program, training and race schedules, team selections, and answer any questions. In addition, we will review registration fee and team apparel purchase instructions.


2021-22 registration

Registration for winter activities opens October 11 at

about the team

The Minnetonka Alpine Race Team is comprised of a boys and girls varsity and junior varsity team. The team trains at Hyland Hills on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., December through early February. The Varsity regular season races start in late December and conclude in early February. The JV races start in early January and conclude in early February.

The complete information packet on the program including the schedule, registration fees, required ability level and equipment is available by clicking HERE.

If you would like to receive team updates, please email your contact information (email and cell phone) to me at

I look forward to a great season.

Go Tonka!

David Gartner,
Head Coach

“I coach to help athletes achieve success in sport and life through mentoring and providing a positive example.”

registration      schedule      team rosters


Head Coach (Boys & Girls):
Dave Gartner
(612) 991-9900

Assistant Coaches:
Steve Midthun

Marlee Gartner