To Inspire and develop student-athletes in the sport of alpine ski racing with innovative and accessible programs that improve athlete skiing skills and inspire personal excellence in competition and life.
Fun – A passion for skiing and community
Accountability – Foster strong work ethic and athlete ownership
Respect – Responsibility and integrity on and off the skill hill
Performance – Focus on skill development and advancement
Team – Support and sportsmanship for fellow ski racers
Who We Are
Four Degrees Alpine Ski Team, now in it's second year – FAST is the newest alpine race team in Minnesota, but not new to ski racing and athlete development. Four Degrees is run by Pete Jones, formerly of TR2 who has over 30 years of coaching and ski racing experience. FAST is unique in the fact that we have teams and full time coaching staff at four ski areas in Minnesota.
Four Locations – Mount Kato • Hyland Hills • Powder Ridge • Wild Mountain
Advantage of Four – Provides our athletes the ability to train at various locations and work with multiple coaches. Our training set-up promotes athletic growth by providing different terrain and access to our highly experienced coaches who can provide expert feedback. Sometimes breaking the daily routine can help push athletes to the next level. Most importantly we believe in community and providing opportunities to all athletes regardless of where you live while supporting these great ski venues we are all fortunate to have access to.
Experienced Coaches at all Four Locations – Our coaching staff is one of the most experienced in Central Division. All of our coaches hold at least a Level 100 coaches certificate. All have a ski racing background. FAST coaches have worked with athletes that have gone on to the US Ski Team, Nor-Am and Olympic teams. Those athletes have been US Nationals Champions, World Cup winners, World Champions and Olympic Champions.
Four Degrees Alpine Ski Team is a non-profit organization. We are supported by a volunteer parent/coach Board of Directors. Your voice and your help make a difference and we strongly encourage our families to volunteer at any level. Volunteering in our sport is the key to having a successful team. Parent volunteers help run the local ski races. Not only does it support our young athletes, but also is a fun way to get to meet people and build community.
Philosophy of Four – Opportunity, diversity, excellence and inclusion are what we are striving for.
Our Methodology; Your Choice…Four Areas, Train at One…Train at All.