Devo Racer

Nordic - Devo Racers

  • Age group: 5th-7th grades
  • Goal: Provide quality technique instruction in both classic and skate skiing, while encouraging good sport ethics, healthy competition, and the joy of skiing.
  • Contact: Kevin Farrell
  • Tuition: $195.00

Starting early-December.
Tuesdays at 3:45PM, Thursdays at 3:45 and Saturdays at 10AM; however, some sessions may be different during the Winter Break. 

- Forms -

This year we are using a Team Management Software called Teamstuff. You’ll register (it will just ask a couple simple questions), and then it will send you a notice of the registration fee. So please register using the button below. And make the payment shortly thereafter. If you’re applying for scholarship, then don’t worry about paying at this time. We’ll sort it out a bit later.

Registration is closed. Email to be added to a waitlist.

Liability Release

Scholarship application, again, is a written paragraph from the skier about need and desire to be a part of the team, sent to me ( and then to be determined anonymously by a separate judge.

Please also click the other buttons and print and complete the liability and concussion forms. Please drop them off to the ticket booth at Icicle Trails or mail them to:

c/o Marlene Farrell
PO Box 573
Leavenworth, WA 98826

**We need these forms in by mid December as well so we can put all the info in a spreadsheet.**

Skiers must be in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade. Skiers will be in peer groups based on age and ability. Prior experience is not always necessary. The Devo lead coach encourages you contact him, especially if your skier has not been on this team before:

The Devo ski team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45pm, and Saturdays at 10AM. They also have a handful of sessions at 10am during winter break. The location will vary between the three ski venues in Leavenworth: Icicle River, Ski Hill, and the Golf Course. There will be a couple of hikes in the fall, but generally the season starts in December and ends on February 15th. Sometimes sessions are cancelled due to poor conditions, and conditions can suddenly change.

Weekly program updates are sent via email on Sunday nights, so read your email on Monday morning to find out if they are skiing on skate or classical gear and which venue to meet at.

Parent help is required. There will be some assignments announced later, primarily with our Skirennen race on the morning of January 6th. We sincerely appreciate your help!

There are two pairs of skis needed for each Devo, one is known as classical and the other is skate. Skate skis have a smooth bottom and are designed to skate.  The other kind of ski needed is classical, and there are two kinds of them: Waxless classical and Waxable classical.  The Waxless classical skis have a fish scale pattern on the base that can grip the snow. Waxable classical have a smooth bottom that needs wax to grip the snow. We recommend waxable classical. The length of the skis matter, and any sporting goods store that sells Nordic gear can help you find them. LMS and Arlberg rent these skis. Skate skis are usually a little shorter than classical skis.

They must have cross-country ski boots, made for track skiing. The boots must work with the bindings, and there are two kinds of binding: NNN and SNS. Many Devo skiers will use a ‘combi’ boot, which is made to do classical and skate, but for better performance, you’d want to have a separate pair of boots for skate and classical.

Their ski poles need to be Nordic track ski poles (not alpine), which means they have a track handle and basket. The classical pole length should be long enough that they are snug in the skier’s armpit when s/he is standing tall. Skate poles will be a little longer, going to their chin. The coach will tell you if your skier’s gear is not fitting well, but it would be best if you could have it checked at a sports shop before ski season.

During the late fall, there will be some dryland training sessions and they will need running shoes and classical-length Nordic ski poles. They should dress appropriately for working out in the weather.

The local shops that support our team are Arlberg Sports Haus, Leavenworth Mountain Sports and Der Sportsmann. There are other sports shops and also the internet. During the winter, it will be difficult to find gear that is in stock for purchase or rental. We recommend you take your skier to a store early in the fall. Arlberg Sports Haus, LMS and Der Sportsmann will order gear for our team members at a discount, but only if they place those orders well before ski season. The best advice we can give you is to shop early!