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The Welch Village D-Team is a ski development program which provides a junior racing venue to develop the skiing skills of each athlete.  Welch Village is part of the Midwest Sports Development League (MSDL).  The program emphasizes safety, enjoyment, fun, and learning at all times. 

Any skier can join the Welch Village D-team as long as they fit the age and ability requirements.  Athletes need to be between the ages of 6-17, age is determined by birthdate on Sept. 1st.  All athletes must be strong intermediate skiers and must be able to ride the chairlift without the assistance of an adult. All athletes are required to wear helmets & goggels at all times.

Program consists of 7 training days at Welch Village and 4 races, 3 of which take place at other ski areas in the area.  

D-Team Announcements

Registration is now available for the 2015/16 season!  Register Now!

For all important information and updates with the D-Team visit the official D-Team Blog

2015/16 D-Team Information

Saturday Program

Coaching Fee - $395 - Register Now!
Includes: 11 weeks of coaching, 7 practice days and 4 races.

Saturday Practice Schedule: 9:30am - 2:30pm; break 11:30 - 12:30
Practice Dates: Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 30; Feb. 13
Race Schedule: Jan. 23 @ Wild Mt, Feb. 6 @ Afton Alps, Feb. 20 @ Trollhaugen, 
Championship Race March 5 @ Welch Village.

Sunday Program

Coaching Fee - $375 - Register Now!
Includes: 11 weeks of coaching, 7 practice days and 4 races

Sunday Practice Schedule: 12pm - 4pm; break 2-2:30pm
Practice Dates: Dec. 13, 20; Jan. 3, 10, 17, 31; Feb. 14
Race Schedule: Jan. 24 @ Trollhaugen, Feb. 7 @ Afton Alps, Feb. 21 @ Buck Hill, Championship Race March 6 @ Welch Village.

extra training?

Extra race training options on weeknights as well as race camps will now be coordinated through our new Race Academy!  CLICK HERE to see the Race Academy Training Options.

If you have a question about Junior Dteam racing, please contact Peter Zotalis via email at peter@welchvillage.com



Office Hours Monday
9:00am to 7:00pm
Office Hours, Tue-Fri
10:00am to 6:00pm
Office Hours Saturday
Office Hours Sunday

Upcoming Events

  • Opening Day!
    Opening Day!
    11/27/2015 , 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Hours for this weekend will be 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We will be closed Monday, Nov. 30th - Thursday, Dec. 3rd and re-open on Friday, Dec. 4th. - For more information view our Snow Report

  • Thanksgiving Race Camp
    Thanksgiving Race Camp
    11/28/2015 - 11/29/2015 , 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Thanksgiving Race Camp Includes:

    - 4 hours of coaching each day; 10am-3pm.
    - Brush, Stubby, and section of full gate training; dependent on snow conditions
    - Video analysis
    - Camp T-shirt
    - Lunch voucher

    - Click Here for more information