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 intermediate skiers and must be able to ride the chairlift without the assistance of an adult. Skiers should be able to ski all green runs and most blue runs at Welch Village under control while making turns. 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.
Program Fee - $375 Includes: 11 weeks of coaching, 7 practice days and 4 races.
Online Registration is now closed. To be considered for late registration, please contact the Saturday Head Coach, Lynn Reeves.
Practice days are available on the below Saturdays listed only. Saturday athletes cannot practice on Sundays. Coaching fee does not include the costs of a season pass or lift tickets for away races.
Practice days are available on the listed Sundays below only. Sunday athletes cannot practice in the Saturday program. Coaching fee does not include the costs of a season pass or lift tickets for away races.
Questions about the Sunday Alpine D-Team? Contact Peter Zotalis
Thursday Night Training
An 8-week extra training program for current Saturday or Sunday Welch Village D-Team members. Training takes place on 8 Thursday nights from 6-8pm. All athletes meet in front on the SkiLink Learning Center. Thursday night training sessions will include a combination of free ski and gate drills as well as full course training.
Program Fee: $150 Thursday Night Training dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2nd
If you are interested in becoming one of our ski or snowboard instructors you will need to attend one of our instructor hiring clinics on Saturday, December 10th OR Sunday, December 11th. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org