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.
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
If you have a question about Thursday night training, please contact Peter Zotalis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Race Camp - Saturday, Nov. 26th and Sunday, Nov. 27th - Training from 9am-3pm each day (break from noon-1pm) - Cost: $99 - Training will consist of a combination of free-ski drills, gate drills, full gate training (weather dependent), and video analysis. - Each camper receives a camp t-shirt or hat.
Holiday Race Camp - 3-day camp: Dec. 29, 30, and 31st - Training 9am-12pm each day - Cost: $99 - Training will consist of a combination of free-ski drills, gate drills, full gate training, timed speed trials, and video analysis. - Each camper receives a camp shirt