Junior DTeam Ski Racing

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 between the ages of 6-17.  Athletes must have turned 6 years old by Sept. 1st.  All athletes must be able to ski most green runs and some blue runs at Welch Village as well be able to load and unload all chairlifts unattended. 


D-Team Announcements

Nov. 28-30 - Thanksgiving Race Camp - more details coming soon!

Dec. 13-14 - First weekend of D-Team training

Dec. 29-31 - Holiday Race Camp

Download the Dteam Athlete & Parent Handbook!


Saturday Program (11 weeks)

Coaching Fee: $365 (all ages) Register Now in our Online Store

Coaching Fee Does Not Include Season Pass or Lift Tickets

Training Schedule:  10am - 3pm; lunch break at 12pm

Training Days: Dec. 13, 20, 27; Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 21

Race Schedule: Jan. 10 @ Welch Village; Jan. 24 @ Powder Ridge; Feb. 7 @ Coffee Mill; Feb. 28 @ Mount Kato (Championship)

*D-team will not train or race on President's Weekend (Feb. 14-15) Due to the Midwest NASTAR Championships

*Helmets and eye protection are mandatory while participating in these programs per MSDL rules.


Sunday Program (11 weeks)

Coaching Fee: $325 (all ages) Register Now in our Online Store

Coaching Fee Does Include Season Pass or Lift Tickets

Training Schedule: 12pm-4pm; break at 2pm

Training Days:  Dec. 14, 21, 28; Jan. 4,18; Feb. 1, 22

Race Schedule: Jan. 11 @ Welch Village; Jan. 25 @ Wild Mountain

Feb. 8 @ Trollhaugen; March 1 @ Afton Alps (Championship).


*D-team will not train or race on President's Weekend (Feb. 14-15) Due to the Midwest NASTAR Championships. 

*Helmets and eye protection are mandatory while participating in these programs per MSDL rules.


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 or call 651-258-4567 ext. 131

Registration for the 2014/15 DTeam will be available approx. Oct. 1st, 2014

 

 

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Join us at the Mall of America for the Explore MN Slopes Ski and Snowboard Expo presented by Explore Minnesota and the MN Ski Areas Association!  The event and parking is FREE.  More information coming soon...


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