Welch Village is the only licensed PMTS Direct Parallel®ski school in the country. PMTS Direct Parallel® is unique - it's a complete modern teaching system that does not use the wedge or "snow plow." All movements taught in our system utilize modern ski design and create and maintain balance. The system teaches expert skiing movements to all ability levels using Student Centered Ski Instruction™ which uses a student's needs and motivations to design a learning environment.
Spring 2017 Lesson Announcement:
As of March 12th, 2017 we are no longer offering lessons. See you next season!
2016/17 Single Day Lesson Programs
Snow Explorers (ages 4 & 5)
A one-hour program for 4 & 5 yr. olds introducing the sport of skiing. This program takes place at the magic carpet learning area only. Snow Explorers ARE NOT taken on the chairlift during the lesson. Please check-in at the SkiLink Desk ONE HOUR before the lesson begins.
Package includes: One hour lesson, full-day lift ticket, rental equipment
Mini Carvers (ages 4 & 5)
1.5 hour private lesson program for more experienced 4 and 5 year old skiers.Students will be taught one on one with the goal of having them ski beyond the magic carpet area. Space is limited.
Package Includes: Lesson, After 1pm lift ticket, rental equipment
Kid's Club (ages 6-12)
This 2-hour beginner lesson program introduces parallel ski movements to kids age 6-12. Kids who have already skied before should consider the Wedge Buster lesson program. Please check-in at the SkiLink Desk ONE HOUR before your lesson begins.
Package Includes: 2-hour lesson, full day lift ticket, rental equipment
Wedge Busters (ages 6-12)
A 2-hour lesson program for kids age 6-12 who have skied before and are able to ride the beginner chairlift unassisted. Students are taught parallel ski movements that will help to eliminate the wedge/snowplow. More experienced skiers will be taught more advanced skills to enhance their parallel turns even further. Please check-in at the SkiLink Desk ONE HOUR before the lesson begins.
2016/17 Holiday Lesson Camps
Full Day Holiday Ski Camp
4 hour learn to ski camp for kids age 6-12.
Students are placed into small groups based on ability. 10am - 2:30pm; check-in no later than 9am at SkiLink Learning Center Desk.
Space is Limited
Full Package includes: 4 hour lesson, all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and lunch
Half Day Holiday Ski Camp - Morning or Afternoon Sessions
2 hour learn to ski camp for kids age 6-12
Students are placed into small groups based on ability
Morning Session (10am-Noon) or Afternoon Session (1-3pm) are available; Please check-in at the SkiLink Desk ONE HOUR before the lesson begins.
Space is limited
Full Package Includes: 2 hour lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment
2016/17 Multiple Week Programs
3-Week Beginner Sessions
A progressive learn to ski program for kids age 6-12 that includes 3 lessons on 3 consecutive weekend days. Students are placed into small groups on the first day then coached by the same instructor for 3 weeks in a row. Lessons are two hours each week.
3-Week Session Program purchases only include lessons, tickets, and rental equipment on the scheduled session dates that are purchased. Make up dates due to absences are not available. Refunds are not available.
Carvers has become our signature kids ski instruction programs at Welch Village. This 6-week progressive program is designed to offer the highest level of ski instruction for kids of all ability levels. Whether your child has recently started skiing or would like to ski more challenging terrain out west, Carver coaches will fulfill your family's goals and motivations through the PMTS Direct Parallel teaching system. PMTS enables our coaches to build a more confident and efficient parallel skiing technique in every child. Regular progress is communicated to parents and each is student is coached in the same small group every week. New this year, we are offering three types of Carver programs, all of which cater to various abilities.
A program for newer skiers age 6-12 (by 12/1/17) that will focus on parallel ski movements in order to increase balance and confidence on more difficult terrain. There is a 4:1 instructor to student ratio in this program to ensure a high level of personal feedback. Students must be able to ride the chairlift unassisted and already be able to ski green runs to register for this program. Space is limited.
A program for skiers age 7-12 (by 12/1/17) who are seeking a more challenging ski instruction program. Kids must be comfortable skiing all green and most blue terrain to register for this program. By the time your kids finish program, they should be ready to ski some black terrain and ski more of the mountains out west. Space is limited.
Black Carvers is a program for skiers age 9-14 (as of 12/1/17) who are seeking a more challenging lesson program that does not include racing. Some race-type drills may be used in this program. However, Black Carver coaches will focus on building a technique that will enable the students to ski with more confidence on black & mountain terrain in all conditions. If you are planning a ski trip to Big Sky, Montana and would like your kids to ski the Lone Peak bowl and Congo with you, enroll them in this program. Just be ready to keep up! Space is limited.
Have you heard about our Junior Ski Equipment Lease Program? Why buy new ski boots and skis every year for your ever-growing kids? We offer a select amount of junior skis and ski boots in our seasonal lease program. For more information, contact Nic Swanson our rental manager!
December 2-Week Beginner Session
A progressive learn to ski program for kids age 6-12 which provides two intensive weekend days of instruction just in time for the Holidays. This session includes 2 lessons on 2 consecutive Saturdays. Students are placed into small groups on the first day then coached by the same instructor for 2 weeks in a row. Lessons are three hours each week.
2-Week December Session Program purchases only include lessons, tickets, and rental equipment on the scheduled session dates that are purchased. Make up dates due to absences are not available. Refunds are not available.
Get one-on-one attention from an experienced coach. Space is very limited on weekends. Private lessons are available more often on weekdays. Please call 651-258-4567 ext. 133 to make your reservation. Please note online registration is not available for private lessons.
Questions? Please call the SkiLink Performance Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Opening Weekend Welch Village MTB Park
Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th - Free Skills Clinics from Valley Bike & Ski - Bike rental specials - Free bike demo - Door Prizes - Free tuning adjustments from Red Wing Bicycle Shop & Outfitter - Food and Drink Specials in the Black Diamond Bar - Possible unveiling of our latest DH trail, "Aquaman" - Weather dependent