Kids Ski Lessons (ages 4-10)

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.

 

one-day lesson programs

Snow Explorers (ages 4-5)

A one-hour lesson program which introduces the sport of skiing.  The lesson takes place at the magic carpet learning area only.  Explorers are taught the basics of balance, controlling speed, and stopping.  Students in this program will not be taken on the chairlift during the lesson. Snow Explorers is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only.  Space is limited.  Please arrive at least one hour prior to your lesson time and proceed directly to the SkiLink Learning Center.  Snow Explorer students will receive their rental equipment in the learning center.  

Save time!  Download and complete the Kid's Program Release Form before your arrival.

Lesson, lift-ticket, and rental equipment - $49  

Rental & Lesson Only, age 4 only- $39  


Kid's Club (ages 6-10)

Kid's age 6-10 learn to ski or snowboard in a fun and exciting environment with instructors who love working with kids.  Kid's Club is offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays at 10am and 1pm; lessons are 2 hours. Registration for walk-ins closes 30 minutes prior to the lesson time.  Please arrive one hour early and come directly to the SkiLink Learning Center upon arrival your arrival.  Kid's Club students will receive their rental equipment in the SkiLink Learning Center from our staff.  Space is limited.   

Save time! Download Kid's Program Release Form before your arrival.

Lesson, unrestricted lift ticket, and rental equipment - $69  

Beginner Special - $49  

Includes:  A restricted lift ticket valid at magic carpet area, zero chairlift, and number one chairlift; rental equipment, and 2-hour lesson. 

Lesson Only - $30


Multiple Day Lesson Programs

3-Week Sessions

A progressive learning program for kids aged 6-10 offered on three consecutive weekend days.  Students will be grouped and coached according to ability level by the same instructor for three consecutive weeks.  Parents will receive feedback about student's progress following each session. Each student will receive a season pass for the remainder of the current season once they complete the program.  The season pass will be issued ONLY if the guest is present for all three specific scheduled session dates.

Lessons, Lift tickets, and rental equipment - $179   

Lessons and Lift tickets Only - $139    

Lessons Only - $90    

2014/15 3-Week Session Dates:

Saturday Sessions:

Session 1:  Jan. 3rd, 10th, and 17th @ 10am-12pm Each Week

Session 3:  Feb. 1st, 8th, and 15th @ 10am-12pm Each Week

Sunday Sessions:

Session 2:  Jan. 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 1pm-3pm Each Week

Session 4:  Feb. 2nd, 9th, and 16th @ 1pm-3pm Each Week


New! Kids Carvers

A 6-week program for kid's age 6-10.  This program includes a 4-hour lesson on six Saturdays throughout the winter.  Students will be grouped by ability & goals and coached all-mountain ski technique.  Some basic brush and stubby race gates will be used in some drills. 

Lessons take place from 10am-3pm with a 1-hour lunch break from 12pm-1pm.  Students are on their own for lunch.  This program does not meet on successive weeks.  Please see schedule below.  

2014/15 Carver Training Days:  Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Jan 3, Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 14

*Carving Kids will also be included in the D-team Fun Race in March at no extra charge.  Details TBD.

Coaching Fee - $199

Registration Available Oct. 1st in our Online Store!

Price includes coaching costs only for entire program.  Refunds or credits not available for weeks that students are absent.  Missed dates cannot be made up.  Price does not include lift tickets, season pass, or rental equipment.


Holiday Kid's Camp

This is a two-day lesson program during the week of Christmas.  There are two camps offered and space is limited in each.  Holiday Camps are offered to kids age 6-10 and both skiing and snowboarders are welcome!  All Holiday Camps require pre-payment and registration in our Online Store - Registration closes on Dec 25th.

2 days of Lessons, Lift tickets and Rental Equipment - $120

2 days of Lessons Only - $60

Holiday Kid's Camp 1 - TBD

Holiday Kid's Camp 2 TBD


Private lessons

Receive one-one attention from one of our best coaches.   All private lessons require an advanced reservation and deposit.  We recommend private lessons for intermediate to advanced skiers only.  We urge beginner students to join the Kid's Club or Snow Explorer programs.  Please call the learning desk at 651-258-4567 ext. 133 to make your reservation. 

Weekdays:  2-Hour - $100; 1-Hour - $60

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays:  2-Hour - $150

*Add up to 2 people to any private lesson for $50 each.

 

Weekday Kid's Lessons (age 6-10)

Advanced reservations are recommended for weekday group lessons for ages 6-10.  Please email us or call 651-258-4567 ext. 133 if you are interested in taking a lesson.

Group lessons for ages 6 and older are available at 12pm and 3pm on  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Groups lessons are available at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays.   

Beginner lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment - $69

Special Beginner Option - $49

Lesson Only - $30

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