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.


2014/15 Information Only.  2015/16 Information coming soon!

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. Space is limited, please arrive 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.  

REQUIRED - Download and complete the Kid's Program Release Form before your arrival.

$39 - Includes: 1-hour lesson, full-day lift ticket, rental equipment

Snow Explorers Schedule:

Saturdays, Sundays, & holidays ONLY at 10am & 1pm

Beginners Club

The Beginners Club lesson is designed for kids age 6-10 who are new to skiing or require basic instruction including how to ride the beginner chairlift. This 2-hour lesson will focus on introducing parallel ski movements in our beginner area. More intermediate students should consider the Wedge Buster Clinics or Private Lessons.  Please arrive one hour prior to your lesson time and proceed directly to the SkiLink building.

REQUIRED - Download Kid's Program Release Form before your arrival.

$69 - Includes: 2-hour lesson, all-day lift ticket, rental equipment -

Beginners Club Lesson Schedule:

Saturdays, Sundays,*holidays:  10am and 1pm - available at the SkiLink bldg
Monday-Friday: 12pm only by reservation only starting March 9th

Students will receive their rental equipment in the Main Rental Center for all Monday-Friday lessons.

Wedge Buster Clinics

A 2-hour lesson for skiers age 6-10 who have skied before and can ride the chairlift unassisted. The lesson will focus on teaching parallel ski movements and moving students away from their wedge or snowplow while introducing increased balance and confidence.

Full Package - $79 
Includes:  2-hour lesson, all-day lift ticket, rental equipment

Wedge Buster Lesson Only - $45 

Wedge Buster Clinics Schedule:
Every Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 1pm Only
*lessons at 10am & 1pm Jan. 19 & Feb. 16

Multiple Day Lesson Programs

3-Week Beginner Sessions

A progressive learning program for never ever skiers age 6-10 offered on three consecutive weekend days.  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.  A season pass will be given to a guest just once.  If the guest signs up for this program again, a season pass will not be offered.

Lessons, Lift tickets, and rental equipment - $179   

Lessons and Lift tickets Only - $139    

Lessons Only - $90    

2014/15 3-Week Session Schedule:

Saturday Sessions:

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

Session 3:  Feb. 7th, 14th, and 21st @ 10am-12pm Each Week

Sunday Sessions:

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

Session 4:  Feb. 8th, 15th, and 22nd @ 1pm-3pm Each Week


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

Sorry, this program is sold out for this season.

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.

Beginner Holiday Kid's Camp

This is a one-day, 5-hour (10am-3pm) lesson program on Monday, Dec. 29th.  Please arrive no later than 9am. The Beginners Camp is designed for beginner students ONLY.  This camp requires pre-payment and registration in our Online Store - Registration closes on Dec 27th.  Camp Fees include a meal voucher for lunch.

All Inclusive: Camp Fee including Lift tickets and Rental Equipment - $120

Camp Fee Lesson Only - $80

Holiday Kid's Carver's Camp

This is a one-day, 5-hour (10am-3pm )ski camp on Tuesday, Dec. 30th.  Please arrive no later than 9am. The Holiday Carver's Camp is designed for intermediate to advanced students age 6-12 ONLY.  Students in this camp should be able to ride the chairlift alone and ski all green and most blue runs.   This camp requires pre-payment and registration in our Online Store - Registration closes on Dec 27th.  Camp Fees include a meal voucher for lunch.

Holiday Camp Fee -  $120
Includes:  Lift ticket, lesson, rental equipment if needed

Camp Fee Lesson Only - $80

Private lessons

Receive one-one attention from a qualified coach.   All private lessons require an advanced reservation and deposit.  Please call the learning desk at 651-258-4567 ext. 133 to make your reservation. 

Private Lesson Schedule:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: 2-Hour - $150
Monday - Thursday: $60 per hour

*Add up to 2 people to any private lesson for $25 each.  Private add-ons must be at least 6 years of age and must be able to ride the chairlift without assistance.

If you have questions about any lesson programs, please call the SkiLink Performance Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133.  You can also email us at!

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Annual Jr. Race Team Picnic
Sunday, Sept. 17th at noon

Contact: Peter Zotalis

If you are a current Welch Village D-Team or USSA Alpine Team family please join us for our annual picnic on Sunday, Sept. 27th. Also, if you are planning on joining a race program for the first time in 2015/16, please come as well! All families are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Hot dogs & brats will be provided.

Ski & Board Equipment Sale and Swap
New Date This Year!
10/02/2015 - 10/03/2015

Our Annual Ski and Snowboard Equipment Sale & Swap features brand new gear from local shops and used gear. Swap & Sale will be Friday, Oct. 2nd 4-9pm and Saturday, Oct. 3rd 10am-2pm.   Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks! 

Bakkelyka Brew
Music and Craft Beer Festival
10/03/2015 // 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Join us for our first annual Bakkelyka Brew on Saturday, Oct. 3rd!

- 4 bands
- Beer tasting from 3-5pm with 15 local craft breweries
- Great food

Online Ticket Special until Sept 15th CLICK HERE

All event details CLICK HERE


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