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.
Multiple Week Programs
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 12/1/16) 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.
Program Fee: $249; prices do not include lift tickets or season pass
A program for skiers age 7-12 (by 12/1/16) 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.
Program Fee: $249; prices do not include lift tickets or season pass Program Dates: Sundays from noon-4pm on Dec. 18, Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; and March 5.
Black Carvers is a program for skiers age 9-14 (as of 12/1/16) 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.
Program Fee: $249; prices do not include lift tickets or season pass Program Dates: Sundays noon-4pm on Dec. 18; Jan 15, 22, 29; Feb 12, 19 Bonus Thursday nights included (5:30-7pm): Jan 12, 26; Feb 2, 16
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.
Program Dates: December 10 and 17; 12:30pm-3:30pm
Full Package- $179 Includes: Lessons, lift tickets, and rental equipment each week. Lessons & tickets only - $139 Lessons only - $99
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.
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.
Full Package - $199 Includes: Lessons, lift tickets, and rental equipment each week. Lessons & tickets only - $159 Lessons only - $99
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.
*Must purchase at least 1 day ahead of time to get price
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
$49 - Online* $59 - Walk up $30 - Lesson Only
Snow Explorers is available Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays**: 10am, 12pm and 2pm *Must be purchased at least 1 day ahead of time online to get this price. **Holidays include Dec. 26, 2016 thru Jan. 1, 2017, Jan. 16, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2017
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
$69 - Online* $79 - Walk up $30 - Online* Lesson only $39 - Walk up Lesson only
Kids Club lessons available: Saturdays & Sundays @ 10am and 1pm Kid's Club is NOT available Dec. 26 - 30, 2016, Jan. 16, 2017 and Feb. 20th, 2017. Please see our Holiday Lesson Camps for kids lesson options on those days. *Must be purchased at least 1 day ahead of time online to get this price.
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.
Package Includes: 2-hour lesson, After 1pm lift ticket, rental equipment
$69 - Online* $79 - Walk up $30 - Online* Lesson Only $39 - Walk up Lesson Only
Wedge Busters Lessons Available: Saturday & Sundays at 1pm ONLY. *Must be purchased at least 1 day ahead of time to get this price.
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.
$100 per hour; add up to 2 people to a private lesson for $25 each.
Questions? Please call the SkiLink Performance Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Must be purchased at least 1 day ahead of time to get this price. **Holidays include Dec. 26, 2016 thru Jan. 1, 2017, Jan. 16, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2017
If you are interested in becoming one of our ski or snowboard instructors you will need to attend one of our instructor hiring clinics on Saturday, December 10th OR Sunday, December 11th. RSVP to email@example.com