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.

 
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.  

Save time!  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.

Save time! 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 online & at the SkiLink bldg
Monday-Wednesday: 12pm & 3pm - available at the SkiLink bldg
Thursday-Friday: 12pm, 3pm, 6pm - available at the SkiLink bldg

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 6-10who 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


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 - SOLD OUT

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

Sunday Sessions:

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

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


New! Kids Carvers - SOLD OUT

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.


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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

"Try it Free" Open Slalom Night!
This Monday, Dec. 22nd!

Email: racing@welchvillage.com

Try open Slalom on Lookout for Free this Monday evening Dec. 22nd at 6pm.


"Try it Free" NASTAR
This Sunday at 10am on Lookout

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Try both SL and GS NASTAR this Sunday for FREE!  Register outside the Vista Room on the 2nd Floor of the west end of the Main Chalet.


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