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.
Kid's Carvers Program
Carvers has become our signature kids ski instruction program 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 3 types of Carver programs, all of which cater to various abilities.
A program for newer skiers age 6-9 (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 ration 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. Register Now!
Program Fee: $219 by Nov. 15th; $249 after Nov. 15 Program Dates: Saturdays noon-4pm Session 1 dates: Dec. 10, 17, 31; Jan. 7, 14, 21 Session 2 dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4
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. Register Now!
Program Fee: $219 by Nov. 15th; $249 after Nov. 15 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. Register Now!
Program Fee: $219 by Nov. 15th; $249 after Nov. 15th 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!
Single Day Lesson Programs
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.
*Must be purchased at least 1 day ahead of time to get this price.
Snow Explorers is only available: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays**: 10am and 1pm through March 6th ONLY
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
$75 - Walk up $35 - Walk up Lesson Only
Beginners Club lessons available: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays**: 10am and 1pm through March 6th Only
Students will receive their rental equipment in the Main Rental Center for all Tuesday-Friday lessons.
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, full day lift ticket, rental equipment $75 - Walk up $35 - Walk up Lesson Only
Wedge Busters Lessons Available: Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays**: 1pm ONLY through March 6th ONLY
Package includes: Two Hour Lesson, full-day lift ticket, rental equipment
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.
Private Lesson Schedule:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: $100 per hour; $200 - 3 hours
*Add up to 2 people to any private lesson for $25 each.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
**Holiday Dates: 12/26/15 - 01/01/16, 1/18/2016 and 2/15/16**
2nd Annual Bakkelyka Brew - Craft Beer & Music Festival Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2016
Tickets - $25 online special; $35 at the gate; *Music Only $20; *Under 21 - $15 Tickets will be available at welchvillage.com * available onsite only - Includes: 2 hour beer tasting from local breweries (2-4pm); commemorative tasting mug; admission to music festival featuring 3 bands.
- 2016 Bands: Kind Country, Useful Jenkins, The Radio Strike - Food Trucks - Craft Beer Trailer - Fire Pits - Ski & Snowboard Sale in the Main Chalet (Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm)
2016 Beer Tasting Lineup: Stagecoach, St. Croix, Summit, Bent Paddle, F-Town, Badger Hill, Excelsior, Lift Bridge, Schells, Laguanitas, Founders, Fargo, Rush River, Great Lakes, Ace Cider, Fulton, Bells, Lake Superior, Victory, New Holland, Surly, Central Waters, 21st Amendment, Boulder.
Ski and Snowboard Swap & Sale Save the Dates: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st.
Get great deals on discounted new ski & snowboard gear from Wayne's Ski Shop and Tyrol Ski Shop.
Ski Swap Equipment Drop-Off Information
Sell your slightly used skis, ski boots, snowboards, and snowboard boots | $5 charge per item entered into swap and 20% commission on items sold. Equipment Drop-Off Hours: Tuesday 9/27 12-8pm; Wed 9/28 12-8pm; Thursday 12-8pm; Friday 9/30 8am-12pm Equipment drop off site is the Welch Village Ski Shop in the Main Chalet. Any items not sold can be picked up from 9am-7pm on Oct 4, 5, and 6.