All ski instruction and race coaching at Welch Village uses the Primary Movements Teaching System(PMTS)®. Welch Village is the Midwest Center for PMTS and the only licensed PMTS Direct Parallel® ski resort in the country.
For beginners, this means learning expert ski movements on their first day. Our PMTS trained instructors will never teach you something that you will have to unlearn later like the wedge or snowplow. Instead you will receive a logical system of coaching which promotes balance and confidence.
In our race programs, PMTS enables our race coaches to teach the same movements that world cup racers use. Our PMTS certified Skier Alignment Center offers alignment services including custom footbeds, boot canting and plating, and indoor as well as on-snow assessments.
We also offer All-Mountain Ski Camps, similar to those offered by Harb Ski Systems in both Colorado and Austria. The 2016/17 Ski Camps are listed below, space is limited.
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PMTS Ski Camps at Welch Village
Until now, this level of instruction has only been availble to the public through Harb Ski System® in Colorado and Austria. Guests age 16 and older can sign-up for these camps. Please use the links below to read the full descriptions of the camps.
2016/2017 PMTS Ski Camps
Green Camp This 3-day camp is designed for novice to low-intermediate skiers who are looking to improve their technique, gain better control, and work towards more difficult terrain. The camp will include 3 hours of on-snow lessons per day and will also include plenty of feedback, time to practice, and video analysis.
- 3 days: December 16-18 - 9am-1pm each day - Cost: $450 - Space is limited Register Now!
Short Turn Camp A good, short-radius turn is required to ski the entire mountain. Whether you aspire to ski steeps, moguls, powder, or ice, we will help you develop a short turn to ski all conditions with more confidence and control.
- 2 day weekend camp: January 28-29 - 9am-3pm each day - Cost: $300 - Space is limited Register Now!
Women's Only Camp (new) A 2-day camp designed for women skiers who are looking to improve their technique, gain better control, and ski more of the mountain. This camp is divided into two groups based on ability. The green camp is for more of the novice to low-intermediate skiers. Blue Camp is designed for women who are already comfortable on green terrain and would like to learn carving and/or better speed control and confidence on more difficult terrain and variable snow conditions. A great deal of personal feedback and video analysis is included.
- 2 day weekend camp: Feb 4-5 - 9am-3pm each day - 2 ability groups: Green & Blue - Cost: $300 - Space is limited Register Now!
Blue/Dark Blue Camp This 3-day weekend ski camp is designed for intermediate to advanced level skiers who would like to develop better control and balance in their skiing. Most of the camp is spent on groomed terrain. However, some of the camp can be spent is moguls and steeps depending on your motivations. If you would like to ski mountain terrain with more confidence, this is the camp for you.
- 3 days: President's Day Weekend, Feb. 17-19 - 9am-3pm each day - Cost: $450 - Space is limited Register Now!
Friday 1-Day Camps (new)
Green/Blue Day Camp - Friday, Dec. 30th - 10am-3pm - This one day camp is designed for novice to intermediate level skiers who are looking to improve their technique, gain better control, and work toward more difficult terrain. - Cost: $200 - Space is limited Register Now!
Carving Camp - Friday, Jan. 27th - 10am-3pm - A one day camp designed for intermediate skiers looking for more performance and control in their skiing. This lesson will help you to develop a carved short and medium radius turn in your skiing. - Cost: $200 - Space is limited Register Now!
Bumps Camp - Friday, Feb. 24th - 10am-3pm - Spend a day learning how to ski moguls with more confidence. There will be two groups in this camp: Beginner bumps and Intermediate bumps. - Cost: $200 - Space is limited Register Now!
EMAIL us if you have any questions about our ski camps OR if you would like to set up personal private lessons with an accredited PMTS instructor at Welch Village.
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 - Music starts at 2pm and ends around 8pm
- 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: 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.