Lessons for ages 11 & up

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.  All of our ski instruction programs use PMTS Direct Parallel®.

CLICK HERE to read an article featuring the PMTS teaching system at Welch Village in Ski Area Management Magazine!

All Programs below were offered during the 2013/14 Season.  The 2014/15 Lesson Programs will be updated soon.  Thank you

march Lesson Schedule ages 11+

Lessons are offered daily at the following times for the First Run Package and walk-in group lessons.  All group sizes are limited to less than 6 students.  All group lessons are 2 hours.  Group Lessons are $30 per person.  If you need a lift ticket and rental equipment, The First Run package listed below is the best option.

*15% off Season Pass Holder Discount is available with group lessons in the SkiLink Learning Center!  This discount is for the Pass Holder only.

We have limited instructor availability this time in the season.  We recommend calling ahead before arriving if you would like lessons on Weekdays.

Group lessons are available everyday for ages 6 and older until Friday, March 28th at 12pm only.


Programs for ages 11+


First Run Package

A one-day package which includes a lift-ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rental, and a group lesson. You can add a helmet rental for only $5 more.  Lessons are available according to the daily lesson schedule above.  This package is available at the Skilink Learning Center desk and ticket windows only.

2-hour beginner lesson, lift ticket and rental package - $69

After 4pm First Run Package - $59

New!  Beginner Special - $49

Includes:  A restricted lift ticket valid at magic carpet area, zero chairlift, and number one chairlift; rental equipment, and 2-hour lesson.

2-hour  lesson only - $30

Private Lessons

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.    

One hour Private Lesson - $55 

Add up to 2 guests to a private lesson for $35 each.

3-week Session

A progressive 3-week program that provides the highest value and results for those who wish to learn and/or become more profficient at the sport.  The 3-week Session program features the PMTS Direct Parallel® teaching system.  Students are grouped by ability and coached once a week for 3 consecutive weeks by the same coach.   Advanced reservations and pre-payment via our OnLine Store are required for all Session Programs.

NEW this season! All 3-week students will be given a free 2013/14 Season Pass upon completion of their 3-week session program.  Guests must complete all 3 lesssons on the scheduled session dates to receive season pass.  Guests must be beginners or low intermediates to qualify for this offer.      

Lessons, lift tickets and rental equipment - $169    Register Now!

Lessons & lift tickets - $139    Register Now!

Lessons only - $80    Register Now!

*15% off Season Pass Holder Discount is available with this program by using the Member's Only Tab in our Online Store. This discount is for the Pass Holder only.  To access the Member's Only page, you will need your pass #.  If you do not know your pass #, go to our Guest Lookup page.  Once there, look to the bottom to the line marked "Passes".  Click there to find your valid pass #.

Age 11 and up Session Schedule:

Saturday Sessions:

Session 1:  January 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 10:00am

Session 3:  Feb. 1st, 8th, and 15th @10:00am

Sunday Sessions:

Session 2:  January 5th, 12th, and 19th @ 1:00pm

Session 4:  Feb. 2nd, 9th, and 16th @ 1:00pm

All-Mountain Clinics

Are you headed out west for a mountain trip and would like to be able to ski steeper more challenging terrain?  Would you like to ski the steeps of the Back Bowl with more confidence?  Would you like to ski moguls? 

The Mountain Clinic series offers expert coaching in an exciting and welcoming environment.  Each clinic takes a student-centered approach around a specific focus and follows the type of lesson you would find at a mountain resort.  Mountain Clinics are open to skiers age 16 and older who are intermediate skiers or above.

Mountain Clinics include 4 hours of coaching and video analysis.  Clinic starts at 10am and end at 2pm. There is a break for lunch during the clinic.  Clinics must be purchased in advance in our Online Store.  Space is limited.

Cost - $90 per person/per clinic 

*15% off Season Pass Holder Discount is available with this program by using the Member's Only Tab in our Online Store! This discount is for the Pass Holder only.  To access the Member's Only page, you will need your pass #.  If you do not know your pass #, go to our Guest Lookup page.  Once there, look to the bottom to the line marked "Passes".  Click there to find your valid pass #.

2013-14 Mountain Clinics dates:  Jan. 4th, Jan. 18th, and Feb. 15th.

For more information, call the SkiLink Learning Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133 or email us at Skilink@welchvillage.com.






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