We are excited to announce that Welch Village will again be offering a Freestyle D-Team in 2016/17! The Welch Village D-Team is a snowboard and twin-tip development program which provides a team & competitive venue to develop the free style skills of each athlete. Welch Village is part of the Midwest Sports Development League (MSDL). The program emphasizes safety, enjoyment, fun, and learning at all times.
Any skier or snowboarder can join the Welch Village D-team as long as they fit the age and ability requirements. Athletes need to be between the ages of 6-17, age is determined by birthdate on Sept. 1st. All athletes must be strong intermediate skiers/riders and must be able to ride the chairlift and rope tow without the assistance of an adult. All athletes are required to wear helmets & goggles at all times. Program consists of 7 training days at Welch Village and 4 competitions at other local ski areas. All practice sessions will be held in the Welch Village terrain park.
The team will practice on Sundays only from noon-4pm on the following dates: December 11 and 18; January 8, 15, and 29; February 12, 19
There are 4 competitions that our team will participate in during the season, all of which are at other local ski areas. For each competition, each athlete is required to purchase a lift ticket at the host ski area. Competitions include both slope-style and big air events with judges.