The Welch Village D-Team is a ski development program which provides a junior racing venue to develop the skiing 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 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 birth date on Sept. 1st. All athletes must be at least intermediate skiers and be able to ride the chairlift without the assistance of an adult. Skiers should be able to ski all green runs and most blue runs at Welch Village under control while making turns in order to register for this program.
All athletes are required to wear helmets & goggles at all times.
Program consists of 7 training days at Welch Village and 4 races, 3 of which take place at other ski areas in the area.
Program Fee: coming soon! Includes: 11 weeks of coaching, 7 practice days and 4 races.
Practice days are available on the below Saturdays listed only. Saturday athletes cannot practice on Sundays. Coaching fee does not include the costs of a Welch Village season pass or lift tickets for away races.
Questions about the Saturday Alpine D-Team? Please contact the Saturday Head Coach, Lynn Reeves.
Program fee: coming soon!
Includes: 11 weeks of coaching, 7 practice days and 4 races.
Practice days are available on the listed Sundays below only. Sunday athletes cannot practice in the Saturday program. Coaching fee does not include the costs of a Welch Village season pass or lift tickets for away races.
Sunday Practice Schedule: 12pm - 4pm; break 2-2:30pm Practice Dates: Dec. 17, 31; Jan. 7, 14, 28; Feb. 11, 18 Race Schedule: Jan. 221@ Powder Ridge; Feb. 4 @ Wild Mountain; Feb. 25th @ Buck Hill; March 4th@ Welch Village
Questions about the Sunday Alpine D-Team? Contact Peter Zotalis
Thursday Night D-Team Training
An 8-week extra training program for current Saturday or Sunday Welch Village D-Team members. Training takes place on 8 Thursday nights from 6-8pm. All athletes meet in front on the SkiLink Learning Center. Thursday night training sessions will include a combination of free ski and gate drills as well as full course training.
Program Fee: $150 Thursday Night Training dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2nd