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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.


Kids Carvers

Carvers has become our signature kids ski instruction programs 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. We offer three types of Carver programs, all of which cater to various ability levels and motivations.

Mini Carvers (ages 4, 5, & 6 year olds)

A 4 - week semi-private lesson program for kids age 4-6. Each week will include a 1.5 hour semi-private lesson which will begin on the magic carpet area and eventually move onto the beginner chairlift area. Space is limited. 

Dates: Saturdays on January 7 & 21; February 11 & 25 ONLY
Time: 2;00pm - 3:30pm 

Full Package Fee - $299
Package includes: Lessons, lift tickets, and rental equipment for all 4 weeks
Coaching Fee Only - $219


Green Carvers

A program for newer skiers age 6-12 (by 12/1/17) that will focus on parallel ski movements in order to increase balance and confidence on more difficult terrain. There is a low instructor to student ratio in this program to ensure a high level of personal feedback and coaching . 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.

Green Carvers Session 1
- Program fee: $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Saturdays
- Includes coaching 9:30am - 12:30pm on the following dates only: Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6
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Green Carvers Session 2
- Program fee: $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Saturdays
- Includes coaching 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the following dates only: Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6
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Green Carvers Session 3
- Program fee: $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Saturdays
- Includes coaching 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the following dates only: Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
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Green Carver Session 4
- Program fee: $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Sundays
- Includes coaching 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the following dates only: Dec 3, 10, 17, 31; Jan. 7, 14
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Blue Carvers

A program for skiers age 7-14 (age by 12/1/17) 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 try some black terrain and ski more challenging terrain with more confidence. Blue Carvers is also a great program to build racing skills before entering the Welch Village D-Team race program. Space is limited.

Blue Carvers
- $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Sundays (non-consecutive)
- Includes coaching 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the following dates only: Dec 10, 31; Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18
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Black Carvers

Black Carvers is a program for intermediate skiers age 9-14 (as of 12/1/17) who are seeking a more challenging lesson program. Black Carver coaches will focus on building a technique that will enable the students to ski with more confidence on all-mountain terrain in various snow conditions.

Black Carvers
- Program fee: $279 until Oct. 31st; $299 starting Nov. 1st (price does not include the cost of season pass/lift tickets)
- 6 Saturdays (non-consecutive)
- Includes coaching 9:30am-12:30pm on the following dates only: Dec 9, 23; Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17
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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.


Lesson Questions? Please call the SkiLink Performance Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133. You can also email us at skilink@welchvillage.com

Monday-Tuesday
3pm to 9pm
Wednesday-Friday
10am to 9pm
Saturday-Sunday
9am to 9pm

Upcoming Events

  • Warren Miller Film Tour
    Warren Miller Film Tour
    Oct. 27 - 28

    Join us at the State Theatre in Minneapolis for the Warren Miller Film Tour and the premier of this year's film, "Line of Descent". 
    Click Here for details and tickets!