Adult Ski Lessons (Age 11+)

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®.


Lessons will not be available Tuesday Feb. 17th and Wednesday, Feb. 18th, and Thursday, Feb. 19th due to cold temperatures. 

First Run Beginner Lessons

The First Run Beginner Lesson is designed for guests who are new to skiing or haven't skied for a few years. The 2-hour lesson will focus on introducing parallel ski movements in our beginners area.  If you are more of an intermediate skier, please consider the Mountain 3 Clinics or Private Lessons.

Full Package- $69  Register Online
Includes:  2-hour lesson, all day lift ticket, rental equipment

After 4pm Full Package - $59

First Run Beginner Lesson Schedule:

Saturdays:  10am, 1pm, and 5pm
Sundays & Holidays:  10am, 1pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12pm and 3pm
Thursday & Friday: 12pm, 3pm, 6pm

*lessons at 10am & 1pm Jan. 19 & Feb. 16

Mountain 3 Clinics

These 2-hour lessons are designed for guests who have some skiing experience and would like to learn or enhance parallel ski turns using more balance & confidence.  The max number of students per instructor will be 3.

Full Package - $79
Includes:  2-hour lesson, all-day lift ticket, and rental equipment

Lesson & Lift Ticket Only - $69

Lesson Only - $45

Mountain 3 Clinic Schedule:  

Saturdays & Sundays:  1pm ONLY
Fridays:  6pm ONLY 

multiple day lesson programs

3-week Beginner Session

A progressive 3-week program that provides the highest value and results for those who wish to learn and/or become more proficient 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.

Each student will receive a season pass for the remainder of the current season once they complete the program.  The season pass will be issued ONLY if the guest is present for all three specific scheduled session dates.

Lessons, lift tickets and rental equipment - $179    Register Now!

Lessons & lift tickets - $149    Register Now!

Lessons only - $90    Register Now!

2014/15 3-Week Session Dates:

Saturday Sessions:

Session 1:  Jan. 3rd, 10th, and 17th @ 10am-12pm Each Week 

Session 3:  Feb. 7th, 14th, and 21st @ 10am-12pm Each Week

Sunday Sessions:

Session 2:  Jan. 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 1pm-3pm Each Week 

Session 4:  Feb. 8th, 15th, and 22nd @ 1pm-3pm Each Week

pmts 4-day ski camps

We are offering three PMTS ski week camps at Welch Village during the 2014/15 season.  Until now, this level of instruction has only been available to the public through Harb Ski System in Colorado and Austria. Please use the links below to read the full descriptions of the camps. 


Green/Blue Camp - December 20 - 23, 2014
Short Turn Camp - January 20 - 23, 2015
Blue/Dark Blue Camp - February 17-20, 2015

Space is limited, register today in our OnLine Store.

Private Lessons

Get one-on-one attention from an experienced coach. 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.    

Private Lesson Schedule:

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays:  2-Hour - $150
Monday-Thursday:  $60 per hour

*Add up to 2 people to any private lesson for $25 each.








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Saturday, Feb. 21st

Get your Schell's Bock Beer Poked at this popular event at Madd Jaxx. 

1980's Retro Party with Fulton Brewing
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More details coming soon!

Wayne's Ski & Cycle
Spring Ski & Snowboard Sale

Wayne's Ski and Cycle will be here with their annual ski and snowboard sale on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th.  Times to be announced.

Spartan Race Weekend
March 7-8 at Madd Jaxx

The Spartan Race Street Team will be here March 7th/8th to promote the Minnesota Spring Spartan Race at Welch Village which is on June 27th, 2015.

Last Chance Weekend Open NASTAR!
Saturday, Feb. 21st & Sunday, Feb. 22nd


Lookout - One GS course and One SL course both Saturday & Sunday 12pm-2pm.
Fowl Play - Two stubbie GS Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-2pm.

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