The Welch Village Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Team is a freestyle twin-tip and snowboard development program administered under the Midwest Sports Development League (MSDL), which provides a team and competitive venue to develop the freestyle skills of each athlete. If you’re interested in learning to grind rails or catch big air in the terrain park, with the chance to showcase your skills in a competitive environment, this program is for you! We have a dedicated staff of highly experienced freestyle skiers and snowboarders who can teach you anything from the basics to the more difficult advanced level tricks as you progress in ability. We strive to deliver a fun, safe, learning environment for all athletes to unlock their full potential regardless of age, gender or ability. Our team is growing, and we’d love to have you be a part of it! Come out and join us and build a lifetime of friendships and confidence!
Athletes need to be between the ages of 6-17. Age is determined by birth date on September 1st. All athletes must be strong intermediate skiers/riders and must be able to ride the rope tow and chairlift without the assistance of an adult. All athletes are required to wear helmets at all times.
Sunday Practice Schedule:
The program consists of 7 training days at Welch Village and 4 competitions at other local ski areas (see competition schedule below). All practice sessions will be held in the Welch Village Terrain Park. The team will practice on Sundays from noon-3:30 pm on the following dates: December 15 and 29, January 5 and 19, February 2, 16, and 23.
Coaching Fee: $365* for Sunday practices and competitions. (Lift tickets not included)
*Early Registration Pricing: If registered and paid before 11/14/19, the coaching fees will be $340 for Sunday practices and competitions.
REGISTRATION for the 19/20 Season is open through December 7th: Register here!
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. Sunday competitions run from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.
Job Fairs Thursday, October 24th and Saturday, October 26th
One of the best ways to earn a spot on the Welch Village team is to attend one of our Job Fair events. We are holding a Job Fair on both Thursday, Oct. 24th (4-7pm) and Saturday, Oct. 26th (10am-2pm) in the main chalet at Welch Village. Meet our department managers, learn about available job positions, and interview on the spot!
Fall Ski & Snowboard Sale with Wayne's Ski & Cycle and Tyrol Ski Shop
A huge sale with great deals on brand new skis, snowboards, boots, and winter gear. All items provided by Wayne's Ski & Cycle and Tyrol Ski Shop. Great deals on used gear us well. All Swap information listed on FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/506461376588947/ Sale hours Friday (10/25) 4-9pm; Saturday (10/26) 10am - 5pm