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Alpine Ski Racing D-Team Program

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 strong intermediate skiers and be able to ride the chairlift without the assistance of an adult to register for this program.  Strong intermediates should be able to ski most blue runs at Welch Village under control while making turns with their skis parallel most of the time.  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.

Saturday Program

Program Fee: $385 until Nov. 14th; $405 after Nov. 15th
Registration available in our Online Store:  Register Here!
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.

Saturday Practice Schedule: 9:30am - 2:30pm; break 11:30 - 12:30
Practice Dates: Dec. 14th, 28th; Jan. 4th, 18th; Feb. 1st, 15th, 22nd
Race Schedule: Jan. 11th at Afton Alps; Jan. 25th at Wild Mountain; Feb. 8th at Buck Hill; Feb. 29 at Welch Village 

Questions about the Saturday Alpine D-Team? Please contact the Saturday Head Coach, Lynn Reeves.

Sunday Program
Program Fee: $385 until Nov. 14th; $405 after Nov. 15th
Registration available in our Online Store: Register Here!
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. 15th, 29th Jan. 5th, 19th; Feb. 2nd, 16th, 23rd
Race Schedule: Jan. 12th at Trollhaugen; Jan. 26 at Wild Mountain; Feb. 9th at Buck Hill; March 1st at Welch Village 

Questions about the Sunday Alpine D-Team? Contact Peter Zotalis


Advanced Race Training Programs

Thursday Night D-Team Extra Training
A 8-week advanced training program for current Saturday or Sunday Welch Village D-Team members.  This is a fast-paced and higher level training program geared towards more experienced race athletes.  Training will include a combination of free-skiing drills, gate section drills, full gate training, video analysis, and ocassional timed trials.  

*All athletes meet in front on the SkiLink Learning Center ready to ski at 6pm each night.  Each training session runs from 6pm to 8pm. 

Program Fee: $175 before Dec. 21; $195 after Dec. 22.  Deadline to Register: Dec. 31st

Registration available in our Online Store: Register Here!


Thursday Night Training dates: 8 consecutive Thursday nights beginning January 9th and ending Feb. 27th. 
If you have a question about Thursday night training, please contact Peter Zotalis


Christmas Race Camp (Dec. 21 - 23) 

3-Day Camp:  Saturday, December 21st, Sunday, December 22nd, Monday, December 23rd
- Training will take place 9:30am-12:30pm each day
-  Free-skiing drills, gate section drills, full gate drills
- Timed GS & slalom training
- Video Analysis of all racers 
- Camp is open to current D-Team & USSA race athletes only
- Fee: $90

Registration available in our Online Store:  Register Here!

***Meeting place for all race camps located in the lower level of the Skilink Building. Please have kids ready to ski at 9:30am each day of the camp.  Meeting place each morning will be directly in front of the Skilink Learning Center building. 




Upcoming Events

  • Fall Ski & Snowboard Sale
    Fall Ski & Snowboard Sale
    with Wayne's Ski & Cycle and Tyrol Ski Shop
    10/26/18 - 10/27/18 ,
    Email: info@welchvillage.com
    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. 
    Sale hours Friday (10/25) 4-9pm; Saturday (10/26) 10am - 4pm
    *No Swap this year; this year's event will be a sale of new equipment & gear only*