Saturday, January 11, 2014
Even though the sun didn't begin to finally show itself until it was about to set, the crowds today were still treated to great snow conditions and some warmer temperatures. On busy weekend days like this, we love to see a packed beginner hill with guests of all ages learning the lifetime sport of skiing or snowboarding. What's really cool is seeing how our ski school staff is developing in our second year of being a "PMTS Direct Parallel" ski school. We are unlike any other ski school in the country. When I learned how to ski, like most everyone still today, I was taught the wedge, or snowplow. We do not teach that at Welch Village. We teach all skiers to ski parallel from day one. We do not teach something that our guests will have to unlearn later. We also do not belong to PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) The PMTS Direct Parallel system works...it leads to expert skiing and it leads to a better experience for the guest. Ski Area Management Magazine asked me to write an article about this at the end of last season. Click Here to read the article. On a related subject, we are in need of more ski instructors. In fact, we are preparing an incentive package to begin recruiting new ski instructors asap. If you are interested, don't wait until next fall to let us know. Contact us now. We will be contacting all of our guests and season pass holders soon. If you would like a complimentary staff pass and become an even better skier yourself, you are going to want to stay tuned. Or SkiLink Performance Center trainers offer the best training clinics in the area. Most of all, teaching others to ski or ride, and becoming an active participant in the future of this sport is a truly rewarding experience.