This past weekend Welch Village and others honored Patrick Peters at the annual fall D-team picnic. After 20 years, Patrick is stepping down from his position as the director of our Saturday junior ski racing program. The D-team program, which Patrick was so instrumental in building, symbolizes everything that is special and unique about the sport of skiing. Today, there are countless youth hockey, soccer, baseball etc. leagues that require huge time time requirements on parents to watch their kids play in tournaments and league games. Skiing on the other hand, allows the entire family to participate and enjoy the sport together all of the time. That's what makes our D-team program (and others in our area) so rare. Most, if not all, of the parents of D-team athletes in both our Saturday and Sunday programs ski themselves. Patrick and our other coaches have built a community of passionate skiing families. Pictured below is Patrick with a group of coaches from the picnic this past weekend. Thank you Patrick for helping to build such a great program for so many families in the past, present, and future.