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Address: 26685 County 7 Boulevard, Welch, MN
Phone Number: 651-258-4567
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Ranked as a "superior ski and snowboarding resort" by Ski...

Ranked as a "superior ski and snowboarding resort" by Ski Magazine, this area boasts 50 runs, terrain parks and a one-half pipe on Ski Bob.

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Great Local Ski Hill

Welch has been great over the years as a local ski hill. The additional of the back bowl a few years ago was a very welcome upgrade. It has a very nice feel and really enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Carl V
Eyota, Minnesota
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Eyota, Minnesota
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Welch has been great over the years as a local ski hill. The additional of the back bowl a few years ago was a very welcome upgrade. It has a very nice feel and really enjoy skiing back there. They have also upgrade the MaddJaxx bar/restaurant and the Black Diamond bar in the main chalet. Both serve great bloody marys... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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307 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We do a ski weekend with several neighborhood families every year or so. We go to ski area within driving distance of Minneapolis. We've done Welch a few times. It's pretty pricy, for it's size. If you can go when there are no crowds, it's a value since you can get lots of runs in. The chalet tends to fill... More 

Thank AndyB5542
Rosemount, Minnesota
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117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Welch is a fun ski hill for Twin City folk looking for a family friendly ski environment within a short drive of the cities. As far as vertical, Welch is probably as good as you are going to get within 45 minutes of the cities. The hill is littered with blue and green runs in front of the main chalet.... More 

1 Thank Jake B
Andover, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We just made our annual day trip to Welch Village and as always had a great time. Nice variety of runs and conditions were surprisingly good after just one snowfall (3-5 inches the day before) over the whole month of December. Last several years I've bought our tickets during their July 1st preseason sale, and will continue to do so,... More 

Thank davwess
Rochester, Minnesota
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Welch is a good place for a day trip. I've make the trek from Rochester, Mn to Welch hundreds of times over the past 20+ years. Either for night skiing, racing or simply a weekend AM of fun. Varied terrain for all kinds of skiers. If you like steeps, the Back Bowl is "ok" but frankly too short. One way... More 

1 Thank EmanRST
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I remember this place being better in previous years. Seems like the management has gone downhill, staff seems to be vaguely distant and or not very personable. On several occasions, while buying our tickets, in the cafeteria and also at Madd Jaxx bar, the employees were either talking to another employee while we were waiting or seemed distracted by something... More 

1 Thank Johnny R
Arcadia, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

our family has never experienced such a rhude staff at a ski resort . Why would a family want to bring their loved ones to be hollered at from the older men that were running the lifts. The youngest man that was there was the only nice one. we witness other families one mother get yelled at that her child... More 

Thank cindy H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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155 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Welch maybe doesn't have the best terrain park in the area, but it has 100 times better terrain for Skiing and Snowboarding. The most challenging runs at other areas (based on Fall Line and Grade) are not as challenging as many of Welch's Blue runs, and it's signature hill Look Out. The Best Chair Lifts in the area. Welch might... More 

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Roberts, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a quiet small town!. Beautiful part of the state of MN. Nice river and surrounding bluff landscape. Not a huge hill, but perfect for a morning or afternoon family getaway on the downhill slopes. Two ski chalets and nice eastside outdoor bbq/grill for winter cookout! Hit the slopes in the morning for the best snow conditions!

1 Thank Scott A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The management at welch is the worst I've ever seen, they do not and will not cater to the future of the snow sports. Their terrain park is the worst DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. It is also very expensive.

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