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Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area

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Address: 26685 County 7 Boulevard, P.O. Box 146, Welch, MN
Phone Number: 651-258-4567
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Description: Ranked as a "superior ski and snowboarding resort" by Ski Magazine, this...
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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Always Fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Andover, Minnesota
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Andover, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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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 

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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 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

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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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I learned how to snowboard at Welch by taking a private lesson and it was the best money I ever spent. I spent as much time there as possible on the weekends and had a great time. There are tons of hills for all types of skiers/snowboarders of all levels.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Good ski resort. There are a lot of different slopes to try so there isn't much of a wait during high season. Slopes are maintained okay, not the best, but having several slopes to try helps....

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Rochester
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The chair lifts will take up the majority of your time which is fine but the price isn't much cheaper than a real ski area. Drop the price or increase the benefits of going.

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