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Address: 26685 County 7 Blvd, Welch, MN 55089-4470
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+1 651-258-4567
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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 bubblesReviewed February 23, 2015
Carl V
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Eyota, Minnesota

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Lake Elmo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best hills in TC area, best ski school and very good food in cafeteria. A number of years ago Welch Village greatly increased its snowmaking capability. They have consistently good snow.

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Thank Bill_Hanggi
Brookings, South Dakota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up skiing at Welch Village and this was my first time skiing at Welch in quite a few years. I was pleased with the additional lifts that have been installed, new runs that have been cut (especially the back bowl that opened up more black diamond runs), and facility improvements made at the main lodge. My sons and... More 

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Thank Todd S
Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a frigid day, but the staff were great. First time skiing for my 11-yr old daughter. The learning staff were great! Everyone from getting her set up with rentals to her instructor (LauraLee?). Also the rental staff were great and very helpful getting my wife and myself set up.

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Thank HawkFaninMN
West Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple days here over spring break! Great fun, reasonable prices, friendly, accommodating staff. Loved it!

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Thank Momwdm
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

I took my son to Welch Village yesterday, it was our first trip. We wondered if Presidents day would be busy and it was. Our biggest complaint was that we rented gear and they were out of ski poles. Now if they were really busy and all of the skis were rented I could understand this, however only about a... More 

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Thank jldetter
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

I'm 56 and took beginner lessons at Welsch (yes, new girlfriend). I signed up for the 3 weekend lessons but it was 1 degree the first Saturday and less than that the next so I didn't go. To help catch up I took a Learn It lesson on a Thursaday night, since no one else showed up I had a... More 

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Thank Joe F
northern wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Great day on the hills to get ready for Colorado trip. Drove in from Wisconsin. Backbowls still had nice fresh deep powder(6 days after snowfall) to prepare us for Colorado. Lifts comfortable and fast, good variety of hills considering in Midwest. Employees were all friendly, lots of smiles, snowboard instructor Tim did a great job with my intermediate boarders, great... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Three children (ages 7, 8, 9) and grandma (50+) took 'first-timer' lessons today. It was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. Sign-in was smooth. The teachers were attentive and patient. We really liked the Edge approach. Easy to learn. Grandma learned quickly and felt confident. Rode the chair lift and came down the Green slope. The children had a... More 

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Thank Joy S
Eyota, Minnesota
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Carl V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

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 

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