Welch Village Ski Resort

Welch Village Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Welch, MN.

Welch Village is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Welch Village Ski Resort.

Welch Village Lodging:

Welch Village Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Welch Village has a total of 50 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Welch Village is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 125 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 51 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
125(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Welch Village Ski Resort Elevation

Welch Village Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,060 feet, or 323 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 360 feet (110 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Welch Village has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,060'(323 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
360'(110 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
700'(213 m)

Welch Village Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
28.6out of 100
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Welch Village is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 31% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 360 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Welch Village has 125 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Welch Village is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 31% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% trails are rated as intermediate.
31%(39 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(63 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
19%(24 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Welch Village Ski Resort good for beginners?

Welch Village is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 31% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Welch Village Ski Resort Location

Welch Village Ski Resort is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Welch, MN.

Welch, MN 55089 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.56000, -92.74000

Getting to Welch Village Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Welch Village Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.56000, -92.74000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Welch, MN to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Welch Village Ski Resort.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN32 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Welch Village.

Rochester International AirportRSTRochester, MN47 mi
Chippewa Valley Regional AirportEAUEau Claire, WI65 mi
La Crosse Municipal AirportLSELa Crosse, WI87 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Welch Village Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Welch Village Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Afton AlpsHastings, MN1,530 ft30%20 mi
Buck HillBurnsville, MN1,225 ft26%29 mi
HylandMinneapolis, MN1,075 ft25%36 mi
Coffee MillWabasha, MN1,150 ft35%37 mi
Wild MountainTaylors Falls, MN1,113 ft34%64 mi
Mount KatoMankato, MN540 ft37%70 mi
Mt. La CrosseLa Crosse, WI1,110 ft35%91 mi
Powder Ridge Ski AreaKimball, MN790 ft23%93 mi

Welch Village Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,060 ft
Base Elevation700 ft
Vertical Drop360 ft
(31% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  19% Expert)
Skiable Acres125
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Welch Village Ski Resort Mountain Stats