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Welch Village Ski Area is proud to be a part of the Minnesota Ski Areas 4th Grade Passport Program!

The MN Ski Areas Association (MSA) wants to give MN kids a chance to to get out, have fun, and get healthy this winter by hitting the Mn slopes!

MSA created a statewide program that provides every 4th grader in the state the opportunity to ski for free. The passport includes a minimum of two visits to each ski area.

What does Welch Village offer for 4th Grade Passport Holders?

MN 4th Grade Passport holders must present their passport card at the Welch Village Season Pass Window. Passport holders will be issued a 3-day Welch Village Season Pass, valid for any 3 days during the current season. This pass is non-transferable. In order to receive a free lift ticket, the 4th Grade Passport holder must present their Welch Village pass in order to receive a lift ticket. If the Welch Village Pass is not present, a lift ticket will not be issued.

**A Limited number of free ski lessons are available on Fridays at 6pm or Saturdays at 4pm in months of January and February only.  Advanced reservations (at least 72 hours) are required. Space is Limited.

**Snowboard lessons ARE NOT available with the 4th grade passport program. 

**Call the Skilink Learning Center at 651-258-4567 ext. 133 or email at skilink@welchvillage.com to see if their is availability.

**Rental equipment is NOT included for 4th grade passport holders and carries an extra charge. 

4th Grade Passport Blackout Dates at Welch Village
The Welch Village Season Passes given to members of the MN 4th Grade Passport Program WILL NOT be valid on the following dates:  March, 3, 2018;  March 4, 2018
*Free lift tickets via the 4th Grade Passport Program will also not be available to members of Blizzard and Ski Jammers on the following dates:  Dec. 16, Feb. 3, Feb 11, and Feb. 24

How do I get a 4th Grade Passport? 

MSA charges $19.95 for the passport to cover the costs of printing & shipping.

All 4th Grade Passports must be purchased online here - CLICK HERE!

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday Open NASTAR
    Friday Open NASTAR
    Dan's Dive - 7pm Every Friday Night!
    Email: racing@welchvillage.com

    We run NASTAR Friday Nights on Dan's Dive on the East Side.
    Register in Madd Jaxx! 

    Click Here for Information!

  • Lake's & Legends Saturday Sessions
    Lake's & Legends Saturday Sessions
    Live Music at Madd Jaxx Saturdays at 4pm
    Join us for live music and specials from Lakes & Legends Brewing Company every Saturday at 4pm.
  • Family Festival Night
    Family Festival Night
    Sunday, Feb. 18th!
    Get great deals for the whole family on Sunday evening, Feb. 18th! 
    $39 Learn to Ski/Ride lesson package (must be purchased in-advance online only) Space is limited.
    $20 after 4pm tickets; $20 after 4pm rentals!