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Welcome to Welch Village!
Information about the 2023-24 season

Lift Tickets & Season Passes

Lift Tickets: Must be purchased online in advance. We will not be selling any lift tickets in-person at the window. Ticket sales could be limited on certain time periods.
Season Passes: Must be purchased online. If you have already purchased your season pass for this seasonCLICK HERE to obtain your season pass card. 

  • All season pass holders are required to present their season pass card every time they wish to ski/ride at our outdoor ticket windows at the main chalet or at Madd Jaxx during operating hours and obtain/wear a lift ticket.  On weekends & holidays, we usually have a ticket window reserved for only season pass holders. 
  • Season Benefits
  • Season Pass FAQ's
Ski & Snowboard Rental Equipment

All ski and snowboard rentals must be purchased online in advance. We will not sell ski and snowboard rentals in-person at the window, with the exception of high performance skis and snowboard rentals (which are first come, first serve).

Cashless Operations
Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area wants you to have an effortless time with your friends and family so that you can make lasting memories. As of November 2023, our resort has moved to cashless payments only. Simply swipe, insert, or tap your credit card, debit card, or smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay where you would normally use cash. It's faster, safer, and always secure. E-gift cards are also available for purchase at welchvillage.com. E-gift cards provide a QR code that can be used immediately for payment at our resort.
Indoor Chalet Policies

These policies are meant to create a positive and enjoyable experience for as many guests as possible during their visit to Welch Village. 

  • All items such as bags, shoes/boots, coolers, and containers are not allowed to be stored at tables, on tables, under tables, on the floor, or around any seating area while you are skiing/riding at Welch Village.  All personal items must be stored in a seasonal locker, daily paid locker, or in a cubby/"coat hook"  area.  There is a cubby/"coat hook" area on both the first floor and second floor of the main chalet. If lockers and/or cubby areas are full, personal items must be kept in your vehicle.  WV staff reserves the right to move unattended items that are left in seating areas to a designated location. 

  • Carry-on food is allowed in designated areas only. We do ask that guests keep carry-on-food to a minimum on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and during *holiday hours. *Holiday hours: December 26 - December 30th, January 16 (MLK), February 20 (President's Day).  All tables and seating space is reserved for guests purchasing Welch Village food and beverage during these peak periods. We recommend keeping large containers of carry-on food items in or at your vehicle at all times. 

  • Guests are not allowed to set up food/snack tables for groups of other guests at anytime; even during weekdays. Reserving & "guarding" tables for more than 30 minutes is not allowed.  

  • Crock pots, hot plates, electric coffee/hot chocolate pots not allowed at in our buildings due to fire code. 

  • There is a 30 minute time limit per table on weekends and during holiday hours to ensure that all guests are given a chance to use our seating & tables. We have a limited amount of tables on peak visit days and this policy is intended to offer more table & seating opportunities for more guests. 

  • No carry-on alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere on Welch Village property as per MN Statue 340A.512.  This includes all parking areas and on all WV property.

Food and Beverage
  • Madd Jaxx will be open Wednesday - Sunday and during holiday hours.  However, if we experience staff shortages, Madd Jaxx may close at anytime. 
  • Food Service & Jaxx Hours will be listed on our hours page, however, may be subject to change at any time if we experience staff shortages. 
  • See Hours Page here.
  • Cashless - A reminder that our Food & Beverage operations will be cashless going forward. 
Ski & Snowboard Lessons

All lesson programs must be purchased in-advance and online. The vast majority of all of our lesson programs are available on weekends and during holiday hours only.

Which runs and which lifts will be open? 

Our Snow Report is updated on a daily basis and provides all important information such as: trail status, chairlift status, snow conditions, and snowmaking updates.  

Operating Hours

Please see our hours page HERE

Parking Lot Policies & Campers

Campers, buses, and trailers are not allowed at anytime in our parking lots.  Busses are only allowed with pre-arranged groups like ski clubs, schools, roving ski schools and race teams. 


We do not allow dogs in any of our buildings, on patio areas & decks, or on our snow.  If your dog comes with you to the ski area, we ask that your dog stays in your vehicle and parking area. 

See all additional Welch Village policies HERE


Upcoming Events

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