Since first opening in 1965 with 6 runs, a t-bar lift and rope tow, Welch Village has expanded to include 60 runs on 3 mountains which includes the Back Bowl which opened in 2009.  Our runs are also serviced by 9 chairlifts, one surface lift and a rope tow. We also have 178 snow guns. Of the runs Welch offers 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, and two terrain parks.  There is a large ski and snowboard school, two rental shops and two chalets with full service food and beverage.  With 120 snow guns, man-made snow can cover the area during a snowless season.
Days and Hours of Operation

  » 10:00am to 9:00pm
  » 9:00am to 10:00pm
  » 9:00am to 9:00pm


Welch Village Snow Report

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area

  • 24 hour:0"
  • 48 hour:0"
  • lifts open:0
  • min base depth:0"
  • max base depth:0"
  • trails open:0
Full Report

Parks and Pipes

Terrain ParkNumber of ParksNumber of Features
Half PipieHalf Pipe CommentsLast Cut
N/A N/A N/As
Night SkiingTubingNight TubingTubing Lanes
No No No 0

Mountain Stats

Top ElevationVertical DropTotal TrailsSkiable Acres
1060 ft/323 m 360
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
700 ft/213 m 1200 20 44
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 4
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
1 4 0 1

% of Acres
% of Trails36

% of Acres
% of Trails33

% of Acres
% of Trails26

% of Acres
% of Trails5
Rental EquipmentAvailableFor ChildrenFor Adults
Alpine Yes Yes Yes
SnowBoard Yes Yes Yes
Telemark No No No
SnowSkates No No No

About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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