- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 4
Date Visited: Apr 19, 2008
OK...the previous reviews are not giving welch any credit....what the crap!!!
I think Welch is by far the best you can get in MN outside of the big three (Lutsen,Spirit, Giant). Obviously it's not like the mountains, but it has some great stuff!! There are some great steep runs like Chicken, Dan's Dive, and Bakki(something).Chicken is the steepest at 30 some degrees! And there are a couple "chutes" on the west side called Tree face, Rock Face, and and the lesser Lift Face. These runs are short however. Most people just bomb down them.
A strong intermediate can ski anything here. A beginner will be happy on the beginner double or the triple on the east side. An expert should not expect much.....though there are some reletively hard runs.
My favorite run is Birch Ridge. It's on the west side and is long and narrow and fairly steep.