Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers & riders the responsibility for a great experience.
Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
Welch Village Ski Area Policies
Welch Village reserves the right to operate lifts and slopes according to skier/rider traffic and weather conditions. We also reserve the right to revoke the ticket of any skier/rider without warning or refund for reckless, out-of-control skiing/riding or the failure to be under the rules of the Responsibility Code. Drugs and Alcohol: We reserve the right to deny the use of the area facilities to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Theft of Services: Skiers/riders without lift ticket will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Welch Village is not responsible for lost or stolen property. We recommend that all skiers/riders use our ski check area or personal locks for protection of equipment. We expect courtesy and respect among all our skiers/riders to preserve the enjoyment of the sport for everyone. Photography: With purchase of services, we reserve the right to photograph people and events for use in advertising or publicity for Welch Village, without personal consent. Helmets: Helmet use is considered an individual option for both skiers and riders. Parents are encouraged to log onto www.lidsonkids.org for more information.
Drone Policy: Unmanned aerial drone use by guests or the media is prohibited without prior written approval of this ski area. Click on Terms and Conditions for more information.
2nd Annual Bakkelyka Brew - Craft Beer & Music Festival Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2016
Tickets - $25 online special; $35 at the gate; *Music Only $20; *Under 21 - $15 Tickets will be available at welchvillage.com * available onsite only - Includes: 2 hour beer tasting from local breweries (2-4pm); commemorative tasting mug; admission to music festival featuring 3 bands.
- 2016 Bands: Kind Country, Useful Jenkins, The Radio Strike - Music starts at 2pm and ends around 8pm
- Food Trucks - Craft Beer Trailer - Fire Pits - Ski & Snowboard Sale in the Main Chalet (Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm)
2016 Beer Tasting Lineup: Stagecoach, St. Croix, Summit, Bent Paddle, F-Town, Badger Hill, Excelsior, Lift Bridge, Schells, Laguanitas, Founders, Fargo, Rush River, Great Lakes, Ace Cider, Fulton, Bells, Lake Superior, Victory, New Holland, Surly, Central Waters, 21st Amendment, Boulder.
Ski and Snowboard Swap & Sale Save the Dates: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st.
Get great deals on discounted new ski & snowboard gear from Wayne's Ski Shop and Tyrol Ski Shop.
Ski Swap Equipment Drop-Off Information
Sell your slightly used skis, ski boots, snowboards, and snowboard boots | $5 charge per item entered into swap and 20% commission on items sold. Equipment Drop-Off Hours: Friday 9/30 8am-12pm Equipment drop off site is the Welch Village Ski Shop in the Main Chalet. Any items not sold can be picked up from 9am-7pm on Oct 4, 5, and 6.