Just to be fair.
Welch rarely opens their lifts on time (especially when I'm there early). They don't run the comfortable Lookout lift as often as I think they should. I don't even bother with the back bowl anymore. IMO it has a poor layout, it's very crowded, it's too short, and ripe for crashes/collisions at the bottom. Lots of sewage smell near Madd Jaxx and the ski school. I hear they may be raising season ticket prices again next year.
It's still my favorite in the twin cities area.