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Afton Alps
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6600 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033
6600 Peller Avenue SouthUSMinnesotaHastings55033
Ski Resort, Recreation Center
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For 51 years, Afton Alps has delighted the Twin Cities’ families as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort poured $10 million the fall of 2013 into re-imagining the guest experience with the base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a cutting edge terrain park.

With nearly 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night.

Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where Epic begins.

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"Looking forward to getting a season pass next year!"
"I tried a bunch of ski areas in this area and Afton is by far the best."
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"We went snow tubing this weekend at Afton and had a blast."
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Joel Z
3 months ago
I've been going to Afton Alps for around ten years now. I haven't seen anything change even when vail bought them. The runs only last 30 seconds to a minute and everything is way over priced. I don't really bother skiing in the twin cities due to the small size of the hills. This place is one of best in twin cities but I'd say its worth the trip to go to spirit mountain in duluth or lutsen.
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John Reents
2 months ago
Had a great time with my family this holiday season! We skied, snowboarded, and enjoyed the awesome food!
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Shawn Clifford
in the last week
Was my first Ski Experience and enjoyed every slope I was able to get on. Its well worth it, in my opinion for a first timer. Season pass 2015-2016: bought
Michael B.
a year ago
I enjoyed my experience at Afton. One thing that stood out was the staff, they were extremely nice and always said hello. At night especially, it can be a bit difficult to get around the place. If you are one who loves terrain parks, rails and jumps, this place is for you. Terrain parks for beginners, intermediates, and pros.
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Jonathan Wilson
4 months ago
Place is super fun. It's the midwest so of course it's small, but the snowmaking is on point, the park is great, and it's got a positive vibe. If you're looking for real mountains, obviously go to Colorado, but if you're looking for a local way to get away from Minneapolis' endless sprawl and get some turns in, Afton Alps is pretty awesome. As a added benefit, if you get a season's pass, its good at a slew of resorts in Cali, Utah, and Colorado, so vacations end up being basically free if you can make it out there.
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Kyle Olson
3 months ago
Rediculously priced. Can be over $100 a day for two people that bring their own gear. Prices of around $50 dollars a day should be reserved for actual mountains. At a place for families, they have a tough time appealing to those that only ski here a couple of times a year and don't wish to purchase season passes.
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L Lewis
a year ago
Just before our first time visit, we read a comment from yelp review dated on 26 Dec 2013 that this place has been taken over by Vail and has 1 hour line waiting for ticket. When we got there today 28 Dec 2013. The ticket line was ~15 minutes, but the chair lift lines are awfully long all over the mountain, we had to wait for 20 minutes on almost every chair lift. But each run only took us about 3 minutes the most to finish!! Sometimes the chair lift will stop in the middle. On 1 and 2 occasions, it stopped twice within the very short distance?? The runs are not very well sign-posted. We read signs stating that kids under certain ages have to be accommodated. However, this rule is not enforced at all! Considering that we have skied all over the country including Keystone and Heavenly, which is the same owner. This facility is very disappointing to say the least! Every chair lift definitely needs replacement on speed and loading capacity! Where does the $10 million improvement go?
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Andrew Braun
a year ago
Awesome mountain biking! It's a lot more "legit" then you might expect. The main trail has plenty of nice downhills, mild "jumps", and banked turns. Even if you're not skilled at mountain biking, you'll definitely like the ride. If you're up for a challenge, there are plenty of side trails that are difficult yet enormously fun.


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