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6600 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033
6600 Peller Ave SUSMNHastings55033
(651) 436-5245aftonalps.com
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People talk about croix river valley, snow tubing, mountain biking trails, welch village and giants ridge
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Michael B.
reviewed 2 months 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.
Mike R
reviewed 4 months ago
Best ski area for the Twin Cities greater metro. They can get very busy on weekends and expect lines for lifts, etc. They do run things "on the cheap" during weekdays (closed lifts/trails/chalets), but shorter lines when you ski during the week and you can also get reduced rates when you sign up for a free Advantage membership. The chalets look spotless since Epic took over ownership, but no longer can you bring food from home and microwave it in the chalet. They took the microwaves out, so now you must buy their overpriced food unless you want to tailgate it in the parking lot and bring a grill along.
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Andy LeBarron
reviewed 2 months ago
I've grown up skiing Afton Alps. Each year it has improved. Now with the 2014 improvements, Afton Alps has clearly stepped up as the best in the twin cities area.
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L Lewis
reviewed 3 months 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
reviewed 10 months 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.
Michelle Tippelt
reviewed a year ago
We went snow tubing this weekend at Afton and had a blast. The hills had just been groomed, which was perfect for an evening out with friends. The tubing chalet isn't necessarily the best quality, but they make up for it with good service and a perfect fire pit outside to warm up around. Don't let anyone tell you snow tubing is only for kids! The view also makes you think your not in MN anymore, great tree covered hills surrounding the area.