The best you can get in the Twin Cities

by: Snowguy76 - Feb 18, 2011

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Well maintained lifts and lodges, lots of runs, convenient night skiing

    Cons: Very small verticle drop, lots of young kids

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011

Full review

I've skied Afton several times--mainly because it's the best hill within short driving distance of the Twin Cities. It's very convenient to drive down there on a week night to get a few hours of skiing in before they close. However, it's crazy on the weekends with kids everywhere. The runs are VERY short. They do their best with what they have--which is a lot of horizontal space (lots of runs) but very short vertical space (small hills).

If you're looking for a weekend skiing getaway, it's much better to drive to Michigan's Upper Peninsula (4 hrs) or up to Duluth.