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Overall Rating: 3.7

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 52.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.4
  • Nightlife
  • 2.2

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 31%
  • Beginner
  • 41%
  • Families
  • 59%
  • Intermediate
  • 47%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 22%
  • Advanced
  • 25%

Helpful Highlights:

Since the resort was purchased by Vail Resorts they have lived up to the promise of the out west experience here in Minnesota. High prices, employee's that ...

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  • 2

    Okay if Not For Greasy Lifts

    by gregarious - 17th December 2009

    Pros: Decent Run Variety

    Cons: Not worth the dry cleaning

    Overall, this place could have been above average for the greater Minneapolis area. However, the absence of some type of very simple grease guard at each t... Full review

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  • 5

    Geat Skiing area

    by masterski - 6th December 2009

    Pros: rarely icy, many lifts, Long runs(for MN) variety

    Cons: can get lost if your not use to the place

    The lifts normally go fast. Everyone there is friendly. Large enough so that there are not many lines. The snow is always great.... Full review

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  • 4

    It's Just Afton

    by sjcleve - 10th November 2009

    Pros: Close to the citties, decent parks, decent terrain

    Cons: Lot and lots and lots of kids. $40 weekend tickets

    Afton is by far the closest area to the cities worth going to. Hy and and buck hill are jokes in my opinion. The terrain is decent at afton. There are som... Full review

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  • 1

    Not good

    by Marko17 - 10th July 2009

    Pros: its large area lots for kids

    Cons: Unattended kids, teenagers running crazy, the slope of the entire area

    No insults huh, well afton scores LOW. They took out the midweek 9-5 deal because they said people would abuse it by staying past 5. HELLO have your lift... Full review

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  • 4

    Good Times

    by sdiestler - 10th March 2009

    Pros: Variety

    Cons: short hills

    There is plenty of variety at Afton. Lots of green runs but plenty of blue and black runs to keep you entertained. There are several terrain parks to play a... Full review

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  • 4

    Afton Alps Review

    by Brian57 - 25th January 2009

    Pros: Big Area (For Minnesota)

    Cons: Hard To Get Around

    This was my second time skiing in my entire life. As a Florida native and this ski resort being only the third one I have ever been to I thought it was act... Full review

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