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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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  • 5

    A little icy during the day, but after 5pm Skiing is WONDERFUL!

    by GoWild32 - 11th February 2012

    Pros: Icy during day (Because of man made snow)

    Cons: Some runs are a little narrow

    Afton in my opinion is the best ski resort in Minnesota and is a great place to ski with friends. I have been there about 5/6 weekends including yesterday, ... Full review

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  • 4


    by skimom2010 - 26th February 2011

    Pros: Many runs, cheep food

    Cons: Expensive lift tickte

    Afton is a good ski hill, but not great. The Alps are steep but very short, and the Highlands are longer but very narrow and the runs intersect in many pla... Full review

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  • 3

    The best you can get in the Twin Cities

    by Snowguy76 - 18th February 2011

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

    Cons: Very small verticle drop, lots of young kids

    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 ther... Full review

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  • 4

    Afton Alps

    by horselover61 - 23rd January 2011

    Pros: 48 runs and 18 lifts

    Cons: busy pricey more for beginners and intermediates

    Afton Alps is very busy and pricey. Good terrain park. The snow is very average. Food is good yet expensive. Good grooming and greasy lifts.... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Metro skiing!

    by johnny mack - 7th March 2010

    Pros: More bang for your buck!

    Cons: Watch out for the kids

    I learned to ski here, and I have been skiing at this ski area since 1976,and I love every bit of it.I have seen this place go from one chalet and t-bars to... Full review

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  • 1

    Poor food service!

    by Laura N - 30th January 2010

    Pros: There are none

    Cons: LONG waits!

    We have been coming to Afton for over 10 years. The food service in the bar area is a DISASTER!! One cook, one bartender and 20 people in line. The manage... Full review

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