Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Afton Alps

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Overall Rating: 3.8

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.5
  • 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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  • 1

    Afton Alps

    by Keith Roska - 15th January 2014

    Pros: none

    Cons: new ownership is not good

    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 ... Full review

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  • 3


    by Jayne - 28th December 2013

    Pros: Good weather

    Cons: VERY LONG WAIT for a ticket!!!

    Took almost as long to get a beer as it took to get a ticket! ... Full review

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  • 4

    Makes the most of what it has to work with

    by Polekat914 - 16th December 2013

    Pros: Well groomed, lots of trails for a hill

    Cons: short vertical

    I was pleasantly surprised by Afton Alps. The vertical is short, but they groom everything well, there's plenty of snow, the staff is nice, and there are a... Full review

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  • 3

    Snow tubing hills fun but dangerous at the bottom

    by snowtuber - 10th February 2013

    Pros: Six awesome hills to chose from

    Cons: Very poor way of stopping at the bottom of the hills

    The tubing hills at Afton Alps are a lot of fun but you go down them very fast and when you get to the bottom, all you have is a fence with these bags full ... Full review

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  • 3

    Best close to St Paul

    by focker - 16th January 2013

    Pros: Lots of different Runs, Lifts, Chalets

    Cons: Crowded on Weekends

    If your like me and live in the east side of the Twin Cities then Afton is about the best you can do in the metro area. Welch may be better overall (debat... Full review

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  • 4

    Afton Alps Review

    by MNSkier97 - 5th January 2013

    Pros: Good Variety

    Cons: VERY Busy

    Afton Alps, a ski area located about 25 minutes from the Twin Cities is often very busy for a Minnesota ski area. I do like the run variety though. My favor... Full review

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