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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3

    Afton Alps Review

    by filterban - 10th November 2006



    Afton's the best area within 15 miles of the Twin Cities. It's usually crowded but it has decent variety and decent size. The grooming usually isn't that ... Full review

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