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by: Tom - 12th April 2019

  • 3
  • 5Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 1Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 3Overall Value
Great place to learn, lots of progressively harder runs, convenient to Twin Cities
Runs are very short, can be very busy

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I learned to ski here so I'm biased but I think Afton is great for what it is. It has a lot of runs and a gentle progression of difficulty across those runs, with small steps up in difficulty from a true bunny hill up to some black runs that would count as short but somewhat difficult blue runs out West. It's a great place to learn, and the relatively large number an wide variety of runs continues to keep it interesting. They can't do much with their lack of vertical, and they're kind of expensive. They have lots of lifts and on busy days that helps some, but the slopes do get crowded, and it can be hard to get down a hill that's jammed with falling skiers and snowboarders.

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  • Tom (12th April 2019)

    I learned to ski here so I'm biased but I think Afton is great for what it is. It has a lot...

  • Cobe (20th February 2019)

    It's great because it's part of the Vail Family. They want you to buy an Epic pass, however - it's busy because...

  • Jo Hlbrk (23rd December 2018)

    Too many people and Terrain parks. Do not recommend. Go to Welch Village instead for longer runs. It’s like 10 mins further...

  • Pat (23rd January 2018)

    I showed up after work to snowboard after a 10 inch snow day and they closed early. Traditionally open until 930 they...

  • Triston Schmalzbauer (31st October 2017)

    I go to Afton Alps nearly every week through my high school, so I see it in lots of different lights. First...

  • jhinessmu (8th February 2017)

    I know skiing in the midwest is a joke but this place really takes it the extra mile, especially since Vail took...

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