Minnesota

Afton Alps Ski Resort

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Overview

Afton Alps sits along the rolling hills of the scenic St Croix River Valley. Surrounded by Afton State Park, this sprawling area offers enough runs to keep a skier or snowboarder busy both day and night just exploring the whole layout. Spread out along a wedge-shaped ridge overlooking the river valley, it's massive for a Midwest ski area. With 48 trails, four terrain parks and 18 chairlifts, there's also enough terrain variety to keep a family of skiers happy.
No on-site lodging but there are numerous hotels, motels and inns within 10 minutes of the ski area.

Inside Scoop

The ski area is located just 30 minutes east of the St. Paul area where there are restaurants, clubs, cafes, bars, and movies. Ski school has group and private lessons, camp, special programs for youth/adults/women, and the Alpine Club for teen racers. Rental shop has complete inventory of skis, snowboards and snowblade rentals for all ages.

Plan Your Trip

Afton Alps Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

15"
9"
6"
3"
0"
1"
Nov
12"
Dec
10"
Jan
12"
Feb
6"
Mar
0"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

34%
Beginners Runs
37%
Intermediate Runs
29%
Advanced Runs
37
Runs in Total
0.5 mi
Longest Run
250 ac
Skiable Terrain
250 ac
Night Skiing
250 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 21

1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
14
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1530'
Summit
350'
Vertical Drop
1180'
Base

Important Dates

December 11, 20222022/12/11
Projected Opening
March 20, 20232023/03/20
Projected Closing
135
Projected Days Open
135
Days Open Last Year
59
Years Open
60"
Average Snowfall
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