Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 1530ft
    Summit
  • 350ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1180ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 13
  • 2
  • 18
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    30%

  • Intermediate Runs

    49%

  • Advanced Runs

    21%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    48

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Night Skiing

    250 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    250 ac

  • Snow Making

    250 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/22/202004/01/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    135
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    57
  • Average Snowfall
    60"

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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.

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Afton Alps Reviews

Tom
12th April 20193
I learned to ski here so I'm biased but I think Afton is great for what it is. It has a lot...Full review
Cobe
20th February 20195
It's great because it's part of the Vail Family. They want you to buy an Epic pass, however - it's busy because...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation