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Afton Alps, Hastings

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Afton Alps is a ski area, which hosts a collection of ski and snowboard trails, located along the St. Croix River in the northeast corner of Denmark Township, Washington County, south of Afton, Minnesota in the United States. There are nearly 300 acres (1.2 km2) skiable at Afton Alps. The ski hill has 300 feet (91 m) of vertical drop. The Alps often utilize artificial snow for maintaining the slopes. There are a total of 50 trails with 18 chairlifts, two conveyor lifts, and two rope tows in the Landing Zone Terrain Park. There are six chalets, including the Meadows Chalet, the Highlands Chalet, the Alpine Chalet, Landing Zone (also has a Yurt) and the Alps Chalet (Main Chalet). During the summer, Afton Alps operates an eighteen-hole golf course and wedding receptions / hall rental.

On December 6, 2012 it was announced that Afton Alps has been sold to Vail Resorts of Colorado.
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  • This is my favorite ski area in Minnesota, the hill is great. Since I’m an instructor (for skijammers not Afton) find that some of the hills are great for beginner skier  more »
  • I grew up skiing there about 50 years ago. I am sure it has changed a lot since then, but it is interesting to know, they built hills to have a greater vertical drop and longer runs. There too many...  more »
  • I used to go to Afton Alps as a kid, had a great time. Now to take my kids, I remembered why I love it then, and enjoyed the wooded beauty there. There are numerous trails for all abilities and...  more »
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  • They have really improved the hill. There is a couple terrian parks scattered around with one large, dedicated area. The runs are a little short but you can enjoy many different runs. Chalet is spacious and welcoming. There's usually a couple wood fires outside that you can sit by.
  • Disc golf course is a mostly wide open and very well kept 18-hole course located on the back 9 of the golf course. Course can be difficult to navigate without map. Costs $8 but worth it.
  • Wish there was mountains in MN but Afton does an amazing job with what we have near the Twin Cities!! Always making snow and the bars have pretty good food if you need to come in from the cold and sit by the fire!
  • Great skiing for Minnesota. Most lifts and runs. Would be better if in busy days they had all lifts open.
  • Afton had such a great atmosphere! The park is very large so even when it was crowded it didn't feel like it was. I really enjoyed how you could traverse across the park on skis or snowboard to get to other parts. The runs are fairly diverse and posed different challenges. It is definitely a place I would like to come back to.

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