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Afton Alps, Hastings

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#6 of 12 in Winter Sports in Minnesota
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  • Great option for things to do without the snow on the ground. There is a Mountain Bike Trail, there is regular golf, frisbee golf and something we had never seen before was Foot Golf played with socce...  more »
  • It is Midwest skiing and yes it is not the mountains but in terms of options for the Midwest it is the best ski resort within an hour of the twin cities.  more »
  • This was our first time skiing... (well at least for myself and my two children). The people at Afton Alps were pleasant (in the ticketing area). I do not know what an average price to ski was but I t...  more »
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  • Best local skiing in the Twin Cities. There's a reason Vail bought this place and dumped in a bunch of money. Great vibe. Friendly staff. Interesting terrain for all levels, and lots of snow guns to make early season a bit more enjoyable. And, good training center, particularly for kids. Also, an emphasis on ski/snowboard parks. Brings a little bit of the West to Midwest skiing. Bit more expensive than other more quaint hills, but the extra money is worth it in terms of experience (coming from a former out West - CO - 40+ day/season skier).
  • My husband and I had a group lesson from Bill. He did an amazing job! Extremely patient and encouraging. Gave each person great feedback and took us from nervous novices to somewhat confident beginners! More than worth the $25!! Definitely recommend the training, especially with Bill.
  • This place is difficult to bring young kids that more advanced than the bunny hill. There is a lot of flat land that requires a lot of pushing and with young kids that is difficult. Many of the areas on the hill don't connect or are connected by a single chair. The majority of the chairs are 2 person, but it appears most if not all have safety bars which is awesome and better than most in the area.
  • Check what's open before you go. The snow was good, but not many runs were open. This is the second time I have been here where a large number of the runs weren't open. The reason I drove further and paid more is for more options. Staff both in and outside were great.
  • Good snow even though they have had to make most of it this winter. Very convenient for the Twin Cities. I really like that you can buy your lift tickets online now.

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