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Afton Alps, Hastings

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#6 of 15 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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  • Beginner, intermediate or advanced snow boarder or skier this is a great destination. Come in the morning if you want the terrain more to yourself! It can get so busy and populated by late afternoon and evening. Now, if you want good food, pack it! I bring fruit & snacks as their food is all bar food, deep fried or high fat options. They could improve with offering healthier options and thus 4 stars... but the slopes on good days is 5 stars
  • Variety of runs for all skill levels. I think 4 chalets, two at the top and two at the bottom. 10+ chair lifts. Restaurant with a bar and fireplace, great food. Not very busy on weekdays. Blows snow if not adequate, well groomed. Three terrain parks, one has a tow rope and the other two are part of runs. Fire at the base and top of hill to keep warm.
  • 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).
  • Hadn't been here in several years. New RFID lift cards were a nice feature, however some lift lines were long because there was only one person scanning and many chairs were sent up the hill empty because of it. I had an old gift card from before the Vail purchase that they still honored and even gave me a new one because the magnetic strip was faulty. Overall great customer service, would just be nice to have an extra person scanning lift tickets.
  • I've been to Afton twice now, employees are very friendly and helpful. The lift ticket price is about where it should be for this size ski hill (I wouldn't call it a mountain). The hilll is very wide as it stretches around the terrain. The vertical drop is not Long or tall as some other mountains in upper Michigan. However, the terrain parks is the only reason I am giving this a 5 star(other wise it's a 4 in my book). Plenty of jumps rails and boxes. Multiple terrain parks all at different skill levels. I plan on going again in a week or two.
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