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Afton Alps

6600 Peller Avenue South

For 51 years, Afton Alps has delighted the Twin Cities' families as one of the Midwest's premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort poured $10 million the fall of 2013 into re-imagining the guest experience with the base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a cutting edge terrain park.

With nearly 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night.

Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts' iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where Epic begins.


Grace Stewart

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
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

Nik Prenevost

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Great for MN riding. Weekends are absolutely insane with people here. Don't try and get there between 8:30 and 10:30am to ride like everyone else. Wait until 11 or later if possible. Lift ticket is kind of expensive ($55) for the day but Vail Resorts did a good job of stream lining the riding experience for all the people it receives. Unless it is week day, you may want to consider riding Welch Village instead because there are just sooo many people at Afton. Most chairlifts are 4 to 6 minutes long and downhill riding can be as short as 30 seconds or 1.5 minutes depending on how you like to shred the gnar.

Matt Gage

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
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).

Melissa Brown

Friday, April 6, 2018
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.

Kendall Lachermeier

Friday, July 13, 2018
Great place for a round of golf over the summer...VERY nice place for a relaxed day of golf. Very enjoyable and reasonably priced.

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