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Afton Alps

6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings, MN 55033
800-328-1328, 651-436-5245
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Hastings
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Description: Large recreation area is loaded with outdoor fun including downhill ski runs, tubing facilities, mountain biking trails and an 18-hole golf course.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I have been skiing off and on at Afton for more than 30 years. For many of those years we had season passes. My wife had always enjoyed the people that worked there as well as the skiing. I thought the runs were kind of boring, but also thought the place was well run by the staff.... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The only skiing in the east metro. Nice for beginners but has some black diamonds.also has some lessons. Is owned by vail up in Colorado.

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Gladstone, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our group of four had varying skill levels, from first-timer to moderately experienced. Afton accomodated us all, including basic lessons, and was a great place to spend a few days on the slopes without committing to a full-blown big mountain trip. The variety of hills suited everyone, and the staff was all very friendly and helpful.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Really wish Afton Alps had stayed under the same management. Upgrades they made are minimal (not sure what they did with all the money they spent) and now the customer service is awful. Very impersonal and ridged. And to top it off, it's now more expensive. Would recommend trying Welch Village over this place.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Its not Utah or Colorado but for recreational skiing in Minnesota (near the Twin Cities) Afton is okay. Of course the runs are short (its Minnesota remember...no mountains) and lift lines can be tedious but hey, where else ya gonna go for a day?. My son likes the terrain park area and I dont mind having a beer and sitting... More

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Twin Cities
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Pros: + friendly staff + easy runs for beginners + close to home Cons: + 2 hours from arrival to slope on January 19th + old, slow, kid-unfriendly chairlifts + short-short runs Concerns: + lack of information on website. While waiting in our first 45 minute line waiting for lift tickets today, an Afton associate informed us that there were... More

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Belton, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We skiied all the runs in a short two hours. There were not many challenges. Everyone was friendly. Food was not very good - about like cafeteria food.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I'm not sure where this 10million that Vail put into Afton went. I didn't see anything really that enhanced the place. It was over an hour wait for a lift ticket. Terrible!!! Lift lines were even longer with the scanning system. I think the park and jumps that they added were great for people that are doing that but otherwise... More

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Minnesota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Agree with others on the changes at Afton. Separating off a large sector for more snowboarding is a bad move. The hill never really had that much varied terrain as it was. Now if they corridor off the front 3 pitches as they like to do when they have racing events and then dedicate a full area that was recreational... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I write this post with a heavy heart as I have been a lifelong supporter of this once great regional ski area. It's strenths were it's close proximity to MPLS/St. Paul, it's wonderful scenic views of the St. Croix River Valley, it's excellent ski school and great family venue. Unfortunately, the last two attributes have been tossed away along with... More

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