Afton Alps

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  • Alps? Not quite.....

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good location, Lots of Runs
    Cons: Too many kids, Short runs

    Summary: I have lived and skied in Minnesota all my life so I feel as though I have better than average first hand knowledge of most of the ski areas here. Afton Alps is an ok ski area for where it's located...in Minnesota. They have many different ... read more

  • If I cannot go too far .. Afton Alps will do.

    Feb 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Runs are well kept, many chairlifts
    Cons: slow chairlifts, no advanced/expert terrain, too much racing

    Summary: Afton Alps is conveniently located if you live in the Twin Cities area. It has about 40 runs and 20 chairlifts so lines are usually reasonably short, except during those few sunny and warm (for Minnesota standards, at least) week-ends when the ... read more

  • They're not quite alps....

    Dec 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Some of the hill have nice jumps
    Cons: It's a long way around and kinda hard to find you way

    Summary: Afton is ok. Most of the hills aren't that good, but I've boarded at better places. Although there are some hill that arent too bad. One of them is a board park that they have. I has some quarter pipes and pretty big jumps. There used to be a pretty big ... read more

  • lots of hills

    Jun 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of hills to skie on
    Cons: cold

    Summary: On this hill I learned how to ski and still learning to ski everytime I go there. The first time I went on this hill I didn't know how to ski. I started out on the small hills which this hill has plenty of for beginners. As I progressed at ... read more

  • Good for a first-timer...and an expert

    May 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good for everyone, so close to home
    Cons: Instructor a bit too advanced for me

    Summary: I have never been downhill skiing in my life. We went the Afton Alps last winter, after I had to be talked into going by my more experienced skier friends. The facilities are a bit lacking. When you first get there, you go into the ground ... read more

  • One Mom's opinion: Pretty good.

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Close by. New chalet is spacious. Something for everyone. Plenty of chairlifts.
    Cons: Old chalet is dingy. Theft is not uncommon.

    Summary: Both my kids have been skiing and then boarding at Afton for about 7 years. Things I like: It's located quite conveniently about 30 minutes east of downtown St. Paul. Parking is adequate, lift lines are usually fairly quick even on weekends ... read more

  • Close, spacious and a good value!

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well groomed, close to Twin Cities, good value, snowboard friendly
    Cons: Sometimes crowded

    Summary: Ok, given, skiing and snowboarding in Minnesota cant tend to be less than exciting, especially when compared to the grand mountains of places like Colorado or Wyoming. Still, compared to the other ski areas in the area, Afton Alps, in my opinion, is one ... read more

  • Afton Alps

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of different runs
    Cons: Lots of people

    Summary: Afton Alps is Great place to ski for beginners. They have all different types of runs for different levels of skiers. They always keep the runs keep up and groomed. It is one of the largest ski resorts in the Minnesota area. They have rental ... read more

  • Afton: where else is there?

    Jan 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of runs, close to cities
    Cons: bad snow, crowded

    Summary: Afton Alps is the Only decent snowboard area anywhere near the Twin Cities. This year has sucked for snowboarding due to the lack of snow, but afton was fast to make some. Even though it's hella crowded, the large number of runs and lifts make it pretty ... read more

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