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Afton Alps, Hastings

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Ski Area · Nature / Park
Afton Alps is a ski area, which hosts a collection of ski and snowboard trails, located along the St. Croix River in the northeast corner of Denmark Township, Washington County, south of Afton, Minnesota in the United States. There are nearly 300 acres (1.2 km2) skiable at Afton Alps. The ski hill has 300 feet (91 m) of vertical drop. The Alps often utilize artificial snow for maintaining the slopes. There are a total of 50 trails with 17 chairlifts, two conveyor lifts, and two rope tows in the Landing Zone Terrain Park. There are six chalets, including the Meadows Chalet, the Highlands Chalet, the Alpine Chalet, Landing Zone (also has a Yurt) and the Alps Chalet (Main Chalet). During the summer, Afton Alps operates an eighteen-hole golf course and wedding receptions / hall rental.

On December 6, 2012 it was announced that Afton Alps has been sold to Vail Resorts of Colorado.

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  • I'm just a kid and learned to ski this year. The lessons are fun if you get Jamie or Old Tom. They have really easy and really hard hills. Also, amazon jumps the highlands and meadows. Come Soon!  more »
  • This is my favorite ski area in Minnesota, the hill is great. Since I’m an instructor (for skijammers not Afton) find that some of the hills are great for beginner skier  more »
  • They have really improved the hill. There is a couple terrian parks scattered around with one large, dedicated area. The runs are a little short but you can enjoy many different runs. Chalet is spacious and welcoming. There's usually a couple wood fires outside that you can sit by.
  • Disc golf course is a mostly wide open and very well kept 18-hole course located on the back 9 of the golf course. Course can be difficult to navigate without map. Costs $8 but worth it.

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