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Address: 6600 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-8760
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 21:30
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Large recreation area is loaded with outdoor fun including downhill ski...

Large recreation area is loaded with outdoor fun including downhill ski runs, and an 18-hole golf course.

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Great in the cities ski option

Have enjoyed tubing here in the past and my dad is the painter behind the chalet and it looks wonderful...well done dad!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2015
Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Afton Alps is a great place to ski but the customer service is below average. From the beginning--getting our ski tickets took forever and and the two people that helped us were incredibly rude even though the problem was on their end. They never apologized or smiled. The cafeteria workers and the waitstaff in the restaurant/bar were also rude and... More 

Thank Funsista
Flagstaff, Arizona
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219 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Have enjoyed tubing here in the past and my dad is the painter behind the chalet and it looks wonderful...well done dad!

Thank Canniff9
Maplewood, Minnesota
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124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Afton Alps is a great place to ski in MN. I love that they are now partnered with Colorado ski resorts. It makes getting a season pass a no brainer if you are heading out West. It has ski hills for all levels. The staff is helpful. There is food you can buy there or you can bring in your... More 

Thank Kristen B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Okay, driving along I-94 from Minneapolis to Wisconsin is really flat mid-western terrain. You pass these signs mentioning skiing at the Afton Alps and you go, "who's fooling who here", but had some time and decided to drive over. AA is about 10-12 miles off the freeway. As we drove over I'm looking for a mountain, a hill, a knoll... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

This is a very picturesque location. It's fun to sit in one of the chalets and watch the kids if you're not a skier. If you are a skier there are many slopes to choose from, either super easy to black diamond, and anything in between. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Mark C
Yakima, Washington
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

It's somewhat surprising to find this hidden gem in a region that looks like modest rolling hills. But once you're there, you can definitely get aerobic exercise by climbing steep, grassy hillsides, especially if you want to check out the variety of ski runs. Envision a mini-Sound of Music countryside.

Thank asis76
Chaska, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The good: - Afton is a short drive from the Twin Cities metro area. - The variety of terrain was great for our family, from beginner to intermediate to advanced and several terrain parks. - Quite a few runs that are much longer than other metro ski areas - The lift operators were very friendly and helpful. Not so good:... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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162 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

I have been going to Afton Alps this year since I purchased an Epic pass for CO skiing. A few free Afron Alps tixs come with the Epic pass since Vail now owns Afton Alps. A good central spot to park is near the rental/ski patrol area. For more advanced skiers stay on the Highland side for the longer runs.... More 

Thank dive2tennis
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Afton Alps is a good place to learn to snowboard or ski. The facilities are clean and well cared for. The groomers do an excellent job of preparing the slopes and the staff at the ski school are friendly, knowledgable, and inexpensive. With only 400 vertical feet, single speed lifts, and older rental equipment, you're not going to feel the... More 

Thank Robzranger
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Enjoyed our day at Afton Alps. Pretty easy drive from Minneapolis, lots of runs, plenty of space and not too crowded. Food at Paul's restaurant was good, too, with nice beer selection.

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