Afton Alps

6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings , MN (Driving Directions to Afton Alps)
Last Updated: 10/26/2016 12:29 AM

Afton Alps Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals

Afton Alps Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 9 Beginner
  • 29 Intermediate
  • 10 Advanced
Afton Alps is a ski resort located very close to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Afton Alps has a monstrous 18 ski lifts on 48 acres covering 300 acres of skiable land. Your hard will race with the variety available at Afton Alps, as 30% of the terrain is meant for expert, 30% for beginners. Three terrain parks give snowboarders and skiers some ... exciting rails, jumps and more. Snowmaking, grooming, night skiing, lodging, sledding, instruction, and rentals make Afton Alps a full service resort. Afton Alps offers some of the best variety and is one of the biggest in the area. Read more

Afton Alps Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Afton Alps Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 18

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 48

Weekend Hours


Afton Alps Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,180 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

350 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,530 ft

Afton Alps Ski Pictures and Photos

Afton Alps Reviews & Tips (8)

Took my 5 yo here for her first ski lesson. They do a great job with close to 1-2 ratio of trainer to student. For adults the runs were a bit choppy but the snow has been tricky this year. Nice hill for a beginner to lower intermediate. Pricing is steep so look for deals.
Afton Alps review written Jan 01 2016 - 05:14 PM
Adam Beginner Skier
Best skiing near the twin cities. Most variety of runs. Snow is always in great condition. Grand children love the slopes as much as I do.
Afton Alps review written Nov 10 2014 - 08:16 PM
Mike Czech Intermediate Skier
Afton is close to our home and it is a nice place to ski when it is not busy! I find on the weekends that their hills are very jammed packed and their is no security keeping the kids from cutting through the woods and flying out almost hitting people! This place can be VERY DANGERIOUS for someone who follows the rules cause NO ONE ELSE DOES!!!! I have seen kids jump off lifts and because the Clearence is low you almost fall off the lift trying to avoid the jumpers! Also too many people like to knock a few back and then jump on the slopes! A impaired skier is just as DANGERIOUS and a impaired driver! I just think this place is in MUCH NEED for improvement with safety but I think their interest is in ticket sales!
Afton Alps review written Feb 17 2013 - 05:07 PM
Heidy Intermediate Skier
The have now installed a local cell phone tower and both At&t and Verizon get full bar coverage in the entire ski area. This is new this year and and a great addition. Afton gets VERY crowded at times and I recommend weekday skiing here very much as the hill is almost empty. Friday nights are a zoo with dozens of buses full of local high schoolers filling the hill and skiing out of control in large groups. Best in the metro though, no doubt.
Afton Alps review written Jan 07 2013 - 08:38 AM
Larry Advanced Skier
Oh! And almost forgot...if you want wi-fi (or service) FORGET ABOUT THAT! There is no service whatsoever! (i have At&t 4g) And am not sure if this is the case for all carriers, but just a litte heads up.
Afton Alps review written Dec 08 2012 - 09:10 PM
T Intermediate Snowboarder
This is a great place, although, early in the season the snow tends to be icy and chunky, leading to more injuries. The terrain park is very fun, and the runs are varied...wish they were longer though. Overall this is just a fun place to be, whether you're hanging out at the bar..watching the campfire, or going down the hardest hills, this place has something for everyone.
Afton Alps review written Dec 08 2012 - 09:07 PM
T Intermediate Snowboarder
Best place in the twin cities area. Lots of runs, lots of lifts. There is plenty of variety for every level. The only drawback is that everyone else thinks the same about it, It gets pretty crowded.
Afton Alps review written Aug 06 2012 - 06:22 PM
Devin Intermediate Snowboarder
I grew up skiing at Afton Alps! The runs are not very long, but there are a great variety of slopes and a lot of areas specifically for snowboarding. They also have a tubing hill, which is pretty fun. If noting else, it's a pretty location in the hills of Afton, MN.
Afton Alps review written Jan 14 2011 - 01:23 PM
Stacy Intermediate Skier

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