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Afton Alps, USA

Afton Alps ski holidays

Established in 1963 the American ski resort Afton Alps lies at ? metres altitude in the Minnesota region of the American ?? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Afton Alps is Minniapolis at a distance of 41km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
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?%  Intermediate Trails
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Advanced Trails
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?%  Expert Trails
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Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Afton Alps snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Afton Alps snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) $? - $?
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs ?km
total length of Afton Alps trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 0.9144km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Afton Alps area faces
Top Altitude ?m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude ?m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude ?m
centre of Afton Alps ski resort
Vertical Drop 107m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 107m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Afton Alps web cams
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Skiing in Afton Alps

37 pistes and trails means approximately ?km of runs. 21 Afton Alps lifts have capacity to transport 20000 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 0.9144km.

The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Afton Alps after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Afton Alps

Of the 21 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Afton Alps is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Afton Alps Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 4 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Afton Alps" by any other name

The American resort is also known as and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Afton Alps slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Afton Alps has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Afton Alps

Afton Alps ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Afton Alps Ski School and has 250 teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 5.aftonalps@aftonalps.com ? 4365245

Afton Alps for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Afton Alps for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Afton Alps for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Afton Alps for snowboarding  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Afton Alps

Afton Alps snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Afton Alps: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Afton Alps

Afton Alps snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Afton Alps non skiing facilities also include ?.

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