Afton Alps facts for kids
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|Location||Denmark Township, Washington County|
|Nearest city||Afton, Minnesota|
|Vertical||350 ft (107 m)|
|Top elevation||700 feet (210 m)|
|Base elevation||350 feet (110 m)|
|Skiable area||300 acres (120 ha)|
- 25% beginner
- 50% intermediate
- 25% advanced
|Lift system||17 chairlifts
4 surface lifts
|Lift capacity||20,000 people/hr|
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.
The following are activities included at Afton Alps:
- The City of Afton
- Afton Alps
- On The Snow
- Afton Alps stats
- Hudson WI Patch article St. Croix Valley ski history
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