WHAT: Families on the hunt for holiday adventures need look no further than our local slopes — Afton Alps. The resort has a fun lineup of winter break events that will keep everybody active and energized during the most wonderful time of the year.
First: Ski with Santa, an afternoon of sharing the ski runs with jolly old St. Nick himself! Santa will be cruising the runs, and inside the lodge, we’ll have special hot toddies and toasty treats in Paul’s Pub. It’s a great way to cross some names off the winter shopping list as well. We’ve got stocking stuffers, gift cards, and for families who prefer experiences to material goods, the Afton Alps 3-Pack. At $109 for adult, $99 for child, it’s three days of skiing for the price of two—a major discount, and with no restricted days.
Afton Alps will also have a spectacular, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, giving away “Party Like It’s 1999” EpicMix pins on the chairlifts, lighting a warming bonfire, shooting off fireworks, and toasting the new year with food and drink specials. Guests who buy a late night (9:30 p.m.) lift ticket at the Alps Office can return the next morning to ski January 1 for free on the same lift ticket.
And for those looking for a life-charging, life-changing New Year’s resolution, Afton offers the “I Will Ski” program, a multi-week instructional class that concludes with free Elan skis! Sign up for the package of four lessons, lift tickets, FREE skis & bindings for only $349. It’s also available to snowboarders, with FREE Burton equipment. Great for parents looking to learn to ski or board alongside their kids, and as a way to get ready for a trip to ski at one of Afton’s sister slopes.
WHO & WHERE: Afton Alps, a winter adventure destination for generations of Minnesotans, is nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, less than a 30-minute drive from the Twin Cities. It offers nearly 300 skiable acres, 48 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks. Minnesotans who haven’t visited in the last few years will be in for a surprise: after being purchased by Colorado-based Vail Resorts, this sprawling resort poured $10 million into re-imagining the guest experience with refreshed base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and cutting-edge terrain park designs.
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