Still hoping to compete in Red Bull’s Crashed Ice Competition next weekend? Here’s your chance to qualify. Afton Alps is hosting the first International Ice Cross Downhill Rider’s Cup this weekend. It’s the first of four events across the world, but Afton’s track is unlike any other.
Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper won the bronze at the Sochi Olympics and Gold at the 2013 X Games. He did some skiing at Afton Alps Saturday before hosting a Q&A session with young skiers and riders.
If you’ve ever wanted to try skiing or snowboarding, why not attempt it in 2015 by starting with a lesson. With that in mind, WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak — both skiers — decided to branch out and try snowboarding.
Ski and snowboarding season is in full swing at Afton Alps. The hill is open, with 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks. And there’s plenty of snow!
The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.
A place that’s known for its winter activities is celebrating a different season this weekend.
Afton Alps is holding their Fall Fair and Swap.
Afton Alps is holding its first Afton Alps Beer and Wine Festival this weekend.
A Wisconsin teenager is alive, thanks to the quick-thinking of those around him. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was skiing at Afton Alps Saturday when he collapsed. He doesn’t remember very much from that day, but those who helped save his life remember everything.
The new year is starting out on a high note for a Wisconsin teenager who nearly died on the slopes of Afton Alps. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was snowboarding with his brothers Saturday afternoon, when he had a heart attack.
Afton Alps has been a family business for the last 50 years. But Reents’ family is marking its silver anniversary with change.
After the turkey and stuffing have been gobbled up, take the kids to burn some energy over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Entertain them (and tire them out) at one of these Minnesota favorites.
We know lots of Minnesotans enjoy downhill skiing, but did you know that not all of them started skiing as kids? Increasingly more people are picking up the sport in their 30s and 40s.
Afton Alps was created in 1963 by three local farmers, and over the decades thousands of Minnesotans have skied and worked there.
Vail Resorts Inc. has agreed to buy the Afton Alps ski area in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan for $20 million cash.
It may only be early October, but the weather certainly has a few of us thinking it’s winter.