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FootGolf Is Apparently A Thing … A Super Fun Thing!

Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.

05/09/2015

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‘Footgolf’ Kicks Off At Afton Alps

The new footgolf course at Afton Alps just opened. Nestled alongside the fairways and bunkers lay 18 super-sized cups, just waiting for a soccer ball to be kicked in.

05/02/2015

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Lindsey Vonn Seeks To Empower Young Girls

She grew up in Minnesota and has fast-tracked her way to the best of the best. Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier who wants to let young girls know that self-esteem is the key to anything. She is the ultimate on slopes from Minnesota, and in some respects, in the world.

04/03/2015

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Olympian Lindsey Vonn Visits Afton Alps

Skiing season is now closed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to visit the resorts. Like to meet Olympians!

04/01/2015

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Olympian Lindsey Vonn Visits Afton Alps

Skiing season is now closed but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to visit the resorts. Like to meet Olympians!

03/26/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 21, 2015)

Spring is in the air this Saturday morning, and Mike and Natalie have all the information you need to have some fun in the (almost) springtime weather this weekend.

03/21/2015

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Hit The Slopes For One Last Time

Now that spring is here, it’s time to put away your skis and snowboards. It’s the final weekend to hit the slopes at many area ski hills. Saturday is the last day to ski at Wild Mountain.

03/20/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We’re coming up on the first weekend of spring and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Twin Cities.

03/19/2015

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Afton Alps Hosts Crashed Ice Qualification Competition

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.

01/17/2015

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Olympic Skier Nick Goepper Visits Afton Alps

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.

01/10/2015

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Mike And Natalie Move From Skiing To Boarding In 2015

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.

01/03/2015

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Ski, Snowboard Season In Full Swing At Afton Alps

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!

01/03/2015

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Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of Skiing

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.

11/14/2014

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Afton Alps Fall Fair Boasts Free Chairlift Rides, Pumpkin Decorating

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.

10/11/2014

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Afton Alps Adds Beer, Wine Festival To Fall Fair

Afton Alps is holding its first Afton Alps Beer and Wine Festival this weekend.

10/10/2014

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Quick-Thinking Skiers, AED Save Teen At Afton Alps

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.

12/31/2013

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Wis. Teen Welcomes New Year After Heart Attack

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.

12/31/2013

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‘It’s Really, Really Nice’: Snowboarder On Afton Alps’ $10M Makeover

Afton Alps has been a family business for the last 50 years. But Reents’ family is marking its silver anniversary with change.

12/20/2013

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Best Activities For Kids In Minnesota Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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.

11/22/2013

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Beginner Skiing Lessons Becoming More Popular For Adults

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.

02/13/2013

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Afton Alps Ready For Vail Makeover

Afton Alps was created in 1963 by three local farmers, and over the decades thousands of Minnesotans have skied and worked there.

12/13/2012

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Vail Resorts To Buy Afton Alps

Vail Resorts Inc. has agreed to buy the Afton Alps ski area in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan for $20 million cash.

12/06/2012

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Afton Alps Tests Snow Machines, Wild Mountain Opens Early

It may only be early October, but the weather certainly has a few of us thinking it’s winter.

10/07/2012

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Midwest Tomato Fight Moves To Downtown Minneapolis

Organizers of the Midwest Tomato Fest are promising a saucy time in downtown Minneapolis.

06/30/2012

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Wander Minnesota: After Thanksgiving Dinner

Going out for a Thanksgiving buffet? Having a massive meal at home? Either way, once you’re done eating and have enjoyed the Turkey Day after-meal nap, what else is there to do?

11/21/2011