MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Afton Alps is set to open to skiers and snowboarders this weekend.

The Hastings ski area says it plans to have five chairlifts open, beginning Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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The five lifts will service a number of runs, some of which will include terrain features.

The weekend hours will be Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Early season tickets cost $35 on weekends and $31 on weekdays. If purchased online, there’s a $5 discount.

Afton Alps says it plans to keep creating snow amidst this unusually cold November, with the hope of opening more lifts as the conditions allow.

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Afton Alps is located about 30 miles east of Minneapolis, along the St. Croix River Valley.