Afton Alps

6600 Peller Ave S
Hastings, MN 55033

Learn to SkiField TripsGetting There

Hours of Operation: usually opens for skiing and snowboarding in November

Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and Saint Paul, this sprawling resort reimagined the guest experience in 2013 with rennovated base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system and a new cutting edge terrain park.

Nearly 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks.

Homeschool Learn to Ski

Offered on second Wednesdays from December through March.

Target age range: ski lesson are available for ages 4 & up and snowboard lessons are available for ages 8 & up

Lift tickets: $20 for ages 17 and under
Life tickets: $25 for ages 18 and up

Learn to Ski/Snowboard Lessons: $5 for ages 8 & up
Learn to Ski Lessons: $25 for ages 4–7 years

Ski or Snowboard Rental: $18

Registration: pre-registration is required at least one week in advance, call 651-436-5245 to register

For more information, visit

Field Trips

Plan a great winter outing while getting a great deal with special group rates that are versatile, easy to organize, and offer activities for everyone.

Minimum group size: minimum of 15 people for lift ticket discounts to apply.
Group minimum is 10 people on Community Discount Days.

  • Advanced reservations are required and prime dates fill quickly.
  • Coordinators, chaperones and leaders may receive complimentary lift tickets and rentals, depending on the size of your group.
  • Chaperone/coordinator must pick up all tickets.
  • Multi-visit discounts, catering, box lunches, and lodging options.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard

Learn to Ski/Snowboard field trips for for 5th-8th grade are available Monday through Friday throughout the winter season. Your students will build confidence and control while learning to safely ski or ride down the slopes. Taught in a station format, progressing at an individual pace from equipment fitting to turning and stopping. Experienced students pass through stations and ski independently.

Community Discount Days

Select days throughout the season offer a smaller group minimum and additional discounts on lift tickets, rentals and lessons for groups.

For more information, call 651-436-5245, ext. 200 or ext. 206, or visit

Getting There

Driving Directions: see

Information subject to change. Please check with Afton Alps for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Aug 16, 2017.