• 6600 Peller Ave. S, Hastings, MN 55033
    www.aftonalps.com
    651-436-5245

     

    With nearly 300 skiable acres, 48 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night.

    Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where Epic begins.

    Ski and Snowboard Hours and Ski Shop

    Daily 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

     

    Ski & Snowboard School Office Hours

    Mon - Wed, & Fri 9 am - 8:30 pm

    Thursday: 9 am - 9:30 pm

    Sat and Sun: 9 am - 8 pm

    651-436-5245 Alps Office

     

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    26685 Co Rd. 7 Blvd, Welch
    (651) 258-4567
    www.welchvillage.com

     

    Resort Opening
    1965
    Elevations
    Valley Floor: 700 ft. 
    Summit: 1060 ft. 
    Vertical Rise: 360 ft.
    Skiable Terrain
    140 acres
    Average Annual Snowfall
    45 in.
    Average Length of Season
    Mid-November to late March
    Trails
    60
    Snowmaking

    160 units with 100% trail coverage

    Location
    40 minutes South of the Twin Cities
    40 minutes North of Rochester
    15 minutes Southeast of Hastings
    Lift System

    5 Quads
    1 Triple
    3 Doubles
    1 Moving Carpet - open during lessons only and is intended for lesson guests.  
    (The Magic Carpet is open to public 3-7pm Sat & Sun)*
    1 Rope Tow

    Welch Village reserves the right to open/close chairlifts, runs, or complete operations due to weather, snowmaking, grooming, skier traffic, or other factors.

    2018-2019 Skiing & Snowboarding Hours: 

    Early Season (December 1st - December 23rd) 

    Monday: 3pm - 9pm
    Tuesday: 3pm - 9pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
    Thursday: 10am - 9pm
    Friday:  9am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 10pm
    Sunday: 9am - 9pm

    Holiday Hours

    Christmas Eve: 9am - 2pm
    Christmas Day: CLOSED
    Dec. 26th & 27th: 9am - 9pm
    Dec. 28th & 29th: 9am - 10pm
    Dec. 30th:  9am - 9pm
    Dec. 31st: 9am - Midnight
    Jan. 1st: 9am - 9pm
    Monday, January 21st (MLK): 9am - 9pm
    Monday, February 18th (President's Day): 9am - 9pm

    Mid-Season Hours (January 2nd - March 3rd) 

    Monday: 10am - 9pm
    Tuesday: 10am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
    Thursday: 10am - 9pm
    Friday:  9am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 10pm
    Sunday: 9am - 9pm

    Late Season Hours (March 4th - Closing) 

    Monday: 3pm - 9pm
    Tuesday: 3pm - 9pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
    Thursday: 10am - 9pm
    Friday:  9am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 10pm
    Sunday: 9am - 9pm

     

  • Cross Country and Snow Shoeing Cross Country and Snow Shoeing

     

    SPRING LAKE PARK 
    8500 127th St E, Hastings, MN 55033

    Spring Lake Park offers cross country ski trails with spectacular views. Click on the link above to view trail maps, hours, and rules and regulations for Spring Lake Park Reserve’s trails.

    AFTON STATE PARK 
    6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

    Afton State Park also offers cross country ski trails. With 12 miles of cross country trails, you can choose beginning to advance and intermediate levels. Click the link above for more information on Afton State Park trails.

    CARPENTER NATURE CENTER
    12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN 55033

    Carpenter Nature Center has beautiful snow shoeing trails and hosts a special moonlight snow shoeing event gear for adults.