It was too cold to golf, so I decided to take up Afton Alps on their $5 lift ticket offer today (bring three items for the food shelf and get a lift ticket for $5). Tomorrow is the last day of the offer (and of the season), so if you want one last bit of metro-area skiing, this is it.
They were running four lifts (#2 through #5) and had 12 runs open in the Alps area (although it looked like the Meadows and Highlands areas still had a fair amount of snow). I spent most of the time on chair three, alternating runs on Barbi’s Challenge and Trudy’s Schuss.
The snow was really nice – it got a little slushy at the end, but there were no bare spots and it was actually a little icy in the shade.
The Alps chalet has been upgraded since the last time I was here and it was nice to see reasonably priced ski area food. It’s still mostly greasy junk food, but at least it’s cheap.