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Final Weekend At Afton Alps

Posted Saturday, March 28th, 2009 08:42 pm GMT -5 in Mini Posts, Skiing

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.

7MM Afton Alps Photo Gallery

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm