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Afton Alps


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Afton Alps


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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

217

Rank in
Region

16

Rank in
State

3

Best time for snow at
Afton Alps
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Afton Alps

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 55" per year
Snow Quality Rank

213

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

212

Afton Alps is ranked No. 212 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

2.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

90.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

212

Afton Alps is ranked No. 212 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

213

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Afton Alps

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
13
score
94.1
Snow Volume
rank
212
score
25.3
Snow Quality
rank
213
score
18.5

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

350 ft

1530 ft
Base Elevation: 1180 ft

Slope Aspects

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The Skiing

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A few words on the Snow at Afton Alps

Afton Alps has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 55 inches snowfall, due to its location near Minneapolis.

Accumulation and Preservation

Afton Alps' cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking. Rain is about as frequent as in the Northeast but rarely as intense. The limited acreage can be more easily restored with snowmaking and grooming than at larger and steeper areas in the Northeast. Relatively flat Midwest ski terrain will routinely melt/freeze in warm weather or March sun.