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hikeswithdogs 12-06-2012 03:51 PM

Holy sheep shit Vail buys Afton Alps
 
Vail Resorts Corporate | Vail Resorts to Acquire Two Ski Areas in Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan


Mind blown, living in Utah now but dam so many fun nights at AA, original member of Afton Alps First Tracks group.

bkozzz 12-06-2012 03:56 PM

will my current epic pass work at these places?

hikeswithdogs 12-06-2012 04:04 PM

Not sure but if it does as a Minnesota local you might as well just buy an EPIC pass for what they want for a normal afton alps pass these days.

turbospartan 12-06-2012 04:10 PM

Any Mt. Brighton in Michigan!

230 vertical feet of pure ice-gnar

bseracka 12-06-2012 04:51 PM

Wasn't Mt. Brighton featured in the epic 80's ski movie Aspen Extreme?

hikeswithdogs 12-06-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bseracka (Post 548845)
Wasn't Mt. Brighton featured in the epic 80's ski movie Aspen Extreme?


Aspen Extreme<Hot Tub Time Machine :laugh:

BurtonAvenger 12-06-2012 05:05 PM

Aspen Extreme is 90's

C.B. 12-06-2012 05:07 PM

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Afton is perfect for what it is.

hikeswithdogs 12-06-2012 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C.B. (Post 548850)
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Afton is perfect for what it is.

Yea I hear ya, IMO they take better care of the surface(ie grooming) than anywhere in the metro.....maybe they can talk the state park service into giving up some more land to the resort so they finally expand?

C.B. 12-06-2012 05:56 PM

Expansion would be good but I dont think that would ever happen.

I really like the kinda shitty chalet and food, and the cheap strong drinks.

It's going to turn into a urban yuppie douche fest. Fuck this just gets worse the more I think about it. You can't run these Midwest hills like a western resort.


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