The Pony Express

Jack Hoye races down the hill to finish out last season at Afton Alps.

Alpine ski season starts with eyes on State

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 17, 2022

"Last year, we took second at state both guys and girls. So I think that's definitely a motivation because we came so close to winning it," Jack Hoye, senior team captain said. Alpine is entering this...

Senior Carson Arco snowboards on a box at Afton Alps Resort

Carson Arco pushes himself to get better in snowboarding

Jayden Leach, Playlist Reporter March 9, 2021

Senior Carson Arco has been practicing and working hard on his snowboard skills at Afton Alps during the winter season, and skateboarding in the summertime. Arco has learned many new tricks and has created...

Winter activities leave no room for boredom

Winter activities leave no room for boredom

Ceci Charlsen, Social Media Reporter February 9, 2017

Looking for fun activities for the cold Minnesota winter, Stillwater is the place to be. There are an abundance of things to keep stay busy while waiting for summer to arrive. Students are notorious...

Skiing is a sport that people can do for the majority of their life. Many start at young ages and continue on until old.Skiing is a sport that many enjoy during the winter. There are different reasons why people want to do it. I have been skiing since I was 2 but not competitively untill I was 7.

Ski groups grow during winter

Elana Ross, Photographer January 9, 2017

Winter in Minnesota comes with cold temperatures and lots of snow. New winter sports approach and skiing and snowboarding are two popular choices for students. Recreational skiing has been around since...

Afton Alps’ Spring Fling brings the party to the hill

Zak Mantel March 15, 2014

Every year the winter season comes to an end, the snow melts, and ski resorts must close for the summer. However, Afton Alps enjoys giving one final hurrah before closing in their annual Spring Fling event....


Afton Alps preps for new season with Vail by putting in two new tow ropes, a brand new terrain park, and Epic Mix. Senior Lucas Ingalls said, “I hear my friends talking all the time about how excited they are for the terrain parks. It seems like that’s all they talk about.”

New and improved Afton Alps

Charlie Haumersen November 24, 2013

Last year, Vail bought Afton Alps, which meant lots of changes have been made to the ski resort. Work was done last summer, so the riders will see the difference this year. All employees, skiers, snowboards...

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