Afton Alps Opens Championship Caliber Disc Golf Course

07 July 2016
AFTON, Minn. – July 7, 2016 – Afton Alps, in partnership with Vibram, the worldwide leader in high performance soles and partner of Vail Resorts, is pleased to announce the opening of a championship caliber disc golf course. The course is designed to provide a high-level, challenging disc golf experience set against stunning hilltop views.
“We are excited to partner with Vibram to utilize the vertical and rugged terrain of the hillsides of Afton Alps as a footprint for a disc golf course.” said Joe Yasis, general manager at Afton Alps. “Plus, the view makes for a great backdrop.”
“Vibram has been creating rubber lugged compounds for footwear since 1937, but it was only a few years ago when Vibram Disc Golf was established,” said Steve Dodge, Vibram Disc Golf business manager. "It was then that Vibram introduced the X-Link, the first cross linked material to be used for disc golf, which is now changing the sport. It’s exciting to create such high-caliber course in one of the sport’s top markets."
The course opened on Friday, July 1, with a grand opening celebration to take place on Saturday, July 23.
Additional Details
  • Fees: $10 for a day pass. Play as many rounds as you would like, or your lungs and legs can handle.
  • Opening Special: July 1 through July 24 (grand opening weekend) – Buy one pass, get one free.* (*both golfers must be present at the time of purchase and both passes must be used that same day)
Additional details can be found at Tee times can be made by calling 651-436-1320.
About Afton Alps
For over 50 years, Afton Alps has delighted Twin Cities’ skiers and snowboarders as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort with nearly 300 skiable acres, 48 trails, 18 lifts, and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night.
Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where Epic begins. For more information, please visit
About Vibram
Vibram is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world’s greatest climbers and athletes. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest, K2 and a host of the world’s tallest peaks. Today, the company works with premium brands including Merrrell, Danner, La Sportiva, Lowa, Red Wing, Sperry, Scarpa, The North Face, and many more. Vibram’s Five Finger shoe line is on the cutting-edge of the minimalist footwear trend. Please visit us at or follow us and our innovative products and services on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest.



Pam Hoye, Afton Alps,, 651-295-2110
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