Sunrise is good local hill for us Arizonan's. I learned to ride there and have been back every year since then (1993). I've made fresh tracks in 14" of powder and I've hit the rocks,trees, and ice too. You have to plan your trips according to the weather. I've been boarding all over the country and it certainly doesn't compare to Tahoe or Colorado, but at 46/tkt -I don't think they are trying to. Snowing this weekend-I'm heading up!