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Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort

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Overview

Opened in 1938, the Arizona Snowbowl, located near Flagstaff, is one of the longest running resorts in the West, having been open for more than 80 years. Located on the San Francisco Peaks with a stunning view of Agassiz Peak, skiers and riders have access to over 700 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 2,300 feet.

Where Is Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort Located?

Located right outside of downtown Flagstaff, it is about a 30-minute drive to the resort. Some companies offer shuttle service to the mountain. The nearest airport is the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, which is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines. The largest nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is 123 miles from Flagstaff.

A limited amount of lodging is within walking distance of the slopes. Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins is located 7 miles northwest of Flagstaff on Hwy. 180 (No pets). Flagstaff, 14 miles away, has more than 4,000 rooms available. Another lodge a short drive away has 25 cabins.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • Before heading to the mountain, be sure to stop at Tourist Home All Day Cafe. It offers everything from a quiche of the day to a full breakfast. 52 South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Lunch

  • Voted best in Flagstaff for many years, Fratelli Pizza is a great lunch spot not too far from the mountain. 1850 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Dinner

  • Josephine’s Modern American Bistro offers a selection of American Fare that can be paired with a bottle of wine from the restaurant’s long wine list. 503 North Humphreys Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Après/Nightlife

  • With a changing mix of beers and live music, Hops on Birch is the perfect chill atmosphere that you need after a long day on the mountain. 22 East Birch Avenue #2, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Terrain

Terrain

The base elevation of this Flagstaff ski resort is 9,200 feet, and the lift-served elevation is 11,500 feet. Total skiable acreage is 777 with 32 runs. Seven chairs service the area, where the terrain rating is 37% beginner, 42% intermediate and 21% advanced, and freestylers will find the Sunset Terrain Park a good place to practice on the boxes. There are four terrain parks, including Hart Prairie Start Park for beginners, Humphrey’s Progression Park for intermediate and those wanting to improve their skills, and Round Up Rail Garden, which offers small and medium rails.

The longest run is two miles, and the area receives 260 inches of snowfall on average. The season runs from mid-November until the end of April.

Inside Scoop

Kids 10 and younger can receive a free Power Kids season pass that’s good for different resorts, including Snowbowl, Hesperus, Purgatory, Nordic Valley, Pajarito and Spider Mountain.

Besides the winter sports, Snowbowl ski resort also offers summer activities, including disc golf, hiking, mountain biking, summer tubing, ropes course, barrel rolling, trampoline, ranger talks and more. At the ski/ride school, there are kids’ lessons for children 8 to 12, and the SkiWee and MiniRider snowboarding programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7. Teen and adult lessons are also available.

Plan Your Trip

Arizona Snowbowl Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

61"
39"
26"
13"
0"
11"
Nov
34"
Dec
51"
Jan
45"
Feb
35"
Mar
4"
Apr
1"
May
0"
Jun

Terrain Overview

25%
Beginners Runs
50%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
48
Runs in Total
2 mi
Longest Run
777 ac
Skiable Terrain
104 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

1
High Speed Sixes
2
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

11500'
Summit
2300'
Vertical Drop
9200'
Base

Important Dates

November 25, 20212021/11/25
Projected Opening
May 01, 20222022/05/01
Projected Closing
122
Projected Days Open
122
Days Open Last Year
84
Years Open
260"
Average Snowfall
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