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Arizona Snowbowl

 

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Conditions


 

Snow Report 

Average Annual Snowfall: 260"

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Airlines operating from Phoenix include Aeromexico, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Great Lakes, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Midwest (now Frontier), Southwest, Sun Country, United, US Airways and WestJet. 

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION  

Directions to Snowbowl From I-17
Once you reach Flagstaff, continue north on Milton Road for 3 miles. Milton will go under the railroad tracks and the road will bear to the right. Take a left at the first stop light (Humphreys Street). At the third stop light (Hwy 180), turn left. Continue 7 miles to Snowbowl Road and then turn right. The resort is 7 miles up Snowbowl Road.

 

  

Lodging
Lodging
 
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins 

 

Comfortable, affordable cabins have front porches; some even feature gas fireplaces. Amenities included in each room are: sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, TV and alarm.

Extra person charges may apply

 

$75 and up

 

Courtyard Flagstaff 

 

Convenient location with 156 rooms.  Hotel offers complimentary Internet access and a whirlpool  and fitness center.  

Extra person charges may apply

$89 and up 

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Beautiful hotel with several room types to select from.  Hotel offers Internet access, heated outdoor pool (seasonal), outdoor hot tub and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply

$99 and up

       
       
  • Additional lodging options available in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Dining

 

Delhi Palace: Cuisine of India

 

Cottage Place 

 
Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee 

 

  • Additional dining options available in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Arizona Snowbowl
Description:

Arizona Snowbowl offers excellent skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, skijouring, snowshoeing and more during the winter months. Featuring scenic slopes to entertain and challenge every ability level, Snowbowl is a perfect choice for every member of the family. Snowbowl's state-of-the-art grooming fleet works every night creating some of the best surfaces in the state and the resort boasts one of the top learning areas in the entire southwest with over 50 acres and two chairlifts in the renowned Hart Prairie beginner area. It also specializes in group and private lessons for all levels.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner37%
Trails-2-Intermediate42%
Trails-3-Advanced21%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total32
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2 miles
General-Base elevation9200'
General-Vertical drop2300'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds777 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted
I had the exact scenario as garojas listed below.  Left my snowboard outside while I was in the lodge for probably 20 min after the lifts closed.  Came out and it was gone.  The staff was very nice in saying they would keep their eyes open, but not getting my hopes up.  Shady ass people up there, so watch out.

Posted

Pros: There is snow...

Cons: Terrible resort administration

After snowboarding all day, I went to the restorant when they closed the lift (4 PM!) and as it is not allowed to enter with the boards into the restorant, I left it in the outside rack full of boards. In 20 min more my snowboard had disappeard and the resort manager wasn't responsible neither give any solution more than a sorry! 3 more boards were stolen the same day, but the resort seems not to be worry about that, there is even no sign at all advicing for this issue in that area.

Posted

Pros: terrain, beautiful mountain

Cons: lift lines are the worst, wind

The terrain is great, steep off the top, a gully to play in, a few tree lines. If you can see the snow blowing off the peak the wind will howl on this lone volcanic peak. The San Francisco Peaks are Arizona's most majestic and tallest mountain.

Untill a new lift is built to the top there are constantly 20+ minute lift lines most of the day so as much as I like the terrain, I don't go here anymore.

Posted

Pros: Excelent tree skiing at the top

Cons: Main lift gets busy on weekends, holidays & snow days

Arizona snowbowl is not a destination resort you would drive to from out of state, but it is a nice small resort escape for local dwellers.  Of the 2 ski resorts in AZ it has far better advanced terrain; the tree skiing off the top of the main lift is as good as any in CO or CA, especially with recent or fresh snow.  It has nice views from the top on clear days, including the north rim of the Grand Canyon.  For die-hard skiers willing hike at 11,000ft, you can hike into the main bowl which opens up a lot more advanced terrain.

There is a nice wide beginer area serviced by 2 slow vintage double lifts, and a recent magic carpet for 1st timers.  The kids ski school is OK for beginers.  The intermediate terrain is somewhat limited serviced by a midway drop-off from the the main lift and another tripple that services the terrain park and two short intermediate runs.  The main lift can get long lines on weekends, holidays and snow days.  Stay away during the Christmas holidays; it can get way too crowded, parking gets full and the return traffic is a nightmare.  Snowbowl is planing an expansion this year which should relieve the congestion issue.

The quality of fresh snow in February can be very good; nice dry powder comparable to Utah.

Posted

Pros: Skiing in Arizona

Cons: Location

Came across the Snowbowl on a road trip stopped in for an afternoon.  Had a blast much better skiing than expected.  Stayed in Flagstaff for a night and then climbed Humphrey the next day and skied back into the resort.  Having come from living in Bozeman at the time liked Flagstaff had a similar laid back college town atmoshere.