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Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley

 

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Conditions


Average Annual Snowfall: 175"
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Tucson International Airport
Airlines operating from Tucson include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, United and US Airways.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

 

 

Luxury resort with many amenities including exclusive privileges of the private La Paloma Country Club.  Pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, Spa and restaurant on site.

Extra person charges may apply

 

$149 and up

 

Windmill Inn at St Philips Plaza

 

This hotel offers spacious and very comfortable rooms & suites offering complimentary breakfast and Internet access.

Extra person charges may apply

$130 and up 

Country Inn & Suites Tucson City Center

 

This hotel offers spacious rooms with  complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, a hot breakfast buffet, business center, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.

Extra person charges may apply

 

$74 and up

 

       
       
  • Additional lodging options are available in Tucson, Arizona.

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Dining

 

Iron Door Restaurant

 

Rocco's Little Chicago

 

Cafe Poca Cosa

 

El Guero Canelo 

 

  • Additional dining options available in Tucson, Arizona.
 

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Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Description:

During World War II, a group of skiers made up of Lowell Thomas , a noted journalist and adventurer, a local forest ranger, and many Davis Monthan serviceman which included Thomas’ son, later a Governor of Alaska, and Art Devlin, a future Olympic ski jumper and Television commentator, formed the Sahuaro Ski Club. The well known cartoonist, Paul Webb, created a patch and membership certificates for the club showing a skier wrapped around a sahuaro cactus. Thomas sent honorary memberships to dozens of friends, famous personalities around the world, making membership a tongue in cheek must. A ski gala was held that first year at the Arizona Inn with many of Thomas’ friends in attendance. A Forest Service lease was obtained, an old model “A” with it’s tires removed propelled a rope tow and Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley had it’s beginning. Despite its extreme southern locale, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley can offer some of the best skiing in the state. The ski area, which averages an annual snowfall of 175 inches, is usually open from mid-December to early April. Nestled in the scenic Santa Catalina Mountains, the ski area has the distinction of being the southernmost ski resort in the continental United States. It's closeness to Tucson (just an hour away) makes it possible to go skiing, play a round of golf or relax in a pool under the desert sun -- all on the same day!

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
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-Triple
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-Beginner
Trails-2-Intermediate
Trails-3-Advanced
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total22
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop
General-Owner
General-Mountain rangeSanta Catalina
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: southernmost skiing in the USA

Cons: La Nina snow years

Some years it's great, good terrain above the desert, some years they don't open much. Last year 99" base this year hardly open a day. The terrain is manily blues and blacks. Beginners will have a hard time as there's a long twisting road to the easier trails. There are no flats till the bottom and tree runs off Hot Dog Trail, by the lift. Unless you're skiing in a storm expect sunny mild days on the slope.