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Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff
(3.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Glide down the slopes and take in the fantastic fews at one of the oldest continually run ski areas in the United States, Arizona Snowbowl, where a local feel still prevails. Just outside Flagstaff on the San Francisco Peaks, the ski area opened in 1938; today it boasts over 40 runs, six chairlifts, and a terrain park featuring rails, boxes, spines, and other obstacles. Check conditions before booking, as poor snowfall can cause late starts or early closures to the season. The Agassiz chairlift takes you to an elevation of 3,505 m (11,500 ft) to see views of the surrounding areas, including the Grand Canyon 112 km (70 mi) away. Using our world travel planner, Flagstaff attractions like Arizona Snowbowl can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While we were in the fall to see the Grand Canyon, stayed in Flagstaff and toured the surrounding area. We visited this place and take the chairlift to have a beautiful panoramic of the place
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  • First time I was there, the kids enjoyed, they are not around snow since we live in Scottsdale, daughter in law and granddaughter haven't seen snow, the only thing I didn't like the two areas we were ...  more »
  • We loved Snowbowl!!! We recently moved to Tucson & it is shocking to us that this little mountain oasis is in the same desert state! It's so beautiful up there and the new high speed chair was really ...  more »
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  • Go up every year to see the fall foliage. Beautiful location. There isn't anything else to do here in the skiing off season but views & hiking, no public restrooms, no coffee shop, etc. In general the road isn't adequate for heavy traffic either in Flag or on Snow Bowl property -- often big traffic jams on little 2 lane roads.
  • The Scenic Chairlift is a really fun summer ride. They even allow drinks on the lift during the summer. Beautiful view on the way up and down. Great view from the top, you can even see the grand canyon from up there. Show up early on the weekends, it gets busy. Also during the monsoon season sometimes they close for weather in the afternoons. So definitely show up early.
  • The views are great, the trails are some of the best for both hiking and Mnt biking in the area, its fairly well run for amenities and food both in summer weddings and winter skiing. The lines have been bad in last years on the slopes but what can you expect in Arizona?
  • I've boarded here before, but just came by for some disc golf during the summer. There is an intended amount of hiking. Great course, but high grass in some areas makes it easy to lose track of your discs.
  • Beautiful views of the fall foliage from the chairlift. However, be forewarned that even though I called before immediately prior to driving in from Phoenix that I was then told when we got there that they had to stop accepting riders for the day because the line was so long. Luckily for us, we waited around until the end of the day and a gentleman fit us on standby, but it was frustrating to know that I took the cautious approach to call ahead of time and still almost missed out on the chairlift that day. Arrive early is my tip!