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Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff

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#1 of 8 in Winter Sports in Arizona
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. Before you head to Flagstaff, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Flagstaff trip planner , to make sure you see all that Flagstaff has to offer, including Arizona Snowbowl.
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  • The Az Snow Bowl is a 4 season location. Summer sky ride is wonderful with a forest ranger to give the hustory and geology of the area. Hiking is open all around. The worlds highest frisby golf course...  more »
  • After skiing around the world over several decades, I had overlooked this ski resort in Arizona. Who would have thought that skiing in Arizona would be any good? Well we took advantage of the great sn...  more »
  • Arizona Snowbowl is a pretty basic ski resort. Nothing special but a nice little place just outside of Flagstaff. Not all the runs were open when we were there in late January, 2019 - some of the uppe...  more »
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  • Came skiing late March and the conditions were still fantastic. This was our first time at this resort. All the blue runs were a lot of fun. Enjoyed the pizza and tomato soup for lunch. Staff was super friendly and we are planning on coming back next season. Stayed at the Ski Lift Lodge and recommend it as well.
  • Beautiful area! We went up for the morning and had a great time. The instructors were very patient with me while I took a lesson and taught me a lot of good tips that helped me become more stable and confident in myself. It was a lot of great fun, the slopes were well taken care of and we can't wait for our next visit!
  • Great ski resort. Lines can be long at times but the staff usually handles it pretty well to get everyone boarding/skiing quickly. Food and drinks are a bit expensive so bring lunch. The powder days are AMAZING with lots of tree runs and fluff to carve through. When the runs are groomed they are as open and smooth as you could ask for. All in all a great mountain, definitely recommend.
  • Great skiing for the whole family, affordable family fun. 5 Stars for family fun. Adult $24. afternoon price for lift tickets purchased at Snowbowl. $5. Lockers for your shoes, etc. They also have snowboard & ski rentals for a price. Free shuttle bus if you have to park at the lower parking lot down at the base of the mountain. Passable hamburgers at the lodge restaurant, inside very dated seating & outside deck seating with a view. The lodge needs to be updated, with a huge cozy gas fireplace, and huge windows with a view down the mountain, that would be so nice for winter & summer. Get rid of the dated green carpet, if you can’t do tile, or wood, go for dark gray carpet. Also a bigger outdoor deck with lounge seating, and bar menu with craft beer would be great. There are plenty of local micro breweries in town that would jump at the chance to have their beers offered at Snowbowl. Please have more mountain top parking. It took 2 hours to get from the lower parking lot to the mountain lodge with the free shuttle, expect a long wait on the weekends in winter 1/12/19.
  • Split review. The snow and lift ops we're great on our spring break trip. I heard from another of people on the various lifts I rode that snowbowl had made some substantial upgrades to capacity. The run that I hit (primary blue and green due to a knee in rehab) we great and well groomed even after fresh snow. The some of the best runs were groomed on one side and powder was left on the other. What needs improvement is the lodge and rental center. The line to get skis Monday was an hour and a half. Seriously an effing HOUR AND A HALF. My oldest daughter missed her morning lesson because we couldn't get her skis in time. Other gripe about the lodge was that there was no room to find a table and warm up inside at lunch. Lunch was traditional mediocre and expensive ski hill food. In summary: Skiing, good. Lift ops and and grooming, good. Lodge, needs improvement. Next trip back rent your skis elsewhere and bring your own lunch.
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