Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, Mount Lemmon

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Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is a recreational ski area in the U.S. state of Arizona, and the southernmost ski destination in the continental United States. Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is located on the slopes of Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. It is part of the Coronado National Forest, located near the mountaintop village of Summerhaven. The summit is 9157ft above sea level, and receives approximately 180in of snow annually.Winter storms on Mount Lemmon are frequent, leaving untouched powder areas. The ski season on Mount Lemmon usually occurs between mid-December and April. The weather is usually mild enough to ski in a sweater and denim jeans, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no grooming at Mount Lemmon, which makes even the mild terrain challenging. Ski Valley is accessible via the Catalina Highway. Parking is limited at the ski area. The ski area is regularly closed some weekdays even when they have snow, but the specific days of closure vary. The highway is frequently closed for a day or so following substantial snowfalls until plows can clear the road. Restrictions limiting travel to vehicles with chains or four-wheel-drive above certain elevations may also be in effect during these times.The "back" road to Mount Lemmon from the town of Oracle, Arizona is dirt and is closed from December through March, and so provides no access during the ski season.
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  • The chair lift isn't just for winter skiing. It provides a wonderful way to see the beautiful scenic Catalina Mountains and the Tucson valley all year long. The chair lift is well maintained and provi...  more »
  • Nice view from the top of Mount Lemmon. Great hiking/photos at the Windy scenic view part way up. Not a whole lot more to do at the top other than take in the view of the Catalina Mountain range, hike...  more »
  • Took a summer chairlift ride and the views were amazing. A nice cool getaway on a hot summer day. It was a nice and cool 75 degrees while in Tucson it was over 100 degrees. The price was also very rea...  more »
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