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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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  • We spent three days skiing Mt. Lemmon. It was the second time my two kids skied, (5 and 7), and only my second time as well. The main lift was broken, so only the smaller lift was working, which was g...  more »
  • Unfortunately they were closed, no skiing anyway, but couldn't even go down the road.guy was standing there making people turn around. Had hoped to eat at the Iron Gate, not to be.  more »
  • We had such an amazing day on the top of the hill, we went to the ski lift and we saw this beautiful landscape at 9000ft , really cool place to hang around and enjoy the nature.  more »