100 Days To Ski Season

Ski season in Arizona begins in 100 days when Arizona Snowbowl opens Friday, Nov. 16! Snowbowl is known for being the first ski area to open and the last to close in the state. 

El Niño is in the forecast for the 2018/2019 season, which typically means more snow for Arizona Snowbowl.  The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently predicting a 70% chance of El Nino conditions for this winter, which tend to produce greater than average snowfall, benefitting the northern Arizona ski resort. Check out our favorite powder shots from last season.  


“Everyone at Snowbowl is excited for ski season to begin Nov. 16,” stated J.R. Murray, general manager at Arizona Snowbowl.  “With our state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers more than 65 percent of trails, Snowbowl is able to be the first to open in the state, provide a consistent ski product, and stay open longer because of all the work we do at the beginning of the season.”

Don’t wait for El Niño’s snow! Lock in your Power Pass or Power Product by Septemeber 28 for the guaranteed lowest price. Learn more.

Fathers Day PhotoKids Ski FREE!
Every child who is in fourth grade and those who are younger receive a FREE season pass – no purchase required.  The free pass provides unlimited access with no blackout dates to Snowbowl, Purgatory, Sipapu, Pajarito Mountain, and Hesperus Ski Area, and is valued at $399.  Snowbowl is the perfect family-friendly ski resort, offering activities and events just for kids and families, including Snowburners and SkiWee lessons, the annual Cardboard Derby, and more.  Last winter, Snowbowl installed a new quad chairlift with a convenient loading conveyor in the Hart Prairie beginner area, which makes loading the lift easier and fun.

Let the countdown begin!