Agassiz Opens

It’s been a thrilling few weeks at Arizona Snowbowl. We’ve never seen this much energy and excitement at our ski area, between the opening of Arizona’s first 6-person high-speed chairlift to the 30” of snow we’ve already received this season (10” in the last week!) and the exceptional snowmaking conditions we’re enjoying – it’s been a rocking season so far.

And we’re just 13 days into it.

Plus, the good news keeps coming: starting tomorrow, December 2, Arizona Snowbowl will open the Agassiz Triple Chairlift from top to bottom. Every winter we celebrate the opening of this favorite lift and this year, our expert skiers will cheer a little more: we are eliminating the Midway unload. Effective immediately, expert skiers will have direct access to their favorite trails, including Upper Ridge, Upper Volcano, Lower Bowl, Spur Catwalk (all of which will be open starting tomorrow) and more.

Those intermediate skiers who typically use Aggasiz’s Midway unload should use the new Grand Canyon Express (GCX). With this new lift, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access everything that was available at the Midway unload – this time on just a 6-minute lift ride. The GCX is high-speed and high capacity – plus, it’s much easier to load and unload.

If you haven’t visited Arizona Snowbowl, this is the time to do it! Starting tomorrow, we’ll have about 50% of the mountain open, and there’s a lift and terrain open for everyone:

Beginners will enjoy the exceptional snow coverage at the Hart Prairie Beginner Area, which is accessible via the Hart Prairie Lift and Little Spruce Conveyor.

Intermediate skiers and riders will love the new GCX six-pack! I suggest taking Midway Catwalk to Logjam, connect to Wild Turkey, then Round Up and then to North Star (which opens tomorrow!)

Advanced Intermediate skiers will also take the GCX six-pack, and I suggest checking out Ridge down to Stump Patch, to Rattle Snake, to Agassiz and finish on the Lower North Star. Expert skiers can’t miss taking Blackjack from the GCX.

Experts will love getting their first turns off of Agassiz, and I suggest taking Upper Ridge, connecting to Lower Ridge, then skiing down Blackjack.

We’ve received 30” of snow this season and our snowmaking is in full swing. The skiing is really outstanding and – on this first day of December – the conditions really feel like something you’d be experiencing mid-season.

I look forward to seeing you all at Arizona Snowbowl!