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We Love our Snowbowl Dads!

Hey, dads! All of us at Snowbowl wants to be the first to wish you a Happy Father’s Day! 

Thank you to all the dads who spend countless weekends with us up on the mountain. We thank you for passing on the love you have for skiing (or snowboarding) to us and teaching us how to take our first turns on Hart Prairie, showing us your favorite powder stashes, the chicken fingers and hot cocoa at Hart Prairie, the foot massages when our feet get sore in our boots, the jokes and laughs that only a dad can make, and the ...

It’s Scenic Chairlift Season

The 2018-2019 winter season has officially come to a close, and what an incredible season it has been. Although warm weather means melting snow, it also means summer at Arizona Snowbowl is here! Good food, great company, and high-altitude adventures await you and yours on the mountain this summer.

With cooler temperatures averaging approximately 75-80 degrees every day, Flagstaff is a hotspot for Phoenicians to escape the sweltering temperatures of the valley. Only a short drive away from the city, Snowbowl boasts plenty of activities for all ages in summer. Maybe hiking the tallest peak in Arizona has been on ...

Is This May?!

We Love our Snowbowl Moms!

Mothers,

Photo Credits: @stacybrookeusa

We can easily say that you all are truly super heroes. Here at Arizona Snowbowl, mothers hold a special place in our hearts. We love offering you the chance to come out to the slopes and act like a kid again.  We also thank you for giving your children the chance to experience snow and snowsports with us. We absolutely love seeing all of the tater tots on our mountain, and the family connection that skiing and riding can bring.

Photo Credits: @ilaurenn

Moms, we want to say thanks. Thank you for all of the early morning drives, sore ...

Longest. Season. Ever.

It’s gonna be May.

We’re officially one month into the spring season, but Mother Nature is still showing us that winter is here! After a record-breaking March with a 30% increase in skier visits compared to the prior season, we are excited to announce we’re extending our season into May. Snowbowl plans to operate April 26-28 and May 3-5 from 10am to 4pm, although a closing date has not yet been announced. The current season ranks as the second highest year in the past 21 years with 332 inches of snowfall. With the extension into May, Snowbowl will tie with the 2016-2017 season as ...

Adaptive Snowsports Making Waves on the Slopes

It’s been an incredible season for skiing and snowboarding, and it’s been even more amazing for our adaptive athletes, students, and instructors who have been taking advantage of the historic snowfall and expanded resources this season.

 

What is Adaptive Skiing/Snowboarding?

 

Adaptive snowsports allow individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities to enjoy winter recreation. Using specially designed lessons, techniques, and equipment, individuals are able to experience the thrill of skiing and snowboarding with assistance or even independently!

With the help of Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, Arizona Snowbowl and Northern Arizona Adaptive Sports Association were able to provide over 738 lessons this season (and counting!). ...

Spring Powder is Here!

Historic Snowfall: 300″+

Today’s snowfall pushed us into the 300″ club and subsequently into the top 5 highest snowfall numbers over the past 21 years. With well over a month left in the ski season, we can’t wait to see where we end up!

Top 5 Snowfall in the past 21 Years 2018-19                  305″+ 2009-10                 321” 2016-17                   329” 1997-98                  330” 2004-05                460”

Here’s what the conditions looked like Wednesday March 13. One ...

You NEED to See These 18/19 Powder Photos!

El Niño has brought monumental snow totals across the mountain, with more powder continuing to fall weekly. Snowbowl even received 5 feet in just one week this February! We’ve been celebrating the powder all season long with plenty of fresh tracks, endless refills, and sunny days in between.

Check out our most stoke-worthy photos (so far!) from the 2018-2019 season, including our favorite Instagram shots from YOU! Keep tagging us (@azsnowbowl) in your powder photos for a chance to be featured on our social channels and blog!

Catch the fun yourself with early season pass pricing for next winter! Learn more.

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March 3rd Snow!

We Have the Most Snow in the Country!

Mother Nature continues to provide epic amounts of powder across the San Francisco peaks. Snowbowl received 16 inches overnight, but the snow hasn’t let off–another 8 inches has already fallen since 6am this morning! We’ve now officially received the most amount of snow in the last 24 hours than any other resort in the country!

UPDATE: Snowbowl has received 4.5 FEET in the last two days! See the snow report for the latest numbers.

 

Here are are few pictures from today’s powder. We’ll add more as the pictures keep coming in! Tag us in your #FEBRUBURIED pictures to be featured on our ...

Presidents’ Weekend Powder

Presidents’ Day Weekend was filled with unbelievable snow totals and even better memories. So many members of our community showed up to indulge in the Presidential Pancake Breakfast before hitting the slopes and we had a blast with all of you!

Today (Presidents’ Day), we woke up to 17 inches of fresh powder across the mountain, with an extra inch adding up already. And the snow just keeps dumping! Expect an epic week of snowfall ahead.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from this holiday weekend!

Fresh powder and sunny skies on Sunday!

Tons of powder on the ...

The Mountain is 100% Open | See the Powder Photos

Super Bowl weekend brought epic snowfall with over 13 inches across the mountain. With so much snow, the last two trails (B-24 and Pluto) were able to open, which means the entire mountain is now ski-and-rideable! Check out our favorite photos from a perfect powder weekend on the slopes–and don’t forget to come explore 100% open terrain! Buy lift tickets online in advance to save big.

Snowy views off of Agassiz Chairlift.

This is what 12 inches of snow looks like!

The sun came out for a short time today!

Early birds get the fresh turns!

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Terrain Based Learning is Coming! See the Photos

A new wave of beginner features is coming to Snowbowl! The Hart Prairie area is the epicenter of beginner skiing and riding at Snowbowl and we can’t wait to add to the fun with Terrain Based Learning features!

Terrain Based Learning, or TBL, features are the perfect way for beginners to learn to ski and snowboard. Built directly out of snow in the Hart Prairie beginner area, TBL features provide natural banks and turns that guide you through your first movements on the hill.

A few guests checking out the newly-built Terrain Based Learning features.

Taking a beginner lesson at Snowbowl ...