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10 Days To Our Scheduled Opening!

We’re counting down the last few days before the 2019-2020 season is scheduled to kick off at Snowbowl!

On Friday November 22, we’re planning to open the Grand Canyon Express high-speed chairlift, accessing four intermediate trails (Midway Catwalk, Logjam, Wild Turkey, and Round Up) plus select terrain park features. The Little Spruce conveyor lift is also planned to be open, offering access to beginner terrain. Opening plans are weather dependent, so please check our Snow Report page for the latest updates on opening day!

Planned opening day terrain at Snowbowl

With consistently low nighttime temperatures recently, our snowmaking teams have been ...

A Little Help From Mother Nature

First Snowmaking Test of the Season!

First Snowfall of the 19-20 Season!

A Mom’s take on Snowburners

Two winters ago, when my daughters were 6 and 8, I enrolled them in Purgatory’s local ski school program, Snowburners. This long-standing program has introduced and sharpened the ski and snowboard skills of hundreds of kids every season – and I’m really excited Snowburners is now available at our sister ski area, Snowbowl.

As a parent, here is what I love about Snowburners and the lessons I learned along the way:

Snowburners will improve your kids’ skills.

Some of my friends have dreams of their kids making it to the Olympics. Others have aspirations of simply being able to ski together, as a family. ...

Chase Fall Colors at Snowbowl

When the autumn leaves begin to change at Snowbowl, there are plenty of opportunities to see the golden aspens! Whether you’re a hiker or prefer a leisurely drive through the trees, there’s an option for you. The colors peak in the first two weeks of October, so plan your trip today!

Aspen Nature Loop

Best Feature: Good For All Hiking Abilities Perfect for any level of hiker, this 1.5 mile trail winds leisurely through colorful ponderosa and aspen groves. You’ll enjoy striking golden foliage, as well as views of the mountains. Plus, the trail is often less crowded than other ...

Our Favorite Hiking Trails

The San Francisco Peaks and surrounding Coconino National Forest are home to some of the most stunning and scenic alpine hikes in Arizona. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a leisurely stroll or a tried-and-true adventurer looking for your next thrill, there’s a hike for everyone near Snowbowl! See our roundup below!

The San Francisco Peaks at the height of wildflower season.

Aspen Nature Loop Best Feature: Good For All Hiking Abilities Perfect for any level of hiker, this 1.5 mile trail winds leisurely through ponderosa and aspen groves, which transform into stunning yellow hues in the fall. You’ll enjoy striking alpine ...

Summer Activities are in Full Swing!

Activities are back and in full swing here at Arizona Snowbowl! From Summer Tubing to our bungee trampoline, we have an activity for every adventurer alike! Come experience an incredible day here at the “Bowl” and take a ride on our scenic chair lift. The San Francisco Peaks also boast some of the most incredible hiking in the state of Arizona.  Check out the views of the Grand Canyon at the top of Agassiz Peak! Your whole family will love the trip to Arizona Snowbowl and we know you will too! Get ready for the best summer yet. Purchase your ...

Catch the Sunset at Arizona Snowbowl this Summer!

It is arguable that the ‘Bowl offers the most amazing views of all of Northern Arizona. You can zip up the scenic chairlift or hike our beautiful trails while admiring the astonishing views of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and the San Francisco volcanic field. Not only does Arizona Snowbowl boast some of the best views, but we can arguably say we also have some of the best sunsets as well.

If you are interested in coming up this summer to catch some golden hour rays then we recommend heading to one of these spots:

Hart Prairie

Hart Prairie offers some amazing views of the ...

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 ...