Agassiz Lift Projected to Reopen in March

Agassiz Lift at Arizona Snowbowl

Agassiz Lift Update 2/13

Agassiz Lift Update 2/6

Bullwheel of Agassiz Lift at Arizona Snowbowl

Upper Mountain Opens for Hike-To Access

Agassiz Lift Update 1/29

5″ of Surprise Powder

Agassiz Lift Update 1/23

Dear Snowbowl guests and family,   We continue to investigate the mechanical issue that closed Agassiz Lift last Saturday, January 18 (read: An Update On Agassiz Lift) and as of today, January 23, we do not have a scheduled opening date for the lift. Earlier this week we said we anticipated the closure would not last more than a week or two and we can say – with confidence – it will not open this weekend, although we remain cautiously optimistic that the fix can be made within two weeks. Please know that we’re doing everything we can to get it up and running ...

Blue Skies, Fresh Snow

With 2″ of fresh snow in the past 48 hours and bluebird weather, skiers and snowboarders were treated to perfect views of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounding cinder cones. Take a look at the today’s views from around the mountain!

Our first of two Community Benefit Days happens this Sunday 1/26, and 20% of lift ticket proceeds will benefit the National Forest Foundation to restore forests and watersheds across Northern Arizona. Get discounted adult lift tickets for $75 when you buy by midnight on Friday.

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An Update on Agassiz Lift

Ski patrol at Arizona Snowbowl
Dear Snowbowl guests and family,   On Saturday, January 18, Snowbowl’s triple chairlift, Agassiz, experienced a mechanical issue that closed the lift and Agassiz has remained closed since that time. We’re currently investigating the issue and have every intention of running the lift as soon as possible. Our priority is our guest and employee safety, and we will not operate the lift until the mechanical issue has been resolved.    Please know that we’re working very hard to resolve this quickly – and thoroughly. Our lift mechanics are actively working on Agassiz. We anticipate this closure will not last more than a week or two, although we ...

New Year, New Snow

The first powder day of 2020 has officially arrived! We received 9″ of new snow since Thursday, bringing our season total to 11.5 FEET. Check out the photos from today, and get ready for a weekend of sunny bluebird skies and fresh snow.

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Our FREE shuttle from Flagstaff runs every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays through February 29. Ride the shuttle and earn a $5 voucher when you board from town.

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Photo credit (1-4): Joshua Esquivel


Holiday Powder is Here!

Christmas is over, but we’re still basking in the holiday glow – we’ve received TWO FEET of powder in the past 3 days! With up to a FOOT of snow in the forecast through the weekend, there’s going to be plenty of fresh snow to go around for everyone. Check out some of our favorite shots from the week below!

*Update 12/27/19 6am : We received 9 more inches of snow in the past 24 hours!*

Photos by Joshua Esquivel


Arizona Is Open!

At 9am today, the Grand Canyon Express high-speed 6-pack chairlift started turning marking the start of the 2019-2020 season. With 3″ of new snow since yesterday and a 22″ storm total, we are beyond excited to announce that Arizona is officially open 9a-4p daily for skiing and riding!

Two lifts – Grand Canyon Express and Little Spruce conveyor – and 7 trails opened today, offering access to beginner, intermediate, and even advanced terrain. To make opening weekend even more sweet, Hart Prairie lift is expected to open on Saturday November 23, giving beginners even more access to learning terrain. For the ...

19″ of New Snow!

The wait is over — can you believe opening day is tomorrow?! We couldn’t be more excited to kick off another incredible season by being the first ski area to open in Arizona, and Mother Nature brought the goods just in time. With the storm rolling in Tuesday night, we received 4″ by Wednesday morning and a whopping 15″ last night for a total of 19″ of new snow this week — and it’s still snowing! 

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 ...

Brian Head Resort Joins The Power Pass!

Brian Head Resort Joins the Power Pass

Utah-based resort joins the largest ski and outdoor collective in the Southwest. Purchase your Power Pass here.


Durango, Colo. – James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners, today announced an acquisition agreement to manage and operate Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah. Mountain Capital Partners currently owns and operates seven ski and bike resorts throughout the Southwest, including Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Brian Head is the second Utah-based ski resort to join the MCP collective, alongside Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Northern Utah. 

“We’re proud to welcome Brian Head Resort and its employees to the MCP family,” said ...

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 ...