Your First Day at Snowbowl
Welcome to Arizona Snowbowl! Home to Arizona’s longest ski season, over 260 inches of annual snowfall, and the largest, most impressive beginner terrain in the West, Snowbowl is Where Arizona Skis.
We know you’re going to love Snowbowl – here are a few tips to help you along the way:
Plan to Arrive Early
Snowbowl is located just 7 miles Flagstaff (get door-to-door driving directions) and you’ll start your day in one of our nine parking lots off Snowbowl Road. To see a map of our Base Area, click here.
The lifts typically open at 9 a.m., although we recommend arriving 30-60 minutes earlier (more if you’re visiting us on holidays) so you can get your lift tickets, lessons and rentals finalized before the first chair. (Wondering if you need a lesson? Check out this guide.)
Please note: in April, Arizona Snowbowl will be open Thursday through Sunday weekly, with lifts turning from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our scheduled last day of the 2018-19 winter season is April 29, 2018. Details
Where to Start
Whether you’ve purchased your tickets online (find our ticket specials here) or need to buy a ticket, you’ll get your lift ticket at Hart Prairie Lodge – the ticket windows are outside the building. Inside Hart Prairie, you’ll also pick up your rental equipment, sign up for lessons and take your kids to the Children’s Center.
For tips on what to wear and suggestions for gear to bring, click here. But if you forget anything – from coats to gloves to feet warmers – we’ve got you covered: the Hart Prairie Sport Shop and Agassiz Lodge Retail Store carry the essentials you’ll need!
Where to Ski
From beginner terrain to epic slopes, there’s an experience for everyone. If this is your first time skiing or snowboarding, be sure to check out our beginner lesson programs. Snowbowl is Where Arizona Learns to Ski, and we offer a revolutionary method through our Terrain Based Learning.™ Learn more.
If you’re learning or would like to get a few practice laps on gentle slopes, the terrain right outside of Hart Prairie Lodge (which includes our new Hart Prairie quad lift) is considered the best teaching terrain in the West. This is a perfect place to start.
If you’re a more intermediate skier or snowboarder, head to Sunset or Humphreys Peak lifts – there’s excellent intermediate terrain in those areas.
More advanced skiers and snowboarders will love Snowbowl’s high-speed six-person Grand Canyon Express lift (Arizona’s only high-speed six-pack!) and the bowl skiing off Agassiz lift is unforgettable.
When You’re Ready to Eat or Drink or Relax
Our Team is Here to Help
If you have any questions or want help with your trip planning, contact us at [email protected]. Snowbowl is proud to offer you the premier winter experience. Come for the day. Fall in love for a lifetime.