Ski Season Begins Friday, Nov. 20 at Arizona Snowbowl!

More Choices with New Discounted Lift Ticket Products Available this Fall.

Flagstaff, Ariz. — Arizona Snowbowl officials announced the projected opening day for the resort’s 2015/2016 winter season. Ski and snowboard season begins on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at Arizona Snowbowl.

“With the new mountain improvements at Arizona Snowbowl and a strong El Nino in the forecast, our team is excited to kick off the ski season by opening earlier this year,” stated James Coleman, a general partner of Arizona Snowbowl. “One of our major initiatives is to expand the length of ski season at all of our resorts so our guests can have more time to enjoy the slopes. Both Arizona Snowbowl and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort are preparing to be the first resorts in Arizona and New Mexico to open this season.”

Arizona Snowbowl is part of a collection of southwest ski resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Resort officials also announced new multi-day pass products that will be available for purchase this fall, providing more choices for skiers and snowboarders and savings on lift tickets. For $50, receive a free day of skiing at one of the four resorts with the Power Card, plus 5 days of discounted lift tickets at each resort: Arizona Snowbowl, Purgatory, Sipapu, and Pajarito.

Also new this season, the Power Pack, as low as $129, offers three days at Arizona Snowbowl or Purgatory, or up to six days at Pajarito or Sipapu, or the Power Pack may be used in a combination of ways at the various four resorts. Starting at $199, the Power Pack Plus offers five days at Arizona Snowbowl and Purgatory, or up to 10 days at Pajarito or Sipapu, or a combination at all resorts. Special pricing is available for adults, kids ages 17 and under, and college students.

The Power Pack and Power Card may be purchased at the Flagstaff Ski Swap starting Oct. 2-4, as well as other regional ski shows this fall. For further details on the Power Pack, Power Card, and locations to purchase these products, visit .

“The new Power Card and Power Packs offer skiers and snowboarders the freedom to choose from a variety of ski resorts in the Southwest,” stated Coleman. “You can ski your home mountain or explore new resorts all within a convenient drive of one another.”

New for 2015/2016! Arizona Snowbowl is installing the ski area’s first new chairlift in 30 years. The new Humphreys Peak Lift is the resort’s first quad, spanning more than a half-mile with a vertical rise of 775 feet while serving multiple new intermediate trails. Over 5,000 feet of snowmaking has been added to the Ridge ski trail that will ensure great snow conditions from Midway down on the most popular ski run at Snowbowl. Five additional snowmaking fan guns have been purchased to increase production. Planning and engineering is advancing in preparation of future lifts, including the Grand Canyon Express high-speed lift. Construction images may be found here.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort announced its opening day of Nov. 14. Purgatory Resort will open Nov. 21, and Pajarito Mountain opens Nov. 27. Sipapu, Purgatory, and Pajarito are set to open earlier than in recent history.

James Coleman is managing partner of three ski areas, including Purgatory Resort, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Pajarito Ski Area, and one of the general partners at Arizona Snowbowl. The four resorts have more than 3,000 acres of terrain, 28 lifts, more than 200 trails and 13 terrain parks. A massive $10 million multi-resort capital campaign was recently announced providing significant mountain improvements, including new lifts, more trails, and additional snowmaking infrastructure across the four southwest resorts for the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season. For details, visit

Long range forecasts are calling for a strong El Nino and above-average precipitation in Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado.

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