Snowbowl Suspends Winter Operations Starting March 17

Dear Snowbowl Guests & Family,

After much deliberation and considering many stakeholder interests, Snowbowl has made the difficult decision to suspend winter operations beginning at 4 p.m. today, March 17, until further notice.

First of all, I apologize for the short notice. We intended a very different sendoff for our closing, but effective this evening at 8 p.m., Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has mandated the closure of all bars, breweries and entertainment venues to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although we’re located outside city limits and not required to follow the jurisdiction of the City of Flagstaff, we’ve voluntarily made the decision to suspend operations when the lifts close today.

The decision to close was not made lightly. In addition to our collaboration with Mayor Evans, we worked very closely in partnership with the Coconino National Forest, our local government and community leaders to do the right thing.

It’s the right decision, but it wasn’t easy.

You see, we walk a very fine line when it comes to being responsible operators and being passionate skiers. Like so many of you, we want to ski. But at the end of the day, the health and well being of you, our guests, and our employees are of unparalleled importance.

A few key notes that you should know:

  • We will be working directly with you on canceling your visit and providing credits to those who have already purchased tickets, lessons or rentals (read our policy). To inquire about a credit, please send an email to [email protected] with your confirmation number in the subject line of the email. We expect heavy call, email and social media volume – please be patient while we work through this. 
  • All services – including uphill access  – will be suspended beginning 4 p.m. At that time, we will close Snowbowl Road – we’re doing this for the safety of you, our guests, and ask that you please honor this closure.


Stay healthy, stay safe, and take care of one another during this time. We’ll make it through this together, and come out even stronger on the other side.


Rob Linde, General Manager