Welcome to Summer at Snowbowl

Scenic gondola rides at Snowbowl

Blue skies, cool temperatures, and views for days. When you’re standing at the top of Arizona, everything just feels a bit more immersive. At Snowbowl, experience a brand new perspective of the Grand Canyon State from 11,500 ft. on the all-new Arizona Gondola, and soak up the mountain atmosphere at the base area with full-service dining at Agassiz Restaurant and family-friendly summer activities. Located less than 30 minutes from Downtown Flagstaff with easy access to some of the best hiking trails in Arizona, discover adventures big and small whether you’re staying for a while or just passing through.

Snowbowl is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and 9am to 4pm on select weekends. All tickets must be purchased online.

Special sunset gondola rides are offered from 6pm to sunset on select weekends in July.

 

Learn More About the Scenic Gondola

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Learn More About Sunset Gondola Rides

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Here are some helpful tips to know before you arrive:

 

  • All tickets must be purchased online. For the biggest savings on gondola rides, we recommend buying tickets as far in advance as possible. Scenic rides are offered in multiple sessions each day, and you’ll save even more when you choose an early session. Buy Tickets
  • Our summer base area looks different than in winter. Learn more about where to go and park when you arrive.
  • Bring sunscreen and pack an extra layer! UV rays are much more intense at high altitude, and it takes less time to get a sunburn. At 9,500′ to 11,500′ above sea level, temperatures can be much lower and weather can change much faster than in Flagstaff. See the San Francisco Peaks weather forecast here.
  • With the CDC’s new mask guidance, we’re looking forward to a measured return to normal. Learn more about our summer safety guidelines here.

 

Looking for lodging?

Basecamp at SnowbowlIntroducing a brand new lodging experience, nestled under the Ponderosa pines at the base of Snowbowl Road: Basecamp at Snowbowl. Bookings are now open for rooms and cabins.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets?

Scenic Gondola

Scenic gondola ticket prices for ages 13+ vary per day and session. The further in advance you buy and the earlier the session that you choose, the more you save!

For children ages 4-12, scenic gondola tickets are $15 each day. For children ages 3 and under, scenic gondola tickets are free!

Scenic Gondola Tickets

Summer Activities

For summer activities, pricing is as follows:

  • One activity (your choice of bungee trampoline or summer tubing): $15
  • Two activities (bungee trampoline plus summer tubing): $25
  • Treasure panning: $10 (not available online – purchase at the ticket window)

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How long is the gondola ride?

Each ticket is valid for one round-trip ride on the Arizona Gondola, with a one way ride time of approximately 10-15 minutes.

Can I ride on a chair instead of a cabin?

Due to the design of the lift, riding down the lift is not possible on chairs. As such, all rides are offered in gondola cabins.

Can I get off at the top of the Arizona Gondola?

Yes! You may get off and walk around at the top of the Arizona Gondola. Interpretive rangers and staff will be on-site to provide additional details about the geological and cultural history of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounding areas. A short hiking trail offers access into the alpine tundra environment, and all guests are asked to stay on established trails and pathways to prevent disturbances to endangered plant species at the top of the mountain.

Learn more about interpretive ranger programs here

Are dogs allowed on the lift?

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the scenic gondola.

Can I enter the resort to buy food/drinks or shop the retail store?

Yes! Whether you’re riding the gondola or just passing through Snowbowl, we welcome all visitors to stop by the restaurant for a bite to eat and to get essentials or keepsakes at the retail store.

Is there mountain biking at Snowbowl?

We’re looking forward to bringing mountain biking to Snowbowl in future seasons! In the meantime, our sister resorts Purgatory, Brian Head, Pajarito, and Spider Mountain all feature lift-served mountain biking. 2021/2022 Power Pass and Power Pass Select passholders get unlimited access to Spider Mountain year-round!

Will there be disc golf this summer?

We’re excited to bring back disc golf at Snowbowl for summer 2021! The course is now open – click here to learn more.