Uphill Access Policy
You are required to have an Uphill Access Permit on you while traveling during uphill access hours. Fill out the permit form below, and pick up your armband at Guest Services in the Hart Prairie Lodge during business hours.
Arizona Snowbowl operates under a special use permit from the Coconino National Forest. We enhance the use of your public land. Please keep in mind that uphill travel is a privilege and not a right on USFS-permitted land by providing access to the Peaks, plowing the roads, sharing our parking lots, and supporting Flagstaff culture of outdoor recreation.
Arizona Snowbowl Uphill Access: Uphill Access by means of skinning, snowshoeing, and hiking continues to gain popularity at Arizona Snowbowl. Arizona Snowbowl and the Coconino National Forest acknowledge the enjoyment of uphill use within the ski area boundary. We welcome and support individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting. Mountain users can help preserve this opportunity by following these simple guidelines:
Under the Arizona Skier Safety Act any person using any of the facilities of a ski area is considered a skier, and as such is required to adhere to, and obey all posted information, and to be aware of trail closures and other operational considerations. The ski area is not maintained for uphill access, and trails are not patrolled outside normal ski area operating hours, therefore emergency services may not be available.
Be especially aware of and avoid inherent risks including other skiers and riders approaching from above or below when on-mountain, terrain variation, changing weather conditions, snowmobiles, snowcats, winch cat cables, snowmaking hoses, and other equipment may be encountered at any time. This is a partial list -please be safety conscious.
There are other inherent risks while recreating at the ski area, so be aware that you assume all risks of injury and property damage.
You are responsible for your own safety at all times while in the Arizona Snowbowl permitted area. Use the buddy system and always go with a friend!
For additional uphill information and updates please visit FlagstaffUphill.com
Hours of Operation:
Open weekdays, 5 AM – 8 AM & 5 PM – 8 PM.
Open weekends, 4:30 AM – 7:30 AM & 5 PM – 8 PM.
Due to the incoming winter storm, Uphill Access will be closed February 21 & 22. Uphill Access will reopen February 23, 2024 at 5 AM.