10 Arizona snow experiences to try
It’s that time of the year! Here are 10 Arizona snow experiences to try, as featured in the latest issue of Experience AZ magazine.
THINGS TO KNOW: Snow may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting Arizona, but Snowbowl accumulates an average of 260 inches every winter — and, yes, it’s still sunny on the mountain during this time of the year. Snowbowl is perfect for the seasoned skier or boarder, as well as for people who just want to stay on the bunny slope. Fuel up for a day of skiing with a delicious made-to-order breakfast, an amazing lunch, incredible dinner or many grab-and-go options that are available at Snowbowl’s multiple dining options.
DON’T MISS: If skiing isn’t your thing, everyone can experience the beauty of Snowbowl on the round-trip scenic chairlift rides for just $20. Chairlift rides are available on select dates.
Elk Ridge Ski Area
The family-oriented skiing, snowboarding and tubing recreation area totals 37 acres with a top elevation of 8,150-feet.
Flagstaff Snow Park
Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff Snow Park has everything from groomed tubing runs and kiddie hill to outdoor fire pits and food and drink.
Hitchin’ Post Stables Sleigh Rides
Try a sleigh ride through the snow-covered Coconino National Forest between November and March.
Macy’s European Coffeehouse
After a day in Flagstaff’s snow, pair your hot cocoa with one of Macy’s gluten-free pastries, and you have the perfect treat to fend off cold feet.
Mormon Lake Lodge
Hop on a snowmobile or strap on cross-country skis for tours along groomed tracks around Mormon Lake Lodge this winter.
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
The sky ride to the summit takes about ½ hour and covers approximately one mile.
Oak Hill Snow Play Area
Situated just outside Williams off Route 66, Oak Hill Snow Play Area is a great stop for beginner skiers and budding sledders.
The classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg comes to life on the Grand Canyon Railway, where Santa and his reindeer await.
Sunrise Park Resort
Sunrise is located in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and offers outdoor fun for all experience levels.