Ski Arizona

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Ski Arizona, USA

Arizona is not the destination that comes to mind when you think of a winter sports destination.  However, Arizona has several excellent ski areas and all within reach of the Grand Canyon and plenty of spectacular scenery.   Other ski areas in Arizona include Elk Ridge, Mount Lemmon, Sunrise Park and Williams Ski Area.


Arizona Snow Bowl

Just a short drive from Flagstaff and Phoenix in the northern part of the state in the Coconino National Forest is Arizona Snow Bowl.  There are 32 runs and trails over approx. 800 acres.   Vertical drop is 2,300 (top elevation 11,500’).  It offers a fairly equal mix of runs for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders.   The scenery is spectacular and there are even views of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!   With Arizona’s desert climate the area also enjoys a fair helping of sunny days. 


Flagstaff Nordic Center

The Flagstaff Nordic Center is located not far from the Snow Bowl, so if your passion is for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing then there is plenty to make you very happy.   There is over 25 miles of groomed cross-country trails which are perfect for either skate skiing or classic skiing.   Lessons are also available.