Top 3 Destinations for Snow in Arizona
When thinking of a snowy destination, Arizona does not come to mind for most visitors. From Phoenix, you can head in any direction to make your way to a snow filled day.
For 80 years, the most common and well known destination for snow filled adventures is Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff. This mountainside attraction is located on the beautiful San Francisco Peaks, at an altitude of 9,500 ft. above sea level. This is a great spot for first-timers or experienced boarders and skiers. At just a little over 2 hours from Phoenix, this beautiful drive is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Phoenix.
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Sunrise Park Resort
Sunrise Park Resort is located in Greer, Arizona about 4 hours east of Phoenix. This resort has two terrain parks and about 60 different runs from beginner to experts. If a day-trip is too much after hitting the slopes, the sunrise park lodge is a rustic retreat operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
Even heading south, about 3 hours from Phoenix, you can make your way to Mount Lemmon in Tucson. Mt. Lemmon is 29 miles north of Tucson, and is 9,157 ft above sea level. Furthermore, Mt. Lemmon is the southernmost ski area in the United States (your fun fact of the day)! Mount Lemmon Ski Valley usually provides skiing and snowboarding from late December into March or April.
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These spots in Arizona are just a few of the most popular to strap up your boots and hit the slopes. Other spots in Arizona such as Payson, Williams or Prescott are also great spots to make your next snowman or find the perfect sledding hill as you explore Arizona.