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A Ski Resort...in SUMMER?

(Published on - 6/18/2020 6:26:09 PM)

Flagstaff’s Snowbowl has been in operation for 80 years. Only 20 minutes from downtown Flagstaff, Snowbowl opened in 1938 and is one of the oldest continually run ski areas in the United States. It has 4 chairlifts providing access to about 10 novice, 24 intermediate, and 15 advanced runs with a vertical drop of about 2,300 feet. But winter isn’t the only time to visit!

Summer is the perfect time to check out Snowbowl. There’s no better place to beat the heat! Feel the wind on your face as you enjoy the 25-minute scenic chairlift ride up to 10,800 feet. Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird’s eye view. You can see the cinder cone volcanic field, as far as the red rocks of Sedona, and even the Grand Canyon on a clear day! The chairlift ride offers great opportunities for photography, observing wildlife, or just enjoying the fresh air and expansive views from the San Francisco Peaks. Once at the top, a Forest Service specialist may greet you and answer any questions you may have about local biology, geology, and history. All tickets must be purchased online.

Is the fresh mountain air making you hungry? Ski Lift Lodge Restaurant is located conveniently at the base of Snowbowl Road and offers an authentic family-friendly atmosphere with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The menu features American cuisine with made-from-scratch entrees like steaks, burgers, pasta, and pizza. The on-site full-service bar has a great selection of draft beer on tap, including local craft beers. Check out the menu here

The breathtaking beauty of the San Francisco Peaks has been, and continues to be, molded by the forces of nature. The remnants of a dormant volcano, the peaks are home to some of the most spectacular hikes in the state, including a trail that leads you to the summit of Humphreys Peak, with an elevation of 12,633 feet. Or you can wander along the 1.7 mile loop to Veit Springs. (This trail passes Native American pictographs, early pioneer structures, and a small spring.) Make sure you carefully plan and prepare for your hiking or backpacking trip on the San Francisco Peaks before you take off for your adventure. Follow the golden rule of no-trace hiking and camping: “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” Remember that The Peaks are subject to a wide range of climate conditions. Temperatures fluctuate greatly from night to day, and be prepared. (Please note: There is no hiking in the summer from the top of the scenic chairlift, other than a short trail to the upper observation point. Endangered species are located above timberline; therefore, hiking is restricted to designated trails only.)

Other activities which will be offered summer 2021 include summer tubing, a bungee trampoline, treasure panning, barrel rolling, disc golf, Ranger talks, and a mini ropes course. And of course, the miles of trails are there to enjoy any time of the year!

ski lift snow bike tubing

Once the snow flies, winter will bring some of the best skiing around, with multiple lifts and runs. There are also lessons offered for all ability levels in a private or group setting. Besides the restaurant, you’ll find a snack bar, day lodge, restrooms, rental equipment, an equipment repair shop, and first aid available. Hit the slopes with a Ski Bike, if you want to try something new!

Snowbowl is fun for the family, year-round!

Check it all out at www.snowbowl.ski

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