The Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, Arizona, is one of the snowiest cities in the United States. The city sees over 90 inches of snowfall annually, so winter sports enthusiasts routinely flock to the area's snow-frosted peaks to ski, snowboard and tube its slopes.
If you are planning a ski or winter sports trip in northern Arizona any time soon, here are some of the best resorts for skiing in Flagstaff.
Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort
Beginners and experienced skiers love the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort for its breathtaking views and impressive drops. It is the second largest ski resort in the area, with over 700 skiable acres atop the San Francisco Peaks. The highest chair lift sits a monumental 11,500 feet above sea level!
Skiers can drive or use the Alpine Express to reach the slopes. The shuttle service has three pick-up locations — the North Valley, Scottsdale and East Valley stations. It is also only 18.5 miles from Flagstaff KOA Holiday
Sunrise Park Resort
Next on our list of the best ski resorts in Arizona is Sunrise Park Resort. About a 3-hour drive from our campground, this is an alpine ski resort located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the White Mountains near Greer, Arizona. The resort is owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and is a part of the Indy Ski Pass program. It is also the largest ski resort in the state, attracting skiers and snowboarders from far and wide. The resort is home to three snow-glazed mountains — Sunrise Peak, Cyclone Circle and Apache Peak.
Sunrise Park Resort offers a ski school for first-time skiers or those wishing to brush up on their skills before hitting the slopes.
Flagstaff Snow Park
If you enjoy tubing and food trucks, you will love Flagstaff Snow Park. Known as “Arizona's Winter Wonderland,” this Flagstaff, AZ, ski resort offers snow play activities to entertain the whole family. The park sits 7,000 feet above sea level, nestled within Fort Tuthill County Park. With all-day tubing passes and several styles of mobile cuisine, you won't need to leave the park until it is time to go to bed. It is just a 16-minute drive from the campground.
Visitors must purchase their Flagstaff Snow Park tickets online. Tickets are available for a specific date two to five days in advance.
Where to Stay When Skiing in Flagstaff
When you need somewhere to stay while skiing in Flagstaff, camp at Flagstaff KOA Holiday! The campground is a stone's throw away from the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort and Flagstaff Snow Park. Enjoy the stunning views of Mount Elden and the aromatic smell of ponderosa pine trees from a pet-friendly campground with convenient access to northern Arizona's best ski resorts.