Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:09 PM
Ptah (28,000 posts)
Ski Arizona! Northern Arizona's major ski areas set to open
Northern Arizona's major ski areas set to open
Both major ski areas are gearing up to open after two massive storms dumped
snow in northern Arizona.
Sunrise Park and Resort located in the White Mountains plans to open Friday.
The Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff may set an opening day soon. The Snowbowl
usually opens in mid-December ever year.
The announcement would come on the heels of two storm fronts that moved
through in the first days of December and dumped 13.6 inches of snow in the area.
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Ski Arizona! Northern Arizona's major ski areas set to open (Original post)
Response to Ptah (Original post)
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:51 PM
Kali (42,990 posts)
1. ok found the info!
I read Mt Lemmon got over 10 inches - do you know if there is skiing up there already? I don't think that has been open in years. or maybe it burnt up? I haven't been up there in years.
Response to Kali (Reply #1)
Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:02 PM
PavePusher (15,374 posts)
2. Two years ago, they had a great year.
Skied fresh snow every weekend in January and February. Better snow than my brother was getting in Salt Lake. (And I called every weekend from the lift to let him know it too.) Last year they were open about 2 weeks total, IIRC. They are totally dependent on natural snow, and thus the jet stream and El Nino effects. Highly variable. Not open yet this year, I think there's only been the one significant storm so far, but I haven't been up the mountain in almost two months. Need to get the mtb and the trail running shoes out....