Who says there’s no snow in Arizona? While the Grand Canyon state is known for its deserts, Arizona might surprise you with its alpine offerings. Three ski resorts conveniently spaced across the state are developed for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Plus, there are many naturally snow-capped areas perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Expect crisp, sunny weather throughout the season on the challenging, beautiful slopes of Arizona.
Sunrise Ski Resort
Tucked away in the charming mountain town of Greer in Northern Arizona, you’ll find Sunrise Ski Resort. Three mountains provide plenty of room to play with 65 runs. There’s a designated snowboarding area, cross-country ski trails, and a special "ski-wee" area for the little ones.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Located near sunny Tucson in Southern Arizona, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley features 21 trails for hours of excitement. With a tasty indoor restaurant, casual patio café, fudge shop, and a cookie cabin, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley promises a day full of family fun.
Go where the locals go. Located on the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona, Arizona Snowbowl is the state’s most popular ski destination. With more than 32 runs of varied difficulty, Snowbowl is ideal for families and ski pros alike.
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
If you prefer peacefully meandering through an untouched snowy scene fit for a postcard, the best region to cross-country ski or snowshoe is in North Central Arizona. Launch your journey at the Flagstaff Nordic Center and get ready for trails and picturesque landscapes stretching for miles.