The Snowbowl is Great Fun That is Close to Home.

The Snowbowl is a great weekend getaway that is close to home and offers something that most people do not know Arizona offers. Snow Skiing! They have some tips for you to plan your day on the slopes.

Before You Arrive

  • For the biggest savings, purchase your lift tickets at least 48 hours before you arrive.
  • You can also purchase your rentals and lessons online, too.
  • If you need lodging, Ski Lift Lodge offers the closest lodging to Snowbowl. Holidays and popular weekends often sell out – secure your reservation by booking early.
  • Check the weather the day before your trip and be sure to pack layers.

Your Morning at Snowbowl

  • Before you leave, check the snow report to see today’s conditions.
  • Arrive at least 30-60 minutes before the lifts open (especially if you’re taking lessons or picking up rental equipment) – you’ll want to allow more time on busy weekends and holidays.
  • Whether you’ve purchased your tickets online or need to buy a ticket, you’ll get your lift ticket at Hart Prairie Lodge – the ticket windows are outside the building.
  • If you have time before the lifts open, grab a bite to eat or coffee at the Hart Prairie Restaurant. They recommend a Sundance sandwich or a breakfast burrito!
  • Depending on your skill level and the terrain available, here’s where we suggest starting your day:
  • Beginners: Head over to Hart Prairie to take a few laps. Intermediate and Advanced: Ride Snowbowl’s first and only high-speed 6-person lift. They suggest Ridge to Phoenix trails on the Ridge side of the mountain for steeper and more challenging runs, or Midway Catwalk to Logjam in the Bowl side to longer cruisers.
  • Make sure you take a photo at the top of Agassiz Chairlift with spectacular volcanic field and North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the backdrop! Be sure to tag them at @azsnowbowl – we love to feature guest photos.

Your Afternoon at Snowbowl 

  • Snowbowl offers several dining options – try the new Fremont Restaurant for lunch!
  • If you haven’t been to one already, check out one (or all!) of Snowbowl’s three terrain parks. Sunset Terrain Park is Snowbowl’s signature park.
  • Keep an eye out for Ava, Snowbowl’s avalanche dog!
  • Other popular trails you’ll want to visit include White Lightning, Lava, or Route 66.

After Skiing 

When the lifts close, our restaurants continue to serve meals and offer happy hour specials. Enjoy them inside our lodges or sit outside and watch a spectacular sunset.

The fire pit outside Agassiz Lodge is a perfect spot to warm hands and re-live your favorite moments of the day.

Ski Lift Lodge also offers an amazing restaurant with daily food and drink specials!

For more information you can call Guest Services at 928-779-1951 or visit them online at