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“Highest point - best views”
Review of Arizona Snowbowl

Arizona Snowbowl
Ranked #12 of 103 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks, the Arizona Snowbowl lies 14 miles outside of Flagstaff. IN WINTER, join us for skiing and riding over our 777 acres, 40+ trails, and 2,300 vertical feet. The ski area's snowmaking capabilities offer season's opening in mid-November through mid-April for all skill levels. IN SUMMER, the Scenic Chairlift shuttles riders to the top of Arizona (11,500 feet/ 3,500 m). Join us for a round of disc golf, go on a hike and treat yourself to lunch with a view at Agassiz Lodge Restaurant.
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Highest point - best views”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We rode the Skyride to view the turning Aspens and got a treat with snow having fallen the night before. We got amazing photos on the ride up, at the top, and on the ride back down. It's a great way to spend a few hours in the mountains. The ride takes 25 minutes each way and is smooth and quiet. Just make sure you are dressed warmly. With the wind chill, it was 14 degrees at the top!! We had lunch afterwards at the lodge and warmed back up with hot cocoa. There was a live jazz band playing on the deck. It was the perfect way to enjoy a fall day.

Visited October 2012
Thank Burri
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Peoria Arizona
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89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome view of fall aspens in color”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were looking for "fall" and found it on the road up to the Snowbowl. The aspens were gorious and in peak color.

Visited October 2012
Thank mhawks22
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“dont waste your time”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

this place is so small. it is also over priced. I guess if you live here it would be a place to go, but if you are planning a sky vacation you should go somewhere like Vail. This place was a dissapointment

Visited June 2012
3 Thank david s
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The skyride is amazing!”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We rode the ski lift for the first time over the weekend. The $15 per person fee is well worth it. The views are amazing, and it is so quiet on the way up.Plus, at the top, you can use the highest toilet in Arizona, which boasts an elevation of 11,500 feet! Coming from Phoenix, the clouds, cooler temperatures and greenery were a very welcome change. Be aware that the ride makes occasional stops for people getting on and off at the top. The first time it happened, we wondered if we were going to be stuck. Also, keep in mind that the temperatures will drop as you climb in elevation. The ride is open from 10 am - 4 pm Friday thru Sunday. We arrived at about 10:20 am on a Sunday and were able to get right on. When we got back around noon, there was a very long line of people waiting to get on. Earlier definitely seems to be better. My husband and I can't wait to go back and take this ride again. We will definitely bring our out-of-town visitors here!

Visited September 2012
2 Thank lemmonlimey
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Santa Clarita, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful views from the ski lift ride to the top”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Relaxing and calm ride to the top. Nice that the shops were open for business. I should have worn closed toed shoes.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Brenda B
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