Earlier this week, while in Sedona on vacation, my 7 year old daughter and I gave the Snowbowl a try. We only had a few hours to ski and after reading some of the reviews, I wondered if we should even go. I am very glad we did. The Snowbowl is easy to get to and was not crowded at all on the Monday morning we were there. The facilities were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The snow was easy to access once we had our ski's. The value was good, 2 lift tickets, 2 ski rentals, 1 helmet all for just over $100. The views alone were worth the trip. The lifts were older and a bit slow. I could see the place getting crowded on weekends and holidays. However, we never waited over 5 minutes and many times skied right onto the lift. The snow was good and well groomed. I would go back in a heartbeat and really hated to leave.
I would highly recommend the Snowbowl to any travelers in the area. It's not a 5 star resort, but it doesn't pretend to be either. For 10,000' skiing in Arizona, the Snowbowl is a great choice.