Arizona Snowball Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Arizona in USA. The resort is in the town of Flagstaff, AZ.
Arizona Snowball is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Arizona Snowball Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Arizona Snowball's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Arizona Snowball around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Arizona Snowball Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Arizona Snowball has a total of 55 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 777 acres, Arizona Snowball Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 314 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.
Arizona Snowball's slopes see on average 260 inches (79 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet a year!
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Elevation
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 12,000 feet, or 3,657 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,800 feet (853 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 12,000 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Difficulty Level
62.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Arizona Snowball has 777 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Arizona Snowball's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 43% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 35% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Arizona Snowball Ski Resort good for beginners?
Arizona Snowball is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 65% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Location
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort is located in the state of Arizona, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Flagstaff, AZ.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
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Getting to Arizona Snowball Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Arizona Snowball Ski Resort), its coordinates of 35.32000, -111.69500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Flagstaff, AZ to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Arizona Snowball Ski Resort.
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ||131 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||LHS||Lake Havasu City, AZ||156 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Arizona Snowball.
|Flagstaff Pulliam International Airport||FLG||Flagstaff, AZ||13 mi|
|Grand Canyon National Park Airport||GCN||Grand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ||50 mi|
|Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love Field||PRC||Prescott, AZ||62 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Arizona Snowball Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Arizona Snowball Ski Resort.
|Elk Ridge||Williams, AZ||8,150 ft||32%||34 mi|
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||12,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||9,200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,800 ft|
(22% Beginner, 43% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||260 inches|