Arizona Snowball Ski Resort

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 pass 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.

Arizona Snowball Lodging:

Arizona Snowball Ski 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 (102 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
55
Ski Lift
Lifts
8
Skier
Skiable Acres
777(3 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
260"(102 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
12,000'(3,657 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,800'(853 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,200'(2,804 m)

Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
62out of 100
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Arizona Snowball's difficulty level of 62 is above average. 78% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Skiiable Area 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
22%(171 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
43%(334 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
35%(272 acres)

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 nearby the town of Flagstaff, AZ.

Address:
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
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Website:
snowbowl.ski/

GPS Coordinates:
35.32000, -111.69500

Getting to Arizona Snowball Ski 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPHXPhoenix, AZ131 mi
Lake Havasu City International AirportLHSLake Havasu City, AZ156 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Flagstaff Pulliam International AirportFLGFlagstaff, AZ13 mi
Grand Canyon National Park AirportGCNGrand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ50 mi
Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love FieldPRCPrescott, AZ62 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Elk RidgeWilliams, AZ8,150 ft32%34 mi

Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation12,000 ft
Base Elevation9,200 ft
Vertical Drop2,800 ft
Trails55
(22% Beginner,  43% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Lifts8
Skiable Acres777
Avg. Annual Snowfall260 inches
Arizona Snowball Ski Resort Mountain Stats