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Elk Ridge is a ski area located in the state of Arizona in USA. The resort is in the town of Williams, AZ.
We recently ranked all of Arizona's ski resorts, so you can see where Elk Ridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Elk Ridge 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 work with Elk Ridge. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Elk Ridge's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Elk Ridge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Elk Ridge Terrain Overview
Elk Ridge has a total of 12 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Elk Ridge is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 37 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 15 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Elk Ridge Elevation
Elk Ridge has a summit elevation of 8,150 feet, or 2,484 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 650 feet (198 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 8,150 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.
Elk Ridge Difficulty Level
32.2out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Elk Ridge has 37 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Elk Ridge is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Elk Ridge good for beginners?
Elk Ridge can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Elk Ridge Location
Elk Ridge is located in the state of Arizona, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Williams, AZ.
Williams, AZ 86046 USA
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Getting to Elk Ridge
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Elk Ridge), its coordinates of 35.10000, -112.23000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Williams, 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 Elk Ridge.
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ||116 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||LHS||Lake Havasu City, AZ||122 mi|
|Harry Reid International Airport||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||177 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 Elk Ridge.
|Flagstaff Pulliam International Airport||FLG||Flagstaff, AZ||32 mi|
|Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love Field||PRC||Prescott, AZ||33 mi|
|Grand Canyon National Park Airport||GCN||Grand Canyon - Tusayan, AZ||59 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Elk Ridge, 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 Elk Ridge.
|Arizona Snowbowl||Flagstaff, AZ||12,000 ft||62%||34 mi|
|Snow Valley Mountain||Running Springs, CA||7,841 ft||51%||97 mi|
Elk Ridge Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,150 ft|
|Base Elevation||7,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||650 ft|
(30% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|