Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Arizona in USA. The resort is in the town of Mount Lemmon, AZ.

Mt. Lemmon 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 Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort.

Mt. Lemmon Lodging:

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Lemmon has a total of 21 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Lemmon is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 200 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 81 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
200(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,150 feet, or 2,789 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 950 feet (290 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 9,150 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,150'(2,789 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
950'(290 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
8,200'(2,499 m)

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
46.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Lemmon can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Mt. Lemmon has 200 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Lemmon is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(40 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
38%(76 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
42%(84 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 Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Lemmon 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Location

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort is located in the state of Arizona, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mount Lemmon, AZ.

Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
32.45000, -110.76000

Getting to Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort), its coordinates of 32.45000, -110.76000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mount Lemmon, 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 Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPHXPhoenix, AZ99 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 Mt. Lemmon.

Tuscon International AirportTUSTuscon, AZ25 mi
Sierra Vista Municipal Airport / Libby Army Air FieldFHUFort Huachuca / Sierra Vista, AZ64 mi
Phoenix–Mesa Gateway AirportAZAMesa, AZ79 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Lemmon 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 Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,150 ft
Base Elevation8,200 ft
Vertical Drop950 ft
(20% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  42% Expert)
Skiable Acres200
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort Mountain Stats