Scenic Skyride Season is Upon Us!
Tips For A Pleasant Skyride:
1. Bring warm clothing. The ride starts at an elevation of 9,500 feet and carries riders to 11,500 feet. Even in the summer, days can be brisk, especially with a breeze.
2. Keep a slow pace on all the trails at the crest. Although the top of the skyride may not be quite the highest point in Arizona, With the rarified air, its just may feel like it.
3. Apply sunscreen and lip balm. An unprotected day in the sun at any elevation, but especially in the high country, can lead to a nasty sunburn.
4. Expect a leisurely pace up the chairlift. The ride is approximately 30 minutes each way, with occasional stops and starts as lift attendants help visitors slide in and out of their seats.
5. Keep shoes, keys and other valuables securely on your person and within your seat. It’s a long way down.
Here are the Details to Experience the Scenic Skyride:
WHAT: The Scenic Skyride at Arizona Snowbowl
WHEN: The Skyride operates daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting. After Labor Day, the Skyride operates Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through mid-October.
COST: Adults $12; Seniors (ages 65-69) $8; Juniors (ages 8-12) $8; children 7 and younger and seniors 70 and older are free. If you book your Flagstaff Hotel here at Flagstaff Webcam you will receive a pair of tickets for the Scenic Skyride for free while supplies last.
DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 180 (Fort Valley Road) about 7 miles northwest of Flagstaff, then turn right on Snowbowl Road and continue another 7 miles to Arizona Snowbowl. Follow signs to the Scenic Skyride/ Agassiz Lodge.
For group rates or further information, check out the Arizona Snowbowl website today.
Arizona SnowbowlNews Release
SNOWBOWL’S 6TH BEST SEASON COMES TO AN END
Flagstaff, AZ – All good things must come to an end and so has the winter of 2007-08 at the Arizona Snowbowl. With the warm temperatures and only one snow storm in March, typically the snowiest month, Snowbowl’s last day of the season will be Sunday, April 6.
“We announce we would open next weekend, April 10-13, if the attendance was strong for this weekend. During the four day weekend, the estimated skier count will be less than 2,000 visitors,” states J.R. Murray, Snowbowl’s GM. “We want to thank all the skiers and snowboarders for a wonderful season and all the support shown.”
He continues, “Obviously with the good season and so many days of great skiing, most have had their fill of skiing and spring fever has taken over. People want to be on the trails, not on the slopes.”
What started out as a huge challenge in finding employees, Snowbowl hired over 650 employees, a record. But the employees were strong and they could not have done it with out them.
In the 2007-08 season, Snowbowl was open 112 days. Their opening day was on December 13, 2007. This season they received 240 inches of snow, 20 feet, with consistently great snow since the opening day.
For the final day, Snowbowl will have the Agassiz, Sunset & Hart Prairie lifts in operation from 10 am to 4 p. Lift tickets will be $25 for Adults and $15 for Juniors.
For more information about the Arizona Snowbowl, call (928) 779-1951 or visit our Web site at www.arizonasnowbowl.com.
The San Francisco Peaks are the backdrop to the Arizona Snowbowl. The resort is both a summer and winter playground. A scenic 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff, you will climb to 9,200 feet to reach the first of 2 lodges on the property. if you plan to spend a few days in the area and visiting the Snowbowl and the Skyride, you can make your Flagstaff hotel or motel reservations right here on Flagstaff Webcam.com.
Visit the Flagstaff Web Cam Snowbowl blog and get up to date information on conditions and weather on the mountain.
During the summer, you can take the Skyride up to the top of the ski lifts and back. It’s a beautiful and peaceful circuit with views reaching all the way to the rim of the Grand Canyon along with other vistas. Plan on taking a light jacket. You could also play Disc Golf during the summer months.
Winter brings snow and with the snow brings outstanding skiing. When the conditions are right, there 4 chair lifts transporting skiers to the 32 runs available. The Snowbowl provides complete equipment rentals for skiing and snowboarding.
Of course, after a fun day on the slopes, there are plenty of choices of food and beverages. It is important to check on road conditions during the winter so you can anticipate length of time to travel safely. You will find complete weather and road conditions here on Flagstaff Webcam.com.