Skiing in Flagstaff at the Arizona Snowbowl {+Video}

This past Christmas holiday, we went to Flagstaff, Arizona for a post-holiday winter activity vacation and some SKIING.


The city of Flagstaff is only 2 hours away from Phoenix and 3 hours from Tucson, but “Flag” is a whole different eco-system. Long gone is the flat desert and Saguaro cacti, but in its place is snow, majestic mountains and snow-covered fir trees at 7,000 feet above sea level.

Absolutely beautiful view from the Hart Prairie Chairlift. 

Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff’s skiing and snowboarding resort, is located in the Coconino Mountains and at its base the mountain is 9,000 feet above sea level and at the top of the mountain its at 11,500 feet so you can get some serious snow. The week before our family went, Flagstaff got 3 feet of snow. The weekend we were there, the resort got another

Check out my video and learn why we love skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl + some tips on how to make your ski stay more efficient!

Arizona Snowbowl has 4 chair lifts, 2 magic carpets on over 40 trails.  And as you saw from the video, it’s a great mountain for all skiers and snowboards, from beginners to advanced. Here are more pictures from our stay:

Being able to ski with O is one of the best bonding moments I’ve had with her, and I look forward to years of skiing with the girls!

Sisters at Arizona Snowbowl’s Ski School! Every day parents receive a detailed Progress Report Card for each child enrolled.

Going on the Magic Carpet on the beginner slope.

A peek inside part of the indoor part of ski school area where they get dressed, take hot-chocolate breaks and eat lunch (in another area).

Learning how to properly hold skis is very important.

The casual cafeteria where breakfast and lunch is served.

We know that we will definitely be back to Arizona Snowbowl. We had such a good time on our vacation that we know that Flagstaff will always be on our list of places to go, especially when we go visit our family in Tucson.

So what do you think? Will you check out Arizona for your next ski vacation?

For more information, click here to check out Arizona Snowbowl’s website.