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ARIZONA IS NOW OPEN FOR SKIING!

SnowBowllAfter mountain crews worked around the clock
making snow as conditions permitted, Arizona Snowbowl officials
announced the ski resort is opening at 10am today, Saturday, Nov. 19
with its new lift, the Grand Canyon Express, high-speed six-person
lift.  The Grand Canyon Express is Snowbowl’s first high-speed lift
and the first high-speed six-person lift in Arizona.

“Thanks to the hard-working mountain team who have been working around
the clock making snow and grooming the slopes, we are excited to
announce that Arizona Snowbowl will open for the ski season at 10am
today with our new high-speed, six-person lift,”  stated J.R. Murray,
Arizona Snowbowl’s general manager.  “The high-speed Grand Canyon
Express marks a huge milestone for Snowbowl, giving skiers more time
on the slopes at a greater value with access to some of the best
skiing in the state.”

Upper intermediate and advanced skiers can ride Snowbowl’s Grand
Canyon Express lift and access 1,500 vertical feet and more than a
mile of trails on Lower Ridge, Agassiz, and Lower North Star.   The
Little Spruce conveyor lift provides access to Little Spruce, a
beginner trail.

Reduced lift tickets are available at the Ticket Window, $49 for the
Grand Canyon Express or $19 for Little Spruce conveyor lift.  Lifts
are open 10am to 4pm Saturday, and 9am to 4pm daily starting Sunday,
Nov. 20, 2016.

 New this winter, Arizona Snowbowl is installing its first high-speed
lift and the only high-speed six-person lift in Arizona.  The new
Grand Canyon Express, named because you can see the Grand Canyon while
riding the lift, will transport skiers up the mountain in six minutes.
The new high-speed six-pack is just over a mile in length (5,801 feet)
with a vertical of 1,546 feet and will provide access to more than 80
percent of the ski area.  The top terminal is located on Ridge Trail
at 10,900 feet in elevation.

The new high-speed Grand Canyon Express will greatly increase uphill
capacity and help reduce the lift line on the existing Agassiz triple
chairlift.  The new lift will provide access to intermediate and
expert terrain, and new gladed tree skiing on the north facing slopes
under the lift, providing a faster ride time, easier loading and
unloading, and allowing for more skiing.  Lift capacity is 1,800
persons per hour. The new high-speed six-person lift, which will open
this season, is part of a master plan that was developed 14 years ago.

For more information about Arizona Snowbowl, visit ArizonaSnowbowl.com
or @AZSnowbowl on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contacts:
Editorial contact:  John Brice (858) 405-4622 / John@SnowSportsPR.com
On Site Contact: Melanie Street (928) 699-5702  / mstreet@arizonasnowbowl.com

About Arizona Snowbowl
Founded in 1938 and known for offering the best beginner terrain in
the Southwest, Arizona Snowbowl is one of the oldest continually
operating ski areas in the country.  Located 14 miles north of
Flagstaff, Arizona, on the San Francisco Peaks and on the highest
mountain in Arizona (Humphreys Peak at 12,367 feet), Arizona Snowbowl
offers more than 40 trails and 2,300 vertical feet on 777 acres with
eight lifts, three terrain parks and two mountain lodges. With
exceptional backcountry access and tree skiing in the winter, Arizona
Snowbowl also offers a world-renowned summer scenic chairlift that
provides stunning views of the red rocks in Sedona, the cinder cone
volcanic field, and the rim of the Grand Canyon. For more information,
visit www.ArizonaSnowbowl.com.  Also see Facebook.com/AZSnowbowl and
Twitter.com/AZSnowbowl.









John Brice
Snow Sports PR
John@SnowSportsPR.com
858-405-4622
Brice Inc.
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