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Helicopter Assists with New Chairlift at Snowbowl

Snowbowl officials say a heavy-lifting helicopter was used today to assist with the new chairlift being erected on Humphrey’s Peak. The new chair, the first one on the mountain to accommodate four people, is scheduled to be open by Christmas. The opening day for Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff is Friday, Nov. 20, announced resort officials. […]

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Arizona Snowbowl Receiving Fresh Snow

With the February snowstorm now moving out of the region, Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff has reported at least 36 inches of new snow. One foot of new snow fell within the past 24 hours.  All lifts at the Flagstaff area ski resort are operational. Roads to the ski resort are snow packed; four wheel drive […]

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Snowbowl

The latest lawsuit aimed at stalling development plans at Arizona Snowbow has been shot down by a federal appeals court. A ruling today says the group Save the Peaks Coalition and private citizens who filed the lawsuite grossly abused the judicial process. Today’s ruling upholds a previous decision by a lower court which said the […]

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Snowbowl Improving Visitor Experience

When Arizona Snowbowl opened for the 2011-2012 season last month, visitors found improvements to their skiing and snowboarding experiences. Despite waylays caused by lawsuits over snowmaking, the resort continues to work towards the proposed plan that was assembled by Arizona Snowbowl and the Forest Service. Some of the planned improvements were made last summer. Four […]

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Snowbowl Upgrades to Benefit Skiers and the Economy

As construction on upgrades continue at Arizona Snowbowl in preparation for the upcoming season, many people have been curious about what is underway on the mountain. In this Flagstaff Business News exclusive, the resort’s general manager, J.R. Murray, shared his enthusiasm about the improvements, which include infrastructure of snowmaking equipment.   FBN: How are the […]

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Snowbowl Construction Progressing Despite Protests

Construction is ongoing this summer along parts of Snowbowl Road, as the Flagstaff area ski resort management works to build infrastructure for snowmaking. The Coconino County Sheriff’s office is reporting the arrests of several people protesting construction at Snowbowl.  On Saturday, three people were arrested for trespass and disorderly conduct. Snowbowl General Manager JR Murray […]

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Construction Beginning Along Snowbowl Road

Construction is expected to begin this month along a segment of Snowbowl Road (Forest Road 516), as crews clear trees and build the snowmaking infrastructure for the ski resort.  More than six miles of water pipeline needs to be installed so the reclaimed water can be transported up the mountain. Construction will be adjacent to […]

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