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Unprecedented Long Ski Season Delaying Water Sports  

Chad Brockman was born to surf. He grew up on the beaches of Waikiki and lived in the waves – before school, during school, after school – every chance he got. A significant moment in his life occurred at age six when he met legendary Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku, a Native Hawaiian who popularized […]

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Snowbowl’s New Chairlift Offering Views, Speed

“This is the biggest lift of all the projects we’ve done in North America this year. And that includes Vail and Jackson Hole,” said Jon Mauch from Leitner-Poma of America at last month’s celebration of the opening of Arizona Snowbowl’s latest new lift. “The Grand Canyon Express is largest in terms of length, vertical, slope […]

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ARIZONA IS NOW OPEN FOR SKIING!

After mountain crews worked around the clockmaking snow as conditions permitted, Arizona Snowbowl officialsannounced the ski resort is opening at 10am today, Saturday, Nov. 19with its new lift, the Grand Canyon Express, high-speed six-personlift.  The Grand Canyon Express is Snowbowl’s first high-speed liftand the first high-speed six-person lift in Arizona.“Thanks to the hard-working mountain team […]

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Lisa Lamberson and her dad, Mark, are teaching Lisa’s son, Jack, how to ski at Arizona Snowbowl – a tradition for the Mountain Sports Flagstaff family.
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Ski Season Arriving Early in Northern Arizona

Arizona Snowbowl is opening earlier than ever before with the addition of a new six-pack chairlift. Many of the ski resort’s 500 employees, along with a team of contractors, have been preparing for opening day on Nov. 11. The most significant effort is focused on the addition of the Grand Canyon Express, Arizona’s first high-speed, […]

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Flagstaff’s Mountain Man Marks 30 Years at Snowbowl

Before there was Hart Prairie Lodge, before Flagstaff had a Fifth Grade Learn to Ski Program, before conveyor belts transported beginning skiers on the San Francisco Peaks, before snowboarding was even a sport and long before snowmaking at Arizona Snowbowl, there was Spring Break in Iowa and a young college student who would have a […]

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AZ Snowbowl Going Strong Through April 7

Arizona Snowbowl is experiencing a spectacular season that will carry through to Sunday, April 7 – and perhaps an extra weekend – as all indicators point to a strong finish. The ski resort has received 197 inches of natural snowfall and winter shows no sign of slowing down. March typically is the snowiest month of […]

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Snowbowl’s Base Good -Nordic Center Closing

The Flagstaff Nordic Center is closing this week because of a lack of snow.  Officials at the Nordic Center north of Flagstaff on Highway 180, says they expect to reopen for the weekend if snow arrives, as expected.  Other facilities at the cross country ski area remain open.  “Our yurt and camping cabins remain open […]

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Snowbowl Open for Season

If there are long, board-like packages under your holiday tree, you might want to start unwrapping! With almost three feet of snow blanketing the ski resort from this past weekend storm , Arizona Snowbowl is open for its 75th Anniversary Season.   Mayor Jerry Nabours welcomed excited community members, skiers and snowboarders in Arizona Snowbowl’s […]

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