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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.
Courtesy photo Cameron Clark Photography

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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Ski Haus Celebrating Expansion

Ski Haus has seen many changes since its first season in 1988. Over the past three years, it has gone from a small ski rental store into a full lines winter retailer. In 2009, when the current owner, Lee Cowan, purchased the store, there were no retail brands and no presence in winter sports. They […]

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Dew Downtown Flagstaff Event

The inaugural Dew Downtown Flagstaff event is wrapping up, with San Francisco Street expected to reopen by tomorrow morning.  While official attendance estimates have not been released, many locals and tourists turned out to watch the weekend’s snowboarding events.   Obstacles, including a trashcan, benches and even a Toyota FJ Cruiser were part of 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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Preventing Ski and Snowboarding Injuries

Ski and snowboard season is quickly approaching the slopes of Snowbowl. Those unfamiliar with alpine slope activities may be hesitant to try because of the perception that these sports are dangerous. In fact, general ski injuries have been reduced by 50 percent over the past fifteen years. The most commonly injured joint is the knee, […]

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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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AZ Snowbowl Wins Another National Safety Award

The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) announced that the Arizona Snowbowl has won the prestigious “Best Overall Safety Award” for ski areas across the nation with less than 250,000 skier visits. This is the third consecutive year the resort has won this award.  Additionally, Snowbowl participated in NSAA’s 12th Annual National Safety Week, which was held […]

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Successful Season for Arizona Snowbowl

Arizona Snowbowl is closed for the ski season which lasted into April.  There were 102 ski days and 266 inches of snow. During the recent closing ceremonies at the resort near Flagstaff, skiers and snowboarders celebrated the long season. “It has turned out to be a surprise season. We have been very fortunate with our […]

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