Arizona Snowbowl, AZ just announced they will open this Friday, the 16th November, the first resort in Arizona to open for the 2018/19 season, and even beating many Colorado, California, and Utah resorts.
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Two snow storms in October dumped around 2-feet on the upper elevations, and low temperatures have meant snowmaking has been able to build on that natural base.
Lifts and terrain are still to be announced, but things are looking way better than last year. 2017 they opened a week later, November 21st, with 1.25-miles of open runs across 25-acres.
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 52 trails, 2,300 lift-served vertical feet and over 3,000 hike-to vertical feet on 777 acres with eight lifts, three terrain parks, and two mountain lodges. They average around 260″ snowfall a year.