Dust off those skis and snowboards because Arizona Snowbowl will open for the season today, Nov. 16.
For those planning to make the drive up, here is what you need to know:
WHICH RUNS WILL BE OPEN?
To start, the mountainous ski hill in Flagstaff will open four of its intermediate runs -- Midway Catwalk, Logjam, Wild Turkey and Round Up -- and three terrain features, such as their rail or jumps.
For the little ones, the "Little Spruce" conveyor will be up and running near the Hart Prairie Lodge, the ski hill said.
There are a total of 45 runs of varying levels which will open depending on how much snow is made and how much natural snow falls throughout the season.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
The ski hill will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. However, organizers recommend arriving 30-60 minutes earlier to purchase tickets and get rental gear, if you need it.
HOW MUCH ARE LIFT TICKETS?
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
You can bring your own gear if you have it or you can rent skis, snowboards and gear. Arizona Snowbowl recommends bringing the following:
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Ski/Snowboard helmet
- Warm clothes (dress in layers: base layer, insulation, weather protection)
ARE THERE DISCOUNTS?
Kids Power Pass: Kids 10 and younger can get a free season pass. All you have to do is register, here. You can also pick one up at the ski hill, but make sure to bring verification of child's age (ie: report card). There is no purchase required. It is good at Arizona Snowbowl, Purgatory Resort, Sipapu Ski Resort, Pajarito Mountain, and Hesperus Ski Area, according to Snowbowl's website.
Military Tuesdays: Active military can ski for free on Tuesdays. Make sure to have your military ID with you. It is not available on Dec. 18, Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
Birthday: You can get a free lift ticket on your birthday. Make sure to have your ID.
Boomer Thursdays: Those 50 and older can get a full-day lift ticket for $39 or a half-day ticket for $35. Tickets have to be picked up at the ski hill. Available on Nov. 29; Dec. 6, Dec. 13; Jan, 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31; Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28
WHERE IS ARIZONA SNOWBOWL?
Arizona Snowbowl is located about 14 miles north of downtown Flagstaff. The address is 9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. There is parking around the ski hill.
There are three restaurants at the resort: Hart Prairie Restaurant, Fremont Restaurant, and Trails End.