Looking to play in the snow? Yes, you can go sledding in Arizona. Arizona has some great spots to go sledding, tubing, skiing and snowboarding. We even have good old fashion sleigh rides.
Grab your winter coats and take the kids to see the snow. There are several great spots in and around Flagstaff , Greer and even as far south as Tucson to enjoy wintry attractions. Below is a list of the best places to go sledding in Arizona as well as other fun winter activities.
Let’s Go Play in the Snow: Flagstaff Snow Park
The most popular spot for family fun in the snow is at the Flagstaff Snow Park located within Fort Tuthill County Park. There are five designated tubing runs and one kiddie run. Your ticket includes a snow tube rental (except for limited access tickets), so you don’t have to bring any special equipment.
Dress warm and have fun tubing down the hills. There are also plenty of areas to make a snowman, snow angels or just play in the snow.
If you are going to plan on tubing all day this is a great spot to do so. Do not bring sleds as they are not allowed. They have portable restrooms and several food trucks available. Pets are not allowed. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time please visit Flagstaff Snow Park’s website.
How to Get there: If you’re traveling from Phoenix up I-17 take exit 337 and turn left on John Wesley Powell Blvd. This will take you over I-17 and turns into Fairgrounds road. Look for signs to direct you to the Snow Park. The street address is 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ 86005. Phone number: (928) 224-5938
Where to go Sledding in Arizona: Oak Hill Snow Area
If you want to try out your new sled then head to Oak Hill Snow Area just off of historic route 66 in Williams. There are two sledding hills here. One is long and steep. The shorter run is popular with the little kids. There are restrooms and picnic tables here. Parking is limited to the first 20-25 cars. Parking along the highway is not allowed.
How to Get There: To get to Oak Hill Snow area from Phoenix take I-17 north to Flagstaff and then I-40 West towards Williams. Take exit 178 and make a right on North Parks road. Then take a left on Historic Route 66 for four miles. Oak Hill Snow area is on your left just after you cross over Sherwood Forest Road.
Cost: It is FREE to go here!
Website: Oak Hill Snow Area
Fun in the Snow: Sleigh Rides in Flagstaff
Maybe you would like to go on an old fashion sleigh ride. We have these in Arizona too. Hitchin Post Stables in Flagstaff offers sleigh rides for up to 12 people.
Snowy Mountain Stables, located at the base of Sunrise Park Resort in Greer offers sleigh rides as well. For more information contact: (928) 205-7607.
Ski and Snowboard in Arizona
The most popular spot to ski in Arizona is Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff. Arizona Snowbowl is about three hours from Phoenix. Snowbowl has eight ski lifts. The highest ski lift is at 11,500 feet. You can explore 55 trails/runs. The longest run is two miles. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the snow whether you are a beginner skier or an advanced skier. This place is packed during the holiday season, so purchase tickets in advance. In the summer this is a great place to hike or take a scenic gondola ride. Visit in the fall to see all the leaves change.
Location: Arizona Snowbowl is 7 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 180, 7 miles to ski slopes on Snowbowl Road.
Flagstaff Nordic Village
Those who enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing head out to the Nordic Center in Flagstaff. Over 25 miles of groomed snow trails through the tall Pines, there are more than 10 different trails to choose from. Ski rentals and instruction for both adults and children are available. Lodging is also available. Snow conditions at Nordic Center | Map to Flagstaff Nordic Center . Location: seven miles north of Snowbowl Road on Highway 180.
Sunrise Ski Park
Sunrise Ski Park is the largest ski area in Arizona. It is located in the beautiful White Mountains. Sunrise offers 8 ski lifts that cover three mountains, 65 runs, snowboarding trails, 13 miles of trails for cross country skiers, a tubing hill for the kids.
Sunrise park is beautiful with activities year round, skiing, tubing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, hiking, fishing. This area is really beautiful. Lodging is available as well.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Southern Arizona
The southernmost ski resort in the United States is Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the Catalina Mountain, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley has one ski lift and eighteen ski trails. For prices and Snow Conditions call 520-576-1400
Location: take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue 26 miles to the Ski Valley turnoff. This is a really pretty drive, but it is slow because of all the winding roads. 4×4 or snow chains are necessary in heavy snowfalls.