Essential Information for Winter Fun and Safety
Flagstaff is Arizona's winter playground. Winter storms traditionally bring more than 100 inches of the white stuff to the surrounding forests, and visitors from the nearby desert valleys flock to Flagstaff in the winter months. Nearby ski areas offer formal settings for Nordic and alpine skiing as well as several designated snowplay areas. Planning ahead, and driving patiently and cautiously are the keys to enjoying all that Flagstaff has to offer in the winter months.
Preparing for Winter Safety in Flagstaff
Winter months in Flagstaff are cold, with temperatures warming up during the day. Visitors should be well prepared and dress warmly; layering is key, as snow is always possible. Bring warm pants, short- and long-sleeved shirts, a sweatshirt or sweater, a winter coat, hats, gloves, boots and heavy socks. In the winter months at high altitude, the sun is more intense and you may experience fatigue and shortness of breath.
The sun may cause sunburn and strain your eyes. To feel your best, dress warmly in layers, drink plenty of water, apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses outdoors.