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Experience high country holidays and the wonders of winter

     

With an average of 100 plus inches of snowfall each year, Flagstaff is Arizona’s premier winter wonderland. This is the time to celebrate the holidays high country style or plan a weekend of snowplay on the slopes.

Winter in Flagstaff

Designated as Arizona’s winter wonderland, Flagstaff attracts visitors from all over to our snowy playground. Accumulating an average of 100 inches of snow annually in downtown, the surrounding ponderosa forests are blanketed with even more, welcoming winter enthusiasts to partake in a multitude of winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowbiking.

 

It's Elemental

This fine Crafts Exhibition showcases works by the finest craftspeople in northern Arizona. The juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more at the Coconino Center for the Arts Theater. (Nov.- Dec.).

Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe

Ski cross country by the light of the moon. The Flagstaff Nordic Center offers regular evening program during full moon nights. With the clear sky, brilliant stars, and glowing moon this is an experience you don't want to miss. (Jan.-Feb.).

Dew Downtown Ski and Snowboard Festival

The Dew Downtown Flagstaff is a high-octane, two-day urban snowboarding and skiing festival through the streets of historic downtown. Watch winter sports daredevils of all ages grind, jump and shred over trash cans, guard rails and other urban obstacles.
This year on Saturday the festival stretches from Aspen Avenue to Birch Avenue featuring a children’s area with activities and games, more vendors and a stage with live music. The event comes to life with a beer garden for adults and competitive qualifying rounds for those daredevils who take on the course. Celebrate Flagstaff, Winterfest style, at this high flying event!

Jazz Madrigal Festival

This prestigious two-day festival features more than 120 high school choirs from the region performing traditional choral music and vocal jazz at the NAU Ardrey Auditorium, Ashurst Hall, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, and Federated Community Church (February).