Arizona’s Official Winter Wonderland

Flagstaff was desiWinter-Wonderland-Logognated Arizona’s official winter wonderland by Governor Ducey this year. Below you will find tips for visiting in the winter months and resources for enjoying our snowy playground. An average of 100 inches of snow falls annually in town, while the surrounding ponderosa forests are blanketed with even more, welcoming winter enthusiasts to partake in winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowbiking.

For directions to winter recreation areas use this interactive Google map or download a printable version.

Keep Flagstaff Beautiful

Please remember to pick up trash and recycle broken sleds. Thank you!

New bus service to Arizona Snowbowl has been launched this year; the “Mountain Express” will run on peak days, creating a new transportation option to reach Flagstaff’s ski and snowboard area. The Mountain Express will connect Downtown Connection Center on Phoenix Ave., between Milton Rd. and Beaver St. with the Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl, via the Fort Valley Parking Area at Highway 180 and Snowbowl Rd. Service dates include:

  • December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • January 2, 9, 16, 17, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 14, 20, 27

A full service schedule and additional information can be found at www.mountainline.az.gov/mountainexpress. Riders must purchase a day pass, or present another valid Mountain Line pass, to board the Mountain Express. A regular day pass is only  $2.50 and riders can board any Mountain Line bus stops to connect to the Mountain Express at the Downtown Connection Center.

Winter Snowplay areas in Flagstaff Arizona - MapSNOW FACTS

Flagstaff Winter Facts

Flagstaff’s average annual snowfall is 108.8 inches.
Heaviest annual snowfall on record since 1961 occurred in 1973. Approx. 210 inches of snow.
The earliest snowfall on record in Flagstaff was September 19, 1965.
The latest snowfall on record in Flagstaff was June 8, 1907.

Road Conditions

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Road Conditions

  • 511 anywhere in Arizona or·
  • 1-888-411-ROAD (7623)
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