SNOW 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.



Download the Flagstaff winter snowplay from above or here as a pdf: wintersnowplaymap.pdf.


Road Conditions

  • 511 anywhere in Arizona or·
  • 1-888-411-ROAD (7623)
  • az511.com

For directions to winter recreation area, please refer to the snowplay map found below,
or call 1-844-256-SNOW.


Keep Flagstaff Beautiful

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

After a successful pilot program last year, Mountain Line and Arizona Snowbowl have agreed to continue and expand the Mountain Express bus service between downtown Flagstaff and Snowbowl for the 2016-2017 season. New this year the service will be free of charge for riders.

The Mountain Express will connect the 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 and times include:

December 26-Jan. 1 and Saturdays and Sundays in January and February:

  • 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. departures from the Downtown Connection Center
  • Continual service between the Fort Valley Parking Area and Hart Prairie Lodge from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Departures from Hart Prairie Lodge starting at 3 p.m. with the last bus departing at 5:30 p.m.

Fridays in January and February:

  • Noon departure from the Downtown Connection Center
  • 4:45 p.m. departure from Hart Prairie Lodge

A full service schedule and additional information can be found at www.mountainline.az.gov/mountainexpress.


Arizona’s Official Winter Wonderland

Flagstaff was desiWinter-Wonderland-Logognated Arizona’s official winter wonderland by Governor Ducey in 2015. 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 with even more snow, welcoming winter enthusiasts to partake in winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowbiking.