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Ski Season Begins at Snowbowl, Brian Head, and Williams

November 27
15:46 2013
Brian Head Ski Resort

Brian Head Ski Resort

With the recent snowfall, ski season is beginning for Northern Arizona at the Snowbowl near Flagstaff, Elk Ridge near Williams, and Brian Head near Panguitch, Utah.  These are the closest ski resorts to the Page, Lake Powell area.

Snow Bowl

The projected opening date for the Snowbowl at Flagstaff is Friday, November 29th for 2013. Snowbowl reports a 27″ base midway and 17″ at 9,500 feet.

Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks, the Arizona Snowbowl lies 14 miles outside of Flagstaff, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 70 miles from the Grand Canyon.  The trip from Page to Snowbowl is about 2 hours and forty five minutes.

The Snowbowl resort opened in 1938 and operates from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. The Arizona Snowbowl offers 40 trails serviced by 4 lifts for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels and 2 surface conveyors for beginners.

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Brian Head Resort

Located in Dixie National Forest, Brian Head Ski Resort receives over 400 inches of famous Utah powder annually. The resort features Utah’s highest base elevation at 9,600 feet with a lift served vertical drop of 1,320 ft from Giant Steps.  From Page, Arizona, drive to Kanab to Panguitch, Utah. Proceed West on State Highway 143 to Brian Head. Count on three hours travel time from Page to Brian Head Ski Resort in Utah.

Williams

Jack Norton, who has been preparing for the opening of the Elk Ridge Ski run at Williams, Arizona, states that the opening is planned for December 7th for 2013.  Elk Ridge plans to be open December 21, according to Norton, and may stay open through January 5, 2014 —  a few days before Christmas until a few days after New Years. Elk Ridge is a family oriented ski area with 2 surface lifts servicing 10 trails. Open to downhill skiing and snowboarding and most runs are geared toward beginning and intermediate skiers. Lessons and rentals are available for skiing and boarding.  The Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation Area is located about 3 miles south of the town of Williams along Historic Route 66 in northern Arizona. Plan a little over three hours driving time from Page to Williams Ski area.  Call 928- 814-5038 for information.

 

 

 

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