December 2, 2023
Winter is upon us and that means snow to our north. For skiers and boarders visiting Sedona, you needn’t go far to find the fluffy white stuff. The Arizona Snowbowl offers lift-served terrain up to 11,500 feet above sea level. This elevation makes for plenty of snowfall – in fact, last year, folks were skiing until Memorial Day weekend thanks to the 400 inches of flakes that fell (that’s well above the average of 260 inches).
Here’s why we love the Arizona Snowbowl.
The Arizona Snowbowl sits on the western slope of Mount Humphreys, the highest point in Arizona and the most iconic view in the San Francisco Peaks. Just north of Flagstaff, the Snowbowl is a 90-minute drive from The Arabella, making us one of the most well located hotels for skiing and snowboarding near Sedona.
Great for all levels, the Snowbowl covers 777 skiable acres. Eight lifts service 55 runs, with ample options for beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders. Best part? You’ll hit the trails fast, thanks to two high-speed chairlifts.
What’s a day on the slopes without good food to warm up with? The Snowbowl has a variety of dine-in and grab-and-go options, from burgers at Hart Prairie Lodge to a cup of Snowbowl Chili at the Agassiz Lodge Restaurant (don’t miss the famous Bloody Mary at the nearby 9,500’ Bar!). We also love the Basecamp Restaurant at the base of Snowbowl Road and Highway 180, with scrumptious house-smoked barbecue sandwiches.
Coming Home to The Arabella
There’s nothing like returning to the sumptuous accommodations of The Arabella after a fun winter day in the mountains. Cozy up in bed and watch a movie or head out to the firepit to sip a glass of wine while drinking in the views of the Red Rocks beyond.
We’re here to offer recommendations for all manner of winter activities around Sedona. Reach out!