The Arizona Snowbowl and the Sunrise Park Resort are opening today.
Both the Snowbowl, near Flagstaff, and Sunrise, near Greer, will be opening just parts of their parks today and the rest of the weekend.
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The parks, which opened in mid-December last year, partially rely on snow-making to make it happen.
Lifts that will be open this Friday include Sunset Triple (654 vertical feet, 2,675 feet long), Hart Prairie Double (650 vertical feet, 3,200 feet long) and Little Spruce Conveyor. The runs available to skiers and snowboarders are Southern Belle (8.5 acres), Hart Prairie (31 acres) and the Little Spruce Conveyor. Great terrain to start out the season and prep those winter legs for skiing and riding. Hart Prairie Lodge will be open with restaurant, equipment rental, sport shop, and ski school offering lessons for all ages. Guest services will be open for Season Pass pickup and gift card sales.
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And from Sunrise:
Sunrise Park Resort will have Lifts 1, 2 & 8 open with select trails available for riding this coming weekend, Friday November 29th, Saturday November 30th & Sunday December 1st. Sunrise will be closed Monday through Thursday in preparation for the upcoming 3-day weekend and will reopen to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Sunrise lists three of its eight lifts being open this weekend.