Warm sunshine, bright blue skies and snowstorms that come through the higher elevations like clockwork. Skiing may not be the first thing people think of when they picture Arizona, but Arizona Snowbowl’s guests know how amazing spring conditions are on the San Francisco Peaks. And with games and giveaways, unique activities for kids, teens and adults, and ticket specials offered nearly every day, there’s no better time to visit Arizona Snowbowl than in spring!

Located just two hours outside of Phoenix, Arizona Snowbowl is a world away from the cacti and red rock that dominate the Valley of the Sun. As guests make the drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff, cacti quickly give way to Ponderosa pines and the cool, crisp air is a welcome change. Flagstaff sits at nearly 7,000 feet, and at only 12 miles away, Snowbowl sits at another 2,500 feet with its peak elevation topping out at 11,500 feet.

As any Flagstaff local will excitedly tell you, Snowbowl has had a very snowy year so far (more than 20 feet and counting!). Guests love the mountain’s famous spring bluebird days which provide warm, clear skiing the day after a big storm. On these days you can actually see the rim of the Grand Canyon from the top of the Grand Canyon Express, the resort’s brand new (and Arizona’s only) high-speed, six-person chairlift. This new lift is over a mile long and transports skiers to the top in just six minutes, and provides access to more than 80 percent of the ski area.

This Spring Beak, Snowbowl wants to give guests the gift of sun and snow, which is why they’re offering free lodging at Ski Lift Lodge, the closest lodging to the slopes, when you purchase two adult lift tickets for $150. Located just minutes from downtown Flagstaff, these charming cabins and rooms each feature their own flat screen T.V.s and complimentary WiFi. Families will love spending time together in the cabins and dining in the Lodge’s restaurant after a fulfilling day on the slopes. Or if nightlife is what you’re after, check out Flagstaff’s vibrant culinary and entertainment scene and explore dozens of cute shops.

Arizona Snowbowl wants you to experience the mountain safely and affordably, which is why they always offer great lesson packages for the entire family. Snowbowl’s professional ski and ride team can get you and your family cruising the slopes comfortably with one of their affordable group or private lessons. To plan your mountain getaway this Spring Break and save on lodging and lift tickets, visit www.arizonasnowbowl.com.