The Oak Hill Snow Play Area is located on the site of an old alpine ski area (operated during the 1950s). There are three separate runs; one reserved for skiing and the other two for tubing.
The ski run is about 900 feet long and is a good slope for beginners to practice and improve their skills. However, there is no ski lift or tow. The middle tubing run is about 400 feet long. This run has not received much use in the past, and there has been no improvement done on it. The other tubing run is around 600 feet long and has been developed with an embankment at its lower end to keep tubers within the safe track. Along the embankment there is a raised edge that helps keep tubers on track.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, ONLY INNER TUBES OF FLEXIBLE MATERIAL ARE ALLOWED. METAL, WOOD OR HARD PLASTIC SLEDS OR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
- Be sure there is sufficient snow to cover rocks, stumps and cinders before using the area. This usually requires a minimum of one foot of snow.
- If the area is crowded, there is more risk of collisions or other accidents.
- Speed is the most dangerous factor. Don't go so far up the hill until you know what your speed will be like.
- Make sure the entire run is clear before you start. Small children at the bottom of the hill are in a dangerous place.
- Building jumps on the sliding run is dangerous and not allowed.
- More than one person on a tube or more than one tube linked together is dangerous.
It is possible to have fun and be safe at the safe time. Please be considerate of others.
Oak Hill Snow Play Area Access Map
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Location: The Oak Hill Snow Play Area is located about 10 miles east of Williams on Historic Route 66. A parking area for 20 cars is located just off Historic Route 66.
Access #1: From Williams, go about 8 miles east on I-40 to the Pitman Valley exit #171. After exiting, turn left to cross over the freeway and then immediately turn to the right (east) onto Historic Route 66; go about 2 miles to the snow play area on your right (watch for signs).
Access #2: From Flagstaff, take I-40 west 16 miles to the Parks exit #178. Turn right and go to Historic Route 66. Turn left on to Historic Route 66 and continue 4 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area on your left.
Road Conditions: Paved road, plowed all winter and suitable for passenger vehicles.
There is a warming shelter at the bottom of the hill with a fire circle and picnic tables. Toilet facilities are available.
Safe capacity at one time for the area is about 100 people. Of this amount, only about 30 to 35 should be tubers. Even with this number, if a few are rowdy or inconsiderate of others, the risk of accidents increases.