Winter Recreation

Flagstaff Winter Recreation Map Flipbook

Full screen: English | Español [PDF, 4.75 MB]

Courtesy: Flagstaff CVB

It's a well-known secret that it does indeed snow in Arizona. Elevations above the Mogollon Rim typically receive enough snow to support skiing, snowshoeing, and other snow play opportunites in the high country surrounding Flagstaff. The San Francisco Peaks, soaring to nearly 13,000 feet at Humphrey's Peak, is home to the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.


Map of wintertime recreation sites around Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff Winter Recreation Hotline
1-844-256-SNOW (7669)
Courtesy of Flagstaff CVB



Winter Recreation Opportunities on the Coconino National Forest

Also, see the City of Flagstaff's Winter in Flagstaff [] page for more winter fun activities and destinations.


Warnings and Closures

  • Wing Mountain Snowplay Area is closed for the 2017-2018 winter season. The concessionaire has been granted its request to cancel their permit and close the site. For more details, read the Wing Mountain Snowplay Area closure news release.
  • Crowley Pit Snowplay Area is closed for the 2017-2018 winter season.
  • Winter Parking Restrictions Observe the "No Parking" signs. Parking along the shoulders on U.S. Highway 180 is prohibited. A minimum $200 fine will be imposed by law enforcement for violations of the winter snow season parking ordinance.
  • Cinch Hook Pit Closure: Cinch Hook Pit is closed to entry, including sledding and snowplay, year-round. Refer to Forest Order 04-16-01R: Cinch Hook Pit closure [PDF] for additional details. Violation of this order is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail.


Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Winter Backcountry Permit: This free permit is required for backcountry travel into the Kachina Peaks Wilderness from Arizona Snowbowl or Snowbowl Road.

Kachina Peaks Avalance Center []: the San Francisco Peaks has 75 major avalanche zones. Keep an eye on the conditions and stay safe in the backcountry.


Winter Recreation Maps

Flagstaff Winter Recreation Map: English | Español from the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau

Snowmobile Map [PDF, 12 MB]: The draft Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map shows areas and routes where snowmobiles and other over-snow motorized vehicles may be legally operated.

Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort [] and Arizona Nordic Village [] provide maps of the routes and trails in those recreation areas.


Additional Resources

Avalanche and Winter Safety on the Coconino National Forest: Tips and resources to help you prepare for outdoor recreation in Arizona's snowy high country.