The top spot in Flag for outdoors enthusiasts year-round is the Arizona Snowbowl. As you might guess from its name, the Snowbowl opens for skiing and snowboarding once enough snow has fallen. This is generally in December. It stays open as long as snow pack levels allow, which is generally into March. Do check their website for current conditions. You can hit the slopes with your own skis/board or rent on site. You can also get adult and child lessons for boarding and skiing. Plan on arriving early because once maximum occupancy is reached, no one else is admitted, even if you have already bought a pass. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting, the Snowbowl opens its skyride to the highest point in the state daily. After Labor Day, the skyride operates Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October. Look for discount tickets on their website. This is a fun, leisurely ride on the ski lift. All ages are allowed. If you have a squirmy little one who can’t or won’t sit still, it could be unsafe as you glide above the trees to the top of the mountain. There is a restroom up at the top as well as picnic tables with awesome views. During the summer months, free hiking trails are also open along with the Snowbowl’s premiere 18-hole disc golf course. It was the home to the 2005 World Amateur Disc Golf Championships. Be prepared because activities at this high of altitude are much harder. Drink plenty of water and bring a light jacket, as you’re likely to come across some snow in the middle of summer.
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