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August 10, 2008

More Info on the Arizona Snowbowl Snowmaking and Expansion

The EIS is available at the Forest Service Website. We all know about the snowmaking aspect of the expansion, but the trail expansion and additional lift will be huge improvements.

Here is the existing layout of the resort.

Here is the "after" picture of the new terrain.

The realignment of the Sunset lift will open a sizable amount of new terrain, but the new Humphreys lift will be the biggest improvement.

Compare the resort side by side. The biggest problem with Snowbowl now is the lack of lift capacity to meet demand for intermediate and advanced terrain. The Agassiz lift is always swamped by college kids. This will go a long way towards addressing that. And the snowmaking will ensure a reasonably long season to make it all worthwhile.

In short, Arizona will have two viable ski resorts, now including one run and owned by actual skiers, not folks that make their living off gambling and who refuse to clear glades or provide quality customer service. Sunrise has so much potential, but their actions regarding Snowbowl have been reprehensible.

Posted by Justin at August 10, 2008 10:19 AM


I never skied there. But it seems to be a very nice resort! :=)

Posted by: Skidetails at September 17, 2008 08:58 AM