Arizona Snowbowl

 

Arizona snowball

Arizona Snow-bowl is an alpine ski resort located on the San Francisco peaks , 7 miles (11.2 kilometers) north of Flagstaff Arizona. The Snow-bowl is a long-standing center of controversy regarding its effect on native american sacred sites and religious practices. Numerous protests and arrests occurred in 2011.

The base elevation of the facility sits at 9,200 feet (2,804 m) and the resort receives an average annual snowfall of 260 inches (650 centimeters). It has a 2,300-foot (700 m) drop, the largest in Arizona, and has 5 lifts servicing the mountain. Two lodges, Hart Prairie Lodge and Agassiz Lodge, are located at the ski area. Arizona Snow-bowl has been in operation since 1938.