Arizona Snowbowl Jobs
- Employment: Arizona Snowbowl Jobs
- Population: Flagstaff 65,870
- Area Information:
- Local Newspaper: Arizona Daily Sun
- Annual Snowfall: 250″
- Ski Season: Mid-December-mid-April
- Average Cost 1-bedroom Apartment: $475
- Lift Ticket Prices
- Arizona Snowbowl Web Cam
From the top of Snowbowl Ski Resort you can take in the spectacular view of one of North America’s most amazing natural creations: Grand Canyon National Park. Or if it’s urban stimulation you crave, downtown Flagstaff is a mere twelve miles away. The city is home to Northern Arizona University, so you can find all the usual college hangouts including bars, good restaurants, and funky bookstores.
To quote a native, Flagstaff is “a tree-hugger town with gun racks.”
These spectacular outlying areas are also home to Snowbowl, a mountain with a vertical drop of 2,300 feet that receives ample snowfall to sustain excellent ski conditions throughout the season.
Although many people travel to Arizona solely for its therapeutic climate, you can enjoy the best of both worlds within a matter of hours. Snowbowl boasts thirty-two trails totaling over 777 acres for skiers and snowboarders alike. Of the runs, 30 percent are beginner, 40 percent intermediate, and 30 percent expert.
Although snow covers the mountain until spring, there are plenty of chances to enjoy the area without freezing temperatures. Nearby Sedona has an interesting New-Age feel with a mysterious “vortex” that allegedly contains earth’s energy center. Sunset Crater Volcanic, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki National Monuments (on the way to the Grand Canyon) contain prehistoric Native American dwellings, excellent hiking trails, and rare geological formations.
The area is extremely scenic and has a variety of indigenous plants and animals and unique historical and geological artifacts. Summer is great for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, mule trips, river tours, whitewater rafting, and kayaking, to name a few. Don’t miss Slide Rock Recreational Area and National Monument. Accommodations are limited, but camping information for the Grand Canyon National Park is available by calling (602) 638-2401 or (801) 586-7686. Wupatki National Monument permits camping from April 15 to November 15. For information contact Sunset Crater Visitors Center at (602) 556-7042.
Have a drink at the lodge or drive into Flagstaff for dinner and a leisurely walk to the galleries and bookstores in town. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro comes highly recommended.
Snowbowl is located 500 miles from Los Angeles via I-17, and 150 miles from Phoenix on I-17. At Flagstaff, turn off on Highway 180 to get to Snowbowl. The nearest airport to the resort is in Flagstaff, fourteen miles away.
Mountain Line provides convenient transportation around Flagstaff. Visit the website for schedule and destination information. This system does not provide access to the Snowbowl Ski Area, so it is best to have your own car.
Unfortunately, housing is limited at best. Ski employees compete with college students for decent accommodations. Contact campus and local newspapers for details on rental prices.
Flagstaff is a college town, so depending on your timing there are potentially tons of job opportunities. If skiing is your focus, visit the websites listed above as well as the Arizona Snowbowl employment page online. Subscribing to the local paper and responding to the classifieds is also a good idea.