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Longest Ski Season In History Resort

The eagles view of Snowbowl. Courtesy Photo

Arizona Snowbowl will be offer three more weeks of skiing!

Flagstaff, Ariz. —  While the Grand Canyon state’s southern region
experienced triple-digit temperatures this week, Arizona Snowbowl
reported new snowfall. The surprise appearance from Mother Nature to
the Flagstaff resort brings the season snowfall total to nearly 30
feet (333 inches) — the second highest amount for a season over the
last 25 years.

Resort officials announce they will offer snow-enthusiasts three more
weekends of winter by adding both May 11-12 and May 18-19 to their
spring schedule, in addition to May 3-5. The historic announcement
designates the 2018-2019 ski season as the longest in recorded history
(the previous record was held by the 2016-2017 season). An official
closing date has yet to be announced.

Snowbowl plans to celebrate the extended season this weekend with live
music on May 4 by Viola & the Brakemen from 1:00 to 4:30pm. On May
5th, the resort will host “Snowbowl de Mayo”, a Cinco de Mayo
celebration in partnership with Barrio Brewing Company featuring live
music plus food and drink specials from 10a to 5:30p. All festivities
will be held on the deck of the Agassiz Lodge. Guests can also save up
to 90% off on retail items at Agassiz Lodge.

If the current season could be described in a few words JR Murray,
General Manager, says his only answer would be ‘record-breaking.’
While the resort doesn’t disclose visitation numbers, Murray confirms
Snowbowl is seeing double-digit growth over the prior season. Both
March and April saw significant increases in skier visits compared to

“We’re all skiers at heart – that’s why we’re in the business that
we’re in – and want to be on the slopes just as long as our guests,”
stated Murray. “We will continue to evaluate mountain conditions and
keep everyone abreast of a closing date.”

Murray credits the elongated season, in part, to an automated
snowmaking system, which covers over 75% of the ski trails, providing
a dependable foundation for Mother Nature. With favorable conditions,
the system is capable of producing 21.6 acres feet of snow in a single
night which could cover Route 66, four lanes wide, with a foot deep of
snow for approximately 4 miles.

“One thing is for certain: This season is already one for the history
books and we don’t even have a closing date announced!” comments

Discounted lift tickets for May 3-5 are available at the ticket
window: $49 Adults (18-64), $39 Teens (13-17), Child (11-12) and
Senior $29 (65-69) while guests 10 and under and 70 and better ski
FREE everyday of the season. Lift ticket prices for May 11-12 and
18-19 have not been announced. For terrain and lift information, visit
Snowbowl’s snow report page on its website Snowbowl.ski.

Snowbowl kicks off summer Friday, May 24 with daily scenic chairlift
rides, new family-friendly activities plus other fun events.

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