Sledding and Snow Play in Flagstaff - Winter 2022-2023

Flagstaff got new snow on Wednesday, Dec 28 and more is predicted in the coming days. Wednesday's snow was wet with the potential for creating a good snow sledding base but is melting quickly. Please use good judgement when sledding. Updated 12/28/2022
sledding in Flagstaff AZ

CLEAN UP YOUR TRASH AND DO NOT LEAVE BROKEN SLEDS AND GARBAGE IN THE FOREST!!

There is nothing like the joy of snow play in a winter wonderland such as Flagstaff! Curious about where to take the kids sledding or tubing in Arizona? Or maybe you're just looking for a great place the whole family can enjoy playing in the snow, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and even making snowmen, you have come to the right place! Although these activities are fun please understand that this town is precious to many and for that reason, Flagstaff has a "leave no trace" policy. This means EVERYTHING that you bring should be brought back with you. Please do the same if your sled meets an unfortunate end against a tree or rock! Another important thing to keep in mind is that although lots of fun, sledding can also become dangerous. Please watch your children, especially on the roadsides. There have been many close calls in areas near Milton and highway 180 of children racing into the road on a sled. With all that in mind here are some awesome snow areas to check out!


¡No hay un lugar tan bonito como Flagstaff con nieve! ¿Tiene curiosidad sobre los lugares que ofrecen viajes en trineo en Arizona? O posiblemente solamente esté buscando un lugar que toda la familia puede esquiar, jugar en la nieve, hacer un muñeco de nieve, o pasear en trineo. Pues, ¡Flagstaff es el lugar perfecto para eso y más! ¿Estas actividades son divertidas verdad? Es por eso que en Flagstaff nos gusta mantener un ambiente sano y limpio, para que todos los que quieran puedan disfrutar de las divertidas actividades y hermosísimos paisajes de esta ciudad en las montañas. Es por eso que tenemos una regla de "no dejes nada". Si su trineo se rompe al estar usándolo, favor de disponer de la basura que cause en el contenedor de basura más cercano. Es importante también mantenerse seguro cuando esté paseando en trineo porque es peligroso, especialmente al lado de las calles Milton y la carretera 180,ya que ha habido incidentes en los cuales se han acercado demasiado a la carretera. ¡Bueno, ya que se tiene eso en mete, aquí hay algunos lugares increíbles con nieve que tiene que visitar!

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Here's where you can go sledding!

Flagstaff winter recreation mapClick to enlarge map from City of Flagstaff

Please call the Snowplay Hotline for current conditions: 1-844-256-SNOW

  • Flagstaff Snow Park at Ft. Tuthill County Park
    From Flagstaff, head south on Milton/1-17 5.7 miles. Flagstaff Snow Park has restrooms, a large outdoor fire pit, and picnic areas. This place is great because they have groomed runs, tube for rent, food and beverage vendors, and a shop in case you forgot to bring some of your winter gear like beanies and gloves. It definitely the best sledding spot in town! Tickets must be bought in advance. Opening Day: Dec 17, 2022

    Flagstaff Snowpark Info »
  • Happy Jack Lodge
    From Flagstaff, Happy Jack Lodge is about 42 miles from town on Lake Mary Road. | Happy Jack Lodge Info »
  • Flagstaff City Parks: Foxglenn Park, Thorpe Park, or Buffalo Park.
    OPEN for snowplay

  • Foxglenn Park: 4200 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    Thorpe Park: 191 N Thorpe Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    Buffalo Park: 2400 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

  • Oak Hill Snow Play Area - CLOSED WINTER 2022-2023
    The Oak Hill Snow Play Area is closed due to forest restoration project this winter.

  • Mormon Lake Lodge
    Snowplay is permitted around Mormon Lake Lodge property, but there are no rentals available at this time. Please do not sled on the plow berms as they are ciose to the road and therefore dangerous.

**Snow play and sledding are PROHIBITED at the following areas:**

  • Anywhere along I-17
  • Off the side of main roads
  • Arizona Snowbowl
  • Arizona Nordic Village
NOTE: As tempting as it is to just find a pull-off on the side of the road where there's a hill, please be consider the safety of the sledders and those driving. DO NOT park illegally or block the roads. Please note that it is prohibited to park along the road on HWY 180.

More Places for Snow Activities

Arizona Nordic Village

  • The Arizona Nordic Village offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow-biking and winter yurts (no sledding). The center is open daily has 40 kilometers of trails.
  • Getting there: The center is about 15 miles northwest of downtown Flagstaff and 160 miles from central Phoenix. Head north on Interstate 17, which leads into Milton Road in Flagstaff. Follow Milton Road downtown to U.S. 180 north. The parking lot is along the highway at mile marker 232.
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily and 6-9 p.m. Fridays if conditions allow.
  • Skiing: Reservations for equipment rentals must be made by 3 p.m. three days before your visit. Skis and rental packages range from $10 - $20/day, and trail passes are priced at $10 - $18/day.
  • Snowshoeing: The center has about 9 miles of marked snowshoe trails, and dogs are allowed if kept under control. Reservations are suggested to ensure equipment availability. Trail passes and snowshoe rentals are $10 - 18 per day each.
  • Details: 928-220-0550 or https://www.arizonanordicvillage.com

Wing Mountain & Crowley Pit Snow Play Areas

NOT OPEN for snow play.


Sunrise Park Resort

Known for its downhill ski runs, Sunrise also offers tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

  • Getting there: It's about 220 miles from central Phoenix. Take Arizona 87 (Beeline Highway) north to Payson, then Arizona 260 east through Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside to Arizona 273, on the Fort Apache Reservation. Turn right (south) on Arizona 273. Sunrise Park Lodge is about 4 miles south, and the Sunrise Ski Area is about 3 miles past the lodge.
  • Tubing: It's like sledding, only you fly down the hill on an enormous inner tube. A tubing hill is behind Lake Ono, off the main entrance. Tube rentals are $8 a day, or you can bring your own tube.
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing: More than 13 miles of groomed trails are available. Trail passes cost $7 for adults and $4 for juniors. Equipment rentals are $10 a day.
  • Sleigh rides: $22 per person for a 30-minute ride, and $30 for a 60-minute ride.
  • Details: 928-735-7669 or sunriseskipark.com


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Stay in a yurt or cabin at the AZ Nordic Village, a premier outdoor recreation destination just north of Flagstaff. Perfectly situated in the cool pine and aspen forests at 8,000 ft of elevation between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park, the Village offers rustic cabin and yurt rent
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In the winter season, the Arizona Nordic Village hosts a groomed trail system for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fatbiking. Over 20 miles of trails offer opportunities for everybody to have a winter adventure!

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