Winter Activities & Snow Play in Flagstaff

Skiing & Snowboarding

arizona snowbowl

Arizona Snowbowl is the center of Flagstaff's winter sports. It may not be a big resort, but it does provide a lot of vertical terrain and a ton of enjoyment for Arizona locals. Lift tickets are actually quite affordable if you purchase a season pass in advance or even a day lift ticket in advance. The prices tend to increase as you get closer to the date you'd like to ski or ride the resort, weekends, and holidays, so buy early if you have the chance. Arizona Snowbowl offers everything from true beginner to a few expert runs. But even the more advanced skiers and snowboarders can enjoy tree runs and amazing backcountry terrain with the proper experience, knowledge, skills, tools, and gear.


Sledding & Tubing

Wondering 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! Here's our mot current guide to sledding, tubing and snow play in Arizona, but be smart and check each snow play area's website or telephone hotline for an up-to-date snow report, road conditions, and news on closures and special events.

Flagstaff winter recreation mapClick to enlarge map from City of Flagstaff


Snowshoeing, Snow Biking & Cross Country Skiing

Snowshoeing is a fun activity for the whole family! It can be free if you have your own snowshoes, or you can go to Arizona Nordic Village and experience the best of snowshoeing in Flagstaff. There you can rent snowshoes, snow bikes, cross-country skis then go explore over miles of trails and even spend the night in a yurt! This is an incredible experience for families or small groups of friends.

Cross country skiing at Arizona Nordic Village


The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming headquarters! We are your one stop shop for premium, designer and party board games in Northern Arizona! We offer a climate controlled atmosphere, comfortable seating, plenty of refreshments
Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming headquarters! We are your one stop shop for premium, designer and party board games in Northern Arizona! We offer a climate controlled atmosphere, comfortable seating, plenty of refreshments, and a spacious playing area. Stop in, spend a few hours, or make some new friends testing new card games and board games. Our extensive selection has something for everyone, including Magic: The Gathering; a local favorite! Take a break from Flagstaff’s wonderful outdoor activities with a relaxing family game day at The Geekery!

Cabins & Yurts At AZ Nordic Village

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
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 rentals year-round, and summer campsites that are RV-friendly. Frontcountry yurts and cabins are available for those seeking easy access, and five backcountry yurts offer solitude and natural settings with more comforts than a typical backpacking adventure. Many miles of hiking and biking trails leave right from the Village, and there are numerous other activities nearby, including the Lava River Cave, Red Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, the Arizona National Scenic Trail, and many other hiking and biking trails.

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!

IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX adventure film shown on a 6-story high screen. The Visitor Center also includes Pink Jeep Tours, Pizza Hut Express and the world famous National Geographic Store.

Flag Tag AZ

With a high-tech vest and laser gun you can explore our multi-level, black-lit, interactive laser tag arena. Or channel your inner lumberjack and try your hand at axe throwing. With arcade games and a pizza cafe, FlagTag AZ specializes in serving your needs for food and fun. We love to hos
With a high-tech vest and laser gun you can explore our multi-level, black-lit, interactive laser tag arena. Or channel your inner lumberjack and try your hand at axe throwing. With arcade games and a pizza cafe, FlagTag AZ specializes in serving your needs for food and fun. We love to host families, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, non-profit, and corporate groups. Located on the west side of Flagstaff with plenty of parking available.

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

The mission of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, affectionately known as FlagShakes, is to faithfully portray classics of the Renaissance, as well as produce other actor-driven plays. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shak
The mission of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, affectionately known as FlagShakes, is to faithfully portray classics of the Renaissance, as well as produce other actor-driven plays. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to offering exciting artistic opportunities and experience for residents of northern Arizona and visitors from around the world.

Pioneer Museum

Located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and northern Arizona history, as well as ranching, logging, and transportation. Open Mon.–Sat. for self-guided tours.

Museum of Northern Arizona

Located just three miles north of Flagstaff, MNA features exhibits relating to anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent and changing exhibits. Open daily for self-guided tours.

Lowell Observatory

A privately owned astronomical research institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Best known for the discovery of Pluto. Each year, about 70,000 people visit the Observatory to learn about astronomy. Open daily.

Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles. Guides are available to hire for outdoor climbing trips. Choose from several areas around Northern Ari
Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles. Guides are available to hire for outdoor climbing trips. Choose from several areas around Northern Arizona including Sedona.

Riordan Mansion State Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive example of gracious living and Arts and Crafts style architecture. Forty rooms, over 13,000 sq ft. Check the website for tour info and pricing.

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