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SUNRISE PARK RESORT
VITAL STATS Skiable acres: 800 (20 percent advanced, 40 percent intermediate and 40 percent beginner). Vertical drop: 1,800 feet. Number of lifts: 10. Annual snowfall: 250 inches. Summit height: 11,300 feet.
LODGING The 100-room Sunrise Park Lodge is located two miles from the Sunrise base area and offers rooms from a standard ($62-$98) to a spa suite ($135-$195). Also the Hon-Dah Resort Casino (800-929-8744) has rooms from a $79 king to a $180 luxury suite. The surrounding communities of Show Low, Pinetop, Greer and Springerville have a variety of lodging, such as the Best Western Inn Of Pinetop (520-367-6667) and Greer Cabin Keepers (928-735-7617), with cabins and homes for rent.
DINING At the Hon-Dah Resort Casino, try the Indian Pines Restaurant (520-369-0299). For prime rib and steaks, visit Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse (520-367-4900) in Pinetop or Molly Butlers (520-735-7226) in Greer.
DON’T MISS Fort Apache and the adjoining Apache Cultural Center.
CONTACT 800-772-7669, www.sunriseskipark.com Though Sunrise is Arizona’s largest ski area, three other resorts populate this desert state.MOUNT LEMMON SKI VALLEY
WHERE 30 miles northeast of Tucson
VITAL STATS Skiable acres: 70 (30 percent advanced, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent beginner). Vertical drop: 870 feet. Number of lifts: 7. Annual snowfall: 160 inches. Summit height: 9,157 feet.
LODGING In Mt. Lemmon, visit The Alpine Lodge (520-576-1544).
CONTACT 520-576-1321, www.mt-lemmon.comWILLIAMS SKI AREA
WHERE 60 miles east of Flagstaff
VITAL STATS Skiable acres: 50 (20 percent advanced, 50 percent intermediate, 30 percent beginner). Vertical drop: 600 feet. Number of lifts: 2. Annual snowfall: 150 inches. Summit height: 8,150 feet.
LODGING No lodging is available at the base, but accommodations can be found in nearby Williams and Flagstaff.
CONTACT 520-635-9330, www.williamsskiarea.comARIZONA SNOWBOWL
WHERE 14 miles north of Flagstaff
VITAL STATS Skiable acres: 137 (21 percent advanced, 42 percent intermediate, 37 percent beginner). Vertical drop: 2,300 feet. Number of lifts: 5. Annual snowfall: 260 inches. Summit height: 11,500 feet.
LODGING Rent a cabin at nearby Ski Lift Lodge (928-774-0729).
CONTACT 520-779-1951, www.arizonasnowbowl.com