AZ UPHILL ACCESS
Arizona Snowbowl operates under a special use permit from the Coconino National Forest. Arizona Snowbowl enhances the use of your public lands by offering easy access to the Peaks, plowing Snowbowl road, use of the parking lots, supporting Flagstaff's unique community culture and outdoor recreation opportunities. Please keep in mind that uphill travel access is a privilege, not a right, on USFS permitted land.
To continue a positive relationship with both Arizona Snowbowl and the USFS, safety protocols must be observed. It is crucial for the public to adhere to designated uphill travel policies to reduce risk to mountain staff and public.
Skiing on the Kachina Peaks is an awe inspiring and fulfilling activity. To ascend a mountain and travel down it is an excellent form of exercise, leisure, and motivation. However, to enjoy this activity within ski area boundaries, rules set in place to protect public safety must be followed.
Uphill travel on the Kachina Peaks is allowed within all of the United States Forest Service land surrounding the ski area by accessing either the Humphreys Trail or Kachina Trail. It is up to winter back country travelers to be well versed in the inherent risks of skiing or hiking in potentially hazardous areas. In combination with acquiring the free mandatory backcountry permit from the USFS, backcountry users should seek out proper training to mitigate risks associated with winter back country travel. These include but not limited to avalanche training and rescue, and advanced first aid/CPR.
5 - 8 AM/PM UPHILL ROUTE
Areas outside of the designated uphill and downhill routes are closed. Including the Upper bowl, and all terrain parks.
By clicking on the link below, uphill travelers are able to fill out information to obtain the required reflective armband from Arizona Snowbowls Guest Services. By filling out this information and wearing the armband, it states that the uphill traveler has read, understood, and accepted the Arizona Snowbowl Uphill Access Rules of Use.