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Opening Day at Arizona Snowbowl
November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arizona Snowbowl winter 2016-17 opening day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, the earliest opening day in the history of the resort. New this winter will be Snowbowl’s first high-speed lift -the only high-speed six-person lift in Arizona- and an expanded snowmaking system. Mountain construction projects are currently underway as crews gear up for ski season. New this winter, Arizona Snowbowl is installing its first high-speed lift and the only high-speed six-person lift in Arizona. The new Grand Canyon Express, named because you can see the Grand Canyon while riding the lift, will transport skiers up the mountain in six minutes. The new high-speed six-pack is just over a mile in length (5,801 feet) with a vertical of 1,546 feet and will provide access to more than 80 percent of the ski area. The top terminal is located on Ridge Trail at 10,900 feet in elevation.