Arizona Ski LodgingFind out where to Stay on your Ski Trip
Whether you’re here for a weekend or for a weeklong ski-cation, Arizona ski lodging offers somewhere to rest your weary head and store your stuff. The four major ski areas all have a wide variety of lodging options. You can find luxury amenities, romantic elegance, budget-minded accommodations, and large group reservations. If there’s one area where Arizona ski lodging could use some renovations, there’s a relative dearth of onsite resort lodging.
Arizona Ski Lodging and Resort Areas
Sunrise Park Lodging
Sunrise Park has some very affordable lodging available. At the nearby Sunrise Park Lodge, the Queen and King rooms have spectacular views of the lake and can sleep up to four adults. The cost runs about $100 per night in December. For larger parties, there are cottages that sleep up to eight people and are only $140 per night. The cottages are full houses with a full kitchen, which can save you money by letting you cook your own meals. The Greer Trail Cabins are only a fifteen-minute drive from the base camp. If you prefer a standard chain hotel, Pinetop is located a half hour’s drive west. Pinetop has a Holiday Inn, a Motel 6, a Super 8, and a wide variety of smaller local hotels.
Arizona Snowbowl Lodging
The Snowbowl has lodging available at the base of the mountain at Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins. There are standard hotel-style rooms available, as well as private cabins. The prices range from $109 per night for a standard 4-person cabin or room to $129 for a suite with a full kitchen. The Snowbowl is only 14 miles north of Flagstaff, however, so there are a ton of local and chain hotels to choose from there. For something truly special, look at The Shooting Star Inn, a charming B&B that also offers some exceptional stargazing and spectacular views.
Elk Ridge Ski Area Lodging
Elk Ridge has no lodging on-site, but it is only 14 miles away from Williams, AZ. This small town is considered the gateway to the Southern end of the Grand Canyon. Because of this, there is a plethora of chain hotels here, from a Ramada to a Ho-Jo, Comfort Inn, Super 8; all of the chains are represented. If you’re looking for something a little more private and fun, the Red Garter Inn is a privately run B&B that is located in a restored saloon and bordello. There are also rumors that a ghost is frequently seen on the property. The Red Garter books quickly, so plan ahead.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Lodging
The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Resort is located on the northeastern side of Mt Kimball, just northeast of Tucson. Because of the location, most of the nearby Arizona ski lodging is about an hour’s drive from the resort. Tucson, of course, has all of the major hotels that one can expect in a big city. Prices for these hotels range from $50 per night up to $130 for the Marriott Starr Pass Spa. For larger groups, HomeShare Civano offers weekly reservations of vacation homes. These rentals usually run about $1000 to $1500 per week, but are fully furnished houses with laundry and full kitchens.