Tucson is known for its amazing, warm winters that have visitors and snowbirds alike flocking to town from December to April. What’s even better is how Tucson is situated close to frosty locations for those looking for a snow fix. We’ve compiled our favorite spots below that are ideal for a winter wonderland weekend away—time to get planning!
Sedona – 4 hours
Sedona’s iconic red rocks are beautiful all year round; add in some snow and it’s downright magical. Sedona gets a mild amount of snow, making it a lovely place for hiking, strolling and experiencing energy unlike any other, all before heading back to a beautiful lodge and cozying up to a fire.
Greer – 4.5 hours
Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and sleighing—Greer has a little fun for everyone. Travel to Sunrise Park Resort where you can ski on three separate peaks or enjoy some light-hearted tubing. If you want something more low-key, try the “stay and sleigh” package that Mountain Haven Inn offers, which includes a sleigh ride plus accommodations and meals! If you’re planning a trip around the holidays, celebrate the season every Saturday with hayrides, holiday crafting, caroling, snow play, and more at the Winter Wonderland festival through December 21st.
Mormon Lake – 4 hours
While lakes aren’t a winter go-to, you’ll want to stay at Mormon Lake beyond a single weekend. Filled with vast meadows and low-profile terrain, Mormon Lake is winter sports-lovers go-to spot. Rent cross-country skis or snow-shoes and get to exploring. During snowy winters, enjoy the unique experience of a guided, hour-long snowmobile tour across the northern Arizona landscape!
Flagstaff – 4.5 hours
Flagstaff is a prime location to enjoy all that snow has to offer in one go. Stay near to town and visit the Flagstaff Nordic Center. There you can explore 25 miles of groomed trails, which is great for those who love cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, or fat-tire cycling. For skiers and snowboarders, take some time and head northeast to AZ Snowbowl. With a mix of ski run options, there’s something for every level. If you’re traveling with kids, or want to indulge your inner child, visit Oak Hill Snow Play Area thirty minutes west of Flagstaff. There you can go tubing, build snowmen, make snow angels, have snowball fights, and more.
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