Arizona Snowbowl Reopens For The Summer

Arizona Snowbowl announced the resort will reopen next week for summer chairlift rides starting on Friday, June 19.

The resort had closed — along with hundreds of other businesses in March amid the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — but now, General Manager of Arizona Snowbowl Rob Linde said, the facility has new health and safety procedures in place.

“As we look forward to the official start of summer, we’re excited to offer Arizonans a way to get out of the house, have fun and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in a safe, open environment,“ said Linde. “Our reopening plan was designed with COVID-19 in mind, and includes considerations for social distancing, capacity management, and reduced contact to provide a safe and fun experience for all guests.”

The resort is offering rides on the high-speed Grand Canyon Express lift.

The 34-year-old Agassiz lift had previously shuttled riders during the summer months but is being replaced by a new combination lift featuring chairs interspersed with gondola cabins.

In addition to the chairlift, the resort will also offer to-go dining options and a selection of outdoor apparel and gear at the on-site retail store. For overnight visitors, Snowbowl offers accommodations and a full-service restaurant at the base of the mountain at Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins.

As a part of the resort’s new operating procedures, all tickets must be purchased online to reduce contact between guests and staff. In addition, capacity within the resort boundaries will be managed to ensure adequate space for guests to practice social distancing. To help guests plan their day, Snowbowl is offering new time-specific tickets that allow guests to choose a morning or afternoon session.

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