A quick run­down of the down­hill ski ar­eas in Ari­zona:

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ARI­ZONA SNOW­bOWL Lo­ca­tion: Flagstaff, about two hours north of Phoenix. Size: five lifts (a high-speed lift will be added for next sea­son) and two con­vey­ors, 32 trails. Ter­rain: 37 per cent begin­ner, 42 in­ter­me­di­ate, 21 ad­vanced, in­clud­ing a hike-toski-bowl above the tree line. Base el­e­va­tion: 2,800 me­tres. Ver­ti­cal drop: 700 me­tres. Lift tick­ets: US$69 adult, US$59 teen, US$39 child. Half day, US$55/$45/$39. Sea­son: Novem­ber-April. Snow­mak­ing: Yes.

SUN­RISE PARK RE­SORT Lo­ca­tion: Greer, near the Ari­zona/New Mex­ico state line; about four hours from Phoenix, just un­der four from Al­bu­querque. Size: 10 lifts, 65 trails. Ter­rain: 40 per cent begin­ner, 40 in­ter­me­di­ate, 20 ad­vanced. Base el­e­va­tion: 2,800 me­tres. Ver­ti­cal drop: 550 me­tres. Lift tick­ets: US$66 adult, US$56 child. Half day US$52/$44. Sea­son: Novem­ber-April. Snow­mak­ing: No.

MOUNT LEM­MON SKI VAL­LEY Lo­ca­tion: Just east of Tuc­son. Size: Three lifts, 22 trails. Ter­rain: 23 per cent begin­ner, 41 in­ter­me­di­ate, 36 ad­vanced. Base el­e­va­tion: 2,500 me­tres. Ver­ti­cal drop: 289 me­tres. Lift tick­ets: US$40 adult, US$20 child. Half day US$35/$15. Sea­son: De­cem­ber-April. Snow­mak­ing: No.

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JOSH bI11S / AP PHOTO

chair­lifts at the Ari­zona Snow­bowl near Flagstaff, Ariz., carry skiers up­hill. The re­sort is the only one in the area ca­pa­ble of mak­ing ar­ti­fi­cial snow.

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