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2021’s Top-Rated Winter Activities in Northern Arizona

Winter is a dreamy time in Arizona. The state is widely known for its hot and dry weather due to the presence of desert. However, Winters are the most relaxing time of the year in the state. If you get a chance to visit Arizona during the cold weather months, you should visit the following hot spots.

Arizona Snowbowl and Sunrise Ski Park

Although, most people head to Colorado or Utah for their Winter adventures, Arizona is giving them a run for their money with our ski resorts. You can now visit not only one, but two ski resorts in Northern Arizona. Sunrise Ski Park in Greer has mountains that are well set for various snow activities like snowboarding, sledding, and tubing. The Snow Bowl Resort, near Flagstaff, gets an average of 260 inches of snow in the Winter and is another great place to go skiing or snowboarding!

The North Pole Experience

This is the perfect holiday activity if you are visiting Northern Arizona with family or kids. The North Pole Experience offers children a little sneak peek inside Santa’s workshop. The journey begins with a trolley ride via Little American Hotel that transports kids straight to the North Pole Forest. Upon arrival, guests can view the toy factory, Santa’s mailroom, and the bakery of Mrs. Claus. In short, the North Pole experience is wonderful and perfect memory to have with your family!

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Verde Canyon Railroad

The Magical Christmas Journey™ to the North Pole begins at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot in Clarkdale. The spirit of Christmas is aglow and visible from afar, beckoning all to experience the dream. Seasonal treats and libation may be purchased and enjoyed while perusing the depot grounds rich with festive lighting and holiday décor. Luminarias light the Southwestern-style depot roofline and giant ornaments adorn the outdoor pergolas dripping with icicle lights. Santa’s elves entertain and tell the tale of the beautiful Princess Noel and Flurry the Christmas Eagle while songs of the season fill the air.

Acker Night in Prescott, AZ

Music in the Streets of Prescott! Along with being a fun, family friendly tradition, Acker Night combines participating downtown businesses with the support of hardworking musicians who donate their time and talents. Their mutual goal is to keep music alive and thriving for the youth of Prescott.

Prescott Christmas Lighting & Parade

Enjoy the Holiday Season with Arizona’s Christmas City’s Annual Christmas Parade with Holiday Music, Floats and lots of Prescott’s Holiday Cheer! After the parade, there’s with music on the Plaza and the Annual Courthouse Lighting event with ceremony starting at 6pm.

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Winter Sleigh Rides in Flagstaff

All those who think Arizona does not offer sleigh rides are wrong. In the winter season, Flagstaff’s Windmill Ranch offers private sleigh rides to guests looking for a trip to the winter wonderland. The sleigh rides are done on horses and take about an hour to take guests to Northern Arizona’s snow-covered Coconino National Forest.

If you are looking forward to visiting Arizona in Winter, we have sourced a few places that you should visit. Although Arizona is a hot temperature state due to the desert, it is still worth visiting in the cold season.


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