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When you think of Arizona, snow-capped peaks perfect for zooming down on skis or a snowboard may not come to mind. But at Sunrise Park in the heart of the White Mountains, visitors find plenty of fresh powder covering challenging trails and runs. The resort stands nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, offering stunning mountain vistas, a spectacular alpine landscape, and plenty of heavy snowfall in ski season. Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Sunrise Resort entertains visitors year-round not only with winter sports, but with warm-weather activities like mountain biking, ziplining, horseback riding, and kayaking. Read on to learn more about what this mountain retreat has to offer:
- The 96-room Sunrise Park Hotel & Conference Center provides a comfortable rustic backdrop to family vacations and conventions alike.
- An onsite RV park lets campers rest in the wilderness among herds of elk and antelope.
- Fly down the state's longest zipline for more than 2,300 feet over ponderosa pines.
- Practice your aim with archery workshops and competitions.
- Hike or ride horses through the piney woods of Arizona's White Mountains.
- Zoom down 65 beginner, intermediate, and expert runs on the slopes.
- Enjoy a full season of ski weather in the Southwest, with slopes open from November to April.
- Get a wide variety of skiing and snowboarding experience, with runs on three separate peaks.