Arizona’s ski resorts need only one thing to open. Snow.
With this latest cold snap gripping Arizona, skiers and snowboards are ready to hit the slopes so the waiting game has begun.
Tucson broke a record Tuesday morning when the airport registered 23 degrees breaking the old record of 24 degrees set in 1934.
The winter storm did bring some much needed snow to Arizona’s high country but still not enough for the two big resorts to open.
Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff is reporting four to eight inches of new snow but still doesn’t have enough to announce an opening date.
Sunrise Park Resort outside Greer, AZ in the white mountains is fairing a lot better.
According to its ski report, the resort has received up to 19 inches of fresh powder since Nov. 22 including a whopping eight inches yesterday.
You can see the current conditions at Sunrise Park Resort on the resorts live web cams. Despite all that snow, however, Sunrise Park Resort still doesn’t have a set opening date.
Ski Valley on Mt. Lemmon outside Tucson is also waiting for more snow, but according to its web site the lifts are open for scenic rides.