Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley





Ski Resort Profile


Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Arizona
United States
Phone: 520 576-1321


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About the Ski Resort

Few people think of snow and skiing when they think of Tucson. Cactus, desert, and diamondbacks more readily come to mind.

The Santa Catalina Ranger District, however, is home to the southernmost ski area in the United States, which is perched near the 9,157-foot summit of Mt. Lemmon. Ski runs are usually open from mid-December to early April, depending on winter weather and snowfall.

Located just an hour's drive from the sun drenched resorts of Tucson, area visitors can go golfing, swimming and downhill skiing in the same day.

Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley offers ski equipment rentals, instruction, the Iron Door Restaurant, a snack bar, and gift shop. Overnight accomodations are available in the nearby village of Summerhaven.

The chair lift is in operation all year round, taking visitors to a high overlook from which they can enjoy views of the Santa Catalinas, the city of Tucson, the San Pedro Valley, the Reef of Rocks, and the distant mountains near Globe and Phoenix.

These scenic views, combined with the many trails and overlooks in the area, and the Iron Door Restaurant make this a popular place to visit in any season.


Ski resort area details


Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No
 

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  38 %

 Most Difficult:  20 %

 Experts only:  22 %
AVERAGE USER RATING

Not rated


Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0



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Mountain Statistics


Base elevation:  8,200 ft
Summit elevation:  9,150 ft
Vertical drop:  950 ft
Skiable area:  200 acres
Annual snowfall:  200 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
 
Number of trails:  21
Number of lifts:  3
Types of lifts:  1 Surface Lift,
 2 Double Chairs


Ski Resort Services


Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
 
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
 
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes


Ski Resort directions


In the Coronado National Forest, 25 miles northeast of Tucson via the Catalina Highway.