If you are recreating, please do so responsibly. This includes following social distancing requirements, not taking actions that risk pulling emergency service workers away from the important work they’re doing, or compromising their ability to continue that work.
To prevent spread of COVID-19, please do not travel to Flagstaff for recreation. If you are local to Flagstaff and choose to head to the backcountry, every effort should be made to avoid injuries. Now is not the time to visit a hospital which may be overwhelmed due to COVID-19. Know the conditions and know your limits!
High pressure predominates with normal to above average temperatures. There is not sufficient snow to ski/ride the backcountry, nor create avalanches.
For Flagstaff, this fall has been the 4th warmest on record and the driest on record. New record high temperatures were set over the Thanksgiving holiday. We did get a couple of dustings earlier this fall, but the peaks are now virtually snow-free. Do a snow dance, burn some skis, pray for snow. As soon as we get a backcountry base and avalanches become possible, we will update this summary and send out text/email alerts. Sign up for alerts.
Near and Above Treeline:n/a
Arizona Snowbowl is making snow and open. "Currently, uphill travel on terrain within the Arizona Snowbowl ski area is unavailable due to mountain operations and construction projects."
Later this week and into the weekend... "the high pressure ridge begins to expand further across the western U.S. with dry weather and warming trend and calmer winds into the weekend. By Saturday, temperatures will return to 5 to 10 degrees above normal." -NWS, Flagstaff