It’s happening: Arizona Snowbowl is the first ski area to make snow in the United States this season. Not bad, Arizona. Not bad.

Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff becomes the fist ski area in the country to begin making and blowing snow. Cold temperatures have allowed the area to get a head start on its winter 17/18 operations.

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona Snowbowl fired up their snow guns over the weekend. This marked the earliest start in Arizona’s history and, for the first time ever, crowned the Flagstaff ski area as the first to make snow in the United States.

 Snowbowl officially began snowmaking operations on runs Logjam and Wild Turkey early Sunday morning and continued through this morning as the resort prepares to be the first ski area open in Arizona (yes, there are several in the state) opening day is scheduled for November 10.

 The race to become the first ski area in the U.S. is fueled by the resort that can make snow first. This contest is historically duked out between Colorado ski areas Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. This year, Snowbowl beat them both. 

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