Fun in Flagstaff

I spent this past weekend in Flagstaff watching some friends play in the Northern Arizona University Rugby Tournament. Sadly, I was unable to see much of the area because they played for a large portion of the day Saturday, and we left early Sunday. From what I did get to see, the area is absolutely gorgeous. A friend and I started talking about putting together a ski trip or something so that we’d be able to spend more time there. If anyone has any suggestions as to where we should go, let me know.

3 Comments so far

  1. demooderew (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 4:36 am

    I’d actually suggest Sunrise Park Resort in the White Mountains (up past Pinetop) for snowboarding (or skiing if you’re a two planker). The size of the mountains are about 3 times that of Flagstaff. If you do settle for Flagstaff, stay at the Monti Vista hotel. Lift tickets @ Snowbowl (Flagstaff) will likely be $45/day this year. Flagstaff is a great place for a fun weekend. Good food, good breweries, decent snow, laid back people, a nice disc golf course in the woods, etc.

  2. Landon (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 11:16 am

    Me and a buddy took a ski trip to Flag last year, it was a one night jaunt over a short (two day) weekend. It was a lot of fun!!! We left Phx early Saturday morning and skied all day. The view from the top of Snowbowl is amazing, you can see the Grand Canyon. The runs were a bit mild for me, having grown up 20 mins from Snowbird/Park City in Utah, but for a 2 hour drive from 70-80 degree winter temps it is definetly worth it!
    We stayed at a Howard Johnson right of I-40, my only advice is to avoid hotels near Route 66, trains seem to role by endlessly through the night…
    After a long day of skiing we went out to Maloney’s and a few other local bars. The good part is you can walk from bar to bar, no driving required. And if they have a cover, its very cheap. But if your looking to meet locals it seems to be difficult, everyone we ran into was from Phoenix! It was a lot of fun though, most ppl we ran into were very laid back and much less pretentious then Scottsdale. Were planning on making it a tradition to head up the hill at least once a year now. If you have any other questions let me know. – Landon

  3. Holly (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 10:39 am

    Me and my husband took some bikes up and biked all day in Flag. I hadn’t been on a bike in about 10 years, but we had a blast! The city is really bike friendly…there is a nice bike path far away from the road that you can take from downtown almost to the mall across town. The train runs right beside it and little prarie dogs live all around it. You’ll see them peek their heads up every now and then. We went to a little place called Strombolli’s to eat. It was EXCELLENT! Try the baked ziti! Then we went to a little coffee shop downtown and chilled for a while. I think it was called Missed the Train or something like that. Very good atmosphere and coffee. Also, you’ve got to hit Bookman’s for used books and games. While we were there they had a poetry reading going on. It’s right next to Hastings, which is also great. There’s some good thrift stores, although I don’t know if they are all open on the weekend. I know Savers, and Buffalo Exchange are. We parked our car at Target and biked everywhere. And we do not even come close to being experienced bikers, so that tells you how easy it is to get around. It was one of our more memorable times up there.

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