7 Things To Know Ahead of Sunrise Ski Park’s Opening Day

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As the 2020 year comes closer to an end, more visitors are looking for ways to finish off the year on a happier note. With winter around the corner and the beginning of the seasonal snowfall, Greer has become the winter destination for many of Arizona’s residents. From incredible fall foliage and an average snowfall of 8′, Greer continues to captivate its guests with an amazing spectra of seasonal change that many in Arizona don’t get to see.

In mid-October of this year, Greer saw its first snowfall which is a great indicator for the 2020 winter season ahead. It is not uncommon for Jack Frost to arrive as early as Thanksgiving while blanketing the village of Greer into a picturesque and magical winter wonderland as seen in previous years.

Fall Colors in Greer during October
Snow in Greer during October

While there are many things that Greer has to offer to our visitors as a year-round destination, we’re always excited to hear when Sunrise Ski Park announces their winter opening date. This year, Sunrise Ski Park is expected to be open on December 18th (with COVID-19 and weather conditions permitting). As this is a tentative date, Greer Lodge encourages all visitors expecting to visit Greer for a ski adventure to contact Sunrise Ski Park directly at 1-855-735-SNOW for updates.

If you’re planning to ski or snowboard in Greer this winter, here are 7 things to know about Sunrise Ski Park:

1. Make Reservations in Greer

Sunrise Park Lodge will not be open this winter due to major renovations that they are undergoing. Visitors to the White Mountains looking to ski and snowboard at Sunrise Ski Park are encouraged to make their lodging accommodations in Greer.
Ski Cabin Getaway in Arizona

2. How Far is Sunrise Ski Park from Greer?

Skiers and Snowboarders can relish in the short distance from Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins to Sunrise Ski Park – only 8 miles away (a 15 minute drive!)

3. Sunrise brings out the big guns!

With 10 new start-of-the-art snow guns, TR8s by TechnoAlpin, the snowmaking operation at Sunrise Ski Park is gearing up alongside old snow guns – 20 Rate Necks and eight stick guns – to produce an unbelievable experience for Opening Day and throughout the Winter Season. Read about this $320k investment made by Sunrise Ski Park.
TR8 Snow Guns at Sunrise Ski Park in Greer

4. Touch-less Experience & No CASH Accepted at Sunrise Ski Park

Heads up: ALL SEASON PASSES, LIFT TICKETS AND LESSONS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE ONLINE to ensure a TOUCH-FREE experience. Sunrise Park Resort will be 100% cash-less this winter, so please be prepared and make your purchases online in advance at the Sunrise Store. For incidental purchases use your One Pass card, a credit card or debit card – no cash will be accepted. For more information, click here.

5. “Be Well, Ski Well”

Ski areas are committed to supporting healthy and thriving local communities. We will continue to partner with local agencies to maintain the success and character of the places in which we operate.

In compliance with COVID-19, any Sunrise Ski Park guest that arrives together will be able to ride the lift together. With this in mind, please socially distance yourselves at 6′ apart and be sure to wear face coverings in lift lines and any indoor location (including restrooms). Find out how Sunrise Ski Park is keeping you, their employees and our White Mountain communities safe in compliance with the new COVID-19 regulations and following ski area operating best practices by The National Ski Areas Association.
Sunrise Ski Park

6. Snow Tubing Experience will be Closed But Do Not Fret

The Snow Tubing Experience at Sunrise Ski Park will not be open this winter. While this may be closed at Sunrise, it is important for our guests to know that there are many hills in the open public areas that can be used for tubing and sledding at your own discretion. Please make sure you bring your own tubing and sledding gear as many rental companies in the area are currently closed to due COVID-19.

7. Sunrise Ski Park has an App!

The official app for Sunrise Park Resort is Snowledge! Check current snow conditions and lift status updates; find your friends on the mountain; customize your profile, bio and gallery and view detailed activity summaries of your days skied, including vertical, speed and number of laps; receive exclusive offers from Sunrise and Snowledge and participate in contests!
Sunrise Ski Park App

When planning your ski or snowboarding adventure to Greer with the precautions being taken for 2020 due to COVID-19, we are asking that all of our guests share this important information and reach out directly to Sunrise at 1-855-735-SNOW for any questions or concerns. Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins is not affiliated with Sunrise Park Resort, also known as Sunrise Ski Park, or Snowledge.


This post was written by Juliana Hughes

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