Sunrise Park Resort

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Sunrise Park Resort

Sunrise Panorama
LocationApache County, Arizona, USA
Nearest cityPinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Coordinates33°56′48″N 109°32′36″W / 33.9468°N 109.5433°W / 33.9468; -109.5433Coordinates: 33°56′48″N 109°32′36″W / 33.9468°N 109.5433°W / 33.9468; -109.5433
Vertical1,800 ft (550 m)
Top elevation11,100 feet (3,400 m)
Base elevation9,200 feet (2,800 m)
Skiable area800 acres (3.2 km2)
Runs65 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 40% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 40% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 20% advanced/expert
Longest run1.2 miles (1.93 km) "Sidewinder"
Lift system10 total 3 Quad chairs, 4 triple chairs, 1 double chairs, 2 Surface)
Lift capacity16,000 / hr
Terrain parks1
Snowfall250 in/year ( 6.35 m/year)
SnowmakingYes
Night skiingYes (4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on limited days)
Web sitehttp://www.sunriseskiparkaz.com
 
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Sunrise Park Resort

Sunrise Panorama
LocationApache County, Arizona, USA
Nearest cityPinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Coordinates33°56′48″N 109°32′36″W / 33.9468°N 109.5433°W / 33.9468; -109.5433Coordinates: 33°56′48″N 109°32′36″W / 33.9468°N 109.5433°W / 33.9468; -109.5433
Vertical1,800 ft (550 m)
Top elevation11,100 feet (3,400 m)
Base elevation9,200 feet (2,800 m)
Skiable area800 acres (3.2 km2)
Runs65 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 40% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 40% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 20% advanced/expert
Longest run1.2 miles (1.93 km) "Sidewinder"
Lift system10 total 3 Quad chairs, 4 triple chairs, 1 double chairs, 2 Surface)
Lift capacity16,000 / hr
Terrain parks1
Snowfall250 in/year ( 6.35 m/year)
SnowmakingYes
Night skiingYes (4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on limited days)
Web sitehttp://www.sunriseskiparkaz.com

Sunrise Park Resort is a ski resort located near Greer, Arizona, close to the border with New Mexico. The resort consists of three mountains named Sunrise Peak, Cyclone Peak, and Apache Peak. Situated on the Colorado Plateau and perched atop the White Mountains in eastern Arizona, with a base of 9,200 feet (2,800 m) and spread across 3 peaks and 800 acres (3.2 km2), Sunrise tops out at 11,100 feet (3,400 m) above sea level at Apache Peak.

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Ownership and location

It is owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and is located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The resort is a year round recreation destination and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. During the winter, the resort's three mountains offer excellent alpine skiing. There are plenty of challenging runs for experienced skiers and an abundance of enjoyable intermediate runs. When Arizona experiences wet winters, which aren't all too uncommon, Sunrise provides as good of skiing as anywhere in the Southwest. Their ski season usually runs from December to March. Night skiing is occasionally offered in mid January and mid February. There is also a snowboard terrain park and separate cross-country skiing area.

Sunrise Park resort is a popular regional destination and is approximately 216 miles (348 km) from Phoenix, Arizona, 231 miles (372 km) from Tucson, Arizona, 223 miles (359 km) from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 324 miles (521 km) from El Paso, Texas. The closest airports are located in Springerville, Arizona, Show Low, Arizona, and Whiteriver, Arizona.

Mountain statistics

Elevation

The ski area consists of three peaks:

Trails

View from mid-mountain Sunrise Peak looking north. Volcanic cinder cones can be seen in the distance.
EasierMore DifficultMost Difficult
311714

The trails on the mountain have some sort of theme, such as Native American and Western names.

Lifts

High-speed quad chairlift on Sunrise Peak.
Triple chairlift on Apache Peak.
NameCapacityVertical
Spirit Ridge QuadQuad3900'-550'
Sunrise High-Speed QuadHigh-Speed Quad6800'-1400'
Rustler QuadQuad3950'-875'
Fort Apache TripleTriple5180'-620'
Cyclone TripleTriple8000'-1165'
Eagle Feather TripleTriple4000'-690'
Geronimo TripleTriple4505'-1000'
Pony DoubleDouble295'-50'
Beginner Handle-TowSingle350'-50'
Cyclone Handle-TowSingle350'-50

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