Elk Ridge Ski Area

Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation area used to be known as the Williams Ski Area (between Williams and Flagstaff). It's kind of a throwback to the old local ski areas of New England: small, average terrain, nothing for either the true beginner or the true expert, but on the other hand, no crowds, no stress, no headaches and affordable skiing on a good mix of open and treed runs.

The ski area was purchased by the Fountain Outdoor Recreation Corporation, a women-owned small business "dedicated to providing fun and adventure safely and courteously" back in 2005. They opened for tubing only in late 2007 and started offering snowboarding, skiing and tubing in the 2008-2009 snow season. In the future, they hope to offer guided tours, horseback riding and Grand Canyon adventure packages.

Quick Facts about Elk Ridge Ski Area
Season: Early December to late March (Weather permitting)
Lifts: 2
* 1 Poma
* 1 Rope Tow
Average Annual Snowfall: 150"
Skiable Terrain: 30 acres
Base Elevation: 7,500 ft
Summit: 8,150 ft
Vertical Rise: 650 ft
Number of Trails: 13
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 30%
More Difficult: 50%
Most Difficult: 20%
Longest Run: 5/8 mile
Elk Ridge Ski Area trails map