Final Weekend of the Season
Fri-Sun March 24-26
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunrise Park Resort is open for the winter 2022/23 season! If you have any questions please view our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below or you can contact us at one of the extensions below.
Winter 2022/23 Season Passes are now available online for sale at the link below.
Address & Directions
PO Box 3070
Pinetop, AZ 85935
200 Highway 273
Greer, Arizona 85927
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! (as snow levels allow) Apache peak will be open this season with Geronimo (Lift 5) servicing the mountain. Cyclone Circle is open with hike-to access via Denny’s Way on Saturday and Sunday through the end of the season. The Cyclone Day Lodge, Fort Apache (Lift 4), and Cyclone Cord will also be open Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19 and 25-26. Hours and info for all dining at Sunrise is available at the link below:
You can book lessons at the link below. We have limited lessons daily and prices increase if you book less than 72 hours in advance, so be sure to book in advance for the best deal.
We offer group lessons or private lessons for children 7 years and up. Private lessons are available for ages 4 years and up. Ski Bike lessons are available for ages 13+. More information about lessons is available below:
Yes! Please fill out the form on the page below to request a quote for your group event at Sunrise:
- Start with a comfortable, breatheable base layer like thermal underwear, merino wool, etc.
- Wear only one thin pair of socks (merino wool is optimal since it wicks moisture away from your feet and is very warm). This is important! Wearing thick, bulky socks or multiple pairs of socks restricts circulation, creates pressure points and does not allow your feet to breathe.
- If it is especially cold, you can add a sweater or fleece over your base layer. Wear something that is easy to shed if the sun comes out and warms things up.
- Waterproof outerwear (pants & jackets), especially for beginners who tend to fall a lot. Jeans and sweatpants get wet quickly in snow and will ice up. Skiing or snowboarding is a lot more fun when you are warm and dry!
- Waterproof gloves or mittens will keep your fingers toasty warm. Knit gloves will get wet after falling only a couple of times, not so fun. Be sure your children have waterproof gloves/mittens as well.
- Goggles or UV protective sunglasses/eyewear. Snow is a natural reflector of sunlight. Without UV protection your eyes (cornea) can get a “sunburn” which feels scratchy and uncomfortable. Like skin, repeated cornea burns can cause long term damage. So take care of your eyes – wear sunglasses!
- Don’t forget a warm beanie, hat or helmet to keep your head warm! There’s a lot to be said about having a warm head when it’s snowing outside, so be prepared and bring your helmet, hat or beanie!
Sunrise is closing for the 2022/23 season Sunday, March 26. We will be open March 17-19 and March 24-26 for the end of the season. You can arrive early to pick up your passes and rentals.
No. Temperature readings below 36°F should alert you to the possibility of road icing. Read more about Icy Road Conditions.
You may picnic on the outside decks, however, no outside food or beverages inside the lodges or Crown Dancer Café. No outside alcohol or coolers allowed on property at any time. Information and menus of our on-site dining can be found at the link below:
No. Grills and propane stoves are not permitted.
Yes! There are four lodges, two cafés, and the Sunrise Pub for dining around the resort. Lodges include the Sunrise Day Lodge, Cyclone Day Lodge, and Apache Peak Lodge, and Midway Café (Sunrise Midway). Cafés include Eagle’s Nest (Sunrise Peak) and the Crown Dancer Café and Grill (old rental building at Sunrise Base). Dining menus and hours are available below:
Sunrise is pet friendly as long as your dog stays on leash in the base area. We only ask that you please pick up after your dog.
Yes, please call 928.735.7669 Ext. 2301
Lift VI on Cyclone has been deemed unrepairable and the lift cable has been removed. To provide lift access to Cyclone Circle this season, there is a new “Swiss Cord” style surface lift has been installed. While we don’t expect the lift to open by the end of this season, Cyclone Circle will be available for those who ride down Sunset Meadow from Apache Peak to hike up “Denny’s Way.” This access is available only on Saturday and Sunday, while Cyclone Base area is open.
Yes, we have a conveyor at the learning hill for the Mountain Learning Center. We also have the small, two-person lift on the Bunny Hill for beginners.
Yes, night skiing is available from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm on select nights. The scheduled night skiing dates for the 2022/23 season are:
- December 26 – December 31
- MLK Weekend: January 14-15
- President’s Day: February 18-19
We also have fireworks and a torch light parade scheduled for New Years Eve (Dec. 31), starting at 8:15pm.
The Tubing Hill is back! Sunrise does not offer on-site sledding, but we have a tubing hill at the base of Sunrise mountain with fun for everyone 6 and up. Hours and tickets are available at the link below:
Yes! The ski and snowboard rental shop at Sunrise base is open during resort hours. The rental shop at Cyclone base will offer Ski Bike rentals on Saturday and Sunday soon as that side of the mountains open. You can find more information and book rentals at the link below:
We do! Both day lockers and season lockers will be available this season:
Day lockers are available for rent via kiosk on the first floor of the Sunrise Day Lodge or in the Crown Dancer Café and Grill. Day lockers are $8 per day for small and $12 per day for large lockers.
Season lockers are available for rent on the second floor of the Sunrise Day Lodge for $215.
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At areas, you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, cross country skis, and other specialized equipment, such as that used by people with disabilities. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below, and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Know the code. It’s your responsibility.
*Note: This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
The National Ski Areas Association has put together a “Know the Code” video; view it below.
No. For the safety of you and other skiers, unauthorized use of drones and all other small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at SPR is strictly prohibited. Any drone use must be authorized by the Sunrise Park Resort management prior to use.
No, we will not be offering childcare this season. Camp Sunrise will offer Youth group ski lessons for ages 7-12 this season. More information about those lessons is available below:
Ski Biking (also known as Skibobbing) is a bicycle-like frame with skis instead of wheels. Ski Bike rentals and lessons are available at the base of Cyclone Circle. First-time ski bike riders at Sunrise Park Resort require a safety certification by the ski bike staff prior to loading the lifts, regardless of their experience or personal equipment to ensure the safety of themselves and other visitors.
Yes! We have Ski Biking lessons on Saturdays and Sundays at Cyclone Base once that mountain opens this season. Ski Bike lessons are available for ages 13+. More information about ski bike lessons is available below:
Yes, you can ride your own ski bike if you meet the following two requirements:
- Ski bike riders visiting Sunrise require a safety certification by the ski bike staff prior to loading the lifts, regardless of their experience or personal equipment to ensure the safety of themselves and other visitors.
- Your bike has to be inspected by the ski bike staff to ensure it has the proper safety features.
Ski Bikes are only allowed on Cyclone Circle and Apache Peak.