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Sunrise Park Resort

At: Arizona, United States
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About: 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 9200 feet and spread across 3 peaks and 800 acres, Sunrise tops out at 11100 feet above sea level at Apache Peak. 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 218 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, 230 miles from Tucson, Arizona, 250 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 299 miles 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:
  • Sunrise Peak (elevation 10,700')
  • Apache Peak (elevation 11,000')
    • Base: 9200 feet
    • Summit: 11000 feet
    • Vertical drop: 1,800 feet (2nd highest in Arizona)
  • Cyclone Circle (elevation 10,700')
Trails <table -><tr><th>width=10 style="background:green; color:white;"|Easier </th><th>width=10 style="background:blue; color:white;"|More Difficult </th><th>width=10 style="background:black; color:white;"|Most Difficult </th></tr> <tr><td> 31 </td><td> 17 </td><td> 14 </td></tr> </table> The trails on the mountain have some sort of theme, such as Native American and Western names.
  • Skiable area: 800 acres
  • 65 trails
    • novice - 40%
    • intermediate - 40%
    • advanced and expert - 20%
  • Longest trail - 1.2 miles
Lifts <table class="wikitable"><tr><th> Name </th><th> Capacity </th><th> Vertical </th></tr> <tr><td> Spirit Ridge Quad </td><td> Quad </td><td> 3900'-550' </td></tr> <tr><td> Sunrise High-Speed Quad </td><td> High-Speed Quad </td><td> 6800'-1400' </td></tr> <tr><td> Rustler Quad </td><td> Quad </td><td> 3950'-875' </td></tr> <tr><td> Fort Apache Triple </td><td> Triple </td><td> 5180'-620' </td></tr> <tr><td> Cyclone Triple </td><td> Triple </td><td> 8000'-1165' </td></tr> <tr><td> Eagle Feather Triple </td><td> Triple </td><td> 4000'-690' </td></tr> <tr><td> Geronimo Triple </td><td> Triple </td><td> 4505'-1000' </td></tr> <tr><td> Pony Double </td><td> Double </td><td> 295'-50' </td></tr> <tr><td> Beginner Handle-Tow </td><td> Single </td><td>350'-50' </td></tr> <tr><td> Cyclone Handle-Tow </td><td> Single </td><td> 350'-50 </td></tr> </table>
  • 10 Total
    • 3 Quad Chairs
    • 4 Triple Chairs
    • 1 Double Chairs
    • 2 Surface Lifts
  • Uphill Capacity - 16,000 skiers per hour

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