Sunrise Ski Trail - Trail, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

Sunrise Ski Trail - Trail, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

Open from April - October. Take chair lift up($15), several trails down the mountain, hard pack & light gravel, advanced & intermediate. Fast, fun downhill.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 08, 2014]
David
Downhiller

Look at the dates of the last reviews is all I can say to explain it...I guess! Was not impressed at all. It was dangerous at best.. Not that I don't like danger because that is part of the fun, but this place is totally biked off. The trails do not flow, they are not maintained, and if you have anyone with you less then expert....forget it, it's not worth it. Trails are not marked or even properly and very confusing. It may have been good when they built it many years ago, but from what staff says, there is no one to maintain it for going on 5 years now. The place rocks for skiing though.....best bang for the buck and no lift lines with high speed quads. Sorry guys, I we like this place but you have to do something with this trail system.

Customer Service

None

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Shultz creek trail, Flagstaff

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1
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4
[Aug 06, 2007]
Jason
Weekend Warrior

The trails at sunrise are in the best shape I have ever seen them! Nice and tacky right now from the monsoon season! They finally got a trail map and marked all the trails so you know where to send help to when you fall and break your ass! Big thanks to the guys that took the time to map out these trails! Bring protection! Big drops, Steeeeep decents, ladders and nice jumps! Best riding in az for downhillers!

Customer Service

Once you get to the top of the lift they have a map! I like Sticks and stones, Fungus, Yard Sale, Chutes and Ladders, Collar bone, and Childrens Trail! Have fun!

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5
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2
[Jul 25, 2005]
j50005
Weekend Warrior

One of the best bike parks for freeriding in the country. I have been to 8 different parks and only Whistler was better. You do see XC bikes here but the more suspension you have the more you will appreciate the trails.

Customer Service

All the trails are good. Just look before you leap.

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Haven't been but heard there are good XC trails in the area.

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5
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5
[Oct 15, 2004]
ShortBusJames
Downhiller

The last weekend of lift accessed mountian biking for 2004 in Arizona is now in the books. In all, a great season at Sunrise. The trails still rock. The Upper Expert Trail was rerouted this year and added some new challenges but was well recieved by all. The Fungus Trail continued to be worked on and is slowly becomming more of the beginner trail it was intended to be. Chutes and Ladders is starting to show its age (loose boards but still ridable) and hopefully will be revamped next year. We didn't add as much as we would like to have this year, maybe next year. Until next Memorial Day, we will be dreaming of the White Mountains and the best downhill in the state!!

Customer Service

Beginner-The Fire Road. Intermediate-Fungus Trail Advanced-Upper Expert or Slippery Rock/Chutes & Ladders

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Nice cross country trails between the campground and the Sunrise parking lot.

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5
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3
[Mar 22, 2001]
scott

take the blazing fast fire road, or test your skills on one of the race courses (beginner to advanced), but watch for hikers on both. Top sections tends to be a bit rocky, while bottom sections are mostly hard-packed. there are a couple of flesh-eating switchbacks near the top that can be negotiated if you have fat enough tires. they were burying something last summer which gave you an eight-foot death trench to maneuver (tho' we were probably out of bounds at that time). I'm sure they're done with that, but it should be intersting to see how that impacts next summers trails. Expect to make 8-10 runs for your $15, but don't expect to find the exact same trail everytime--there are just too many options to choose from. Your arms, yor legs, your chest, your head will ache when it's all said and done, but you'll think you're a damn cool dude as you drive off into the sunset. There are, apparently, some cross-country trails at the ski resort, but have never found them. Best bet: find a place to camp (as in outdoors, under the moonlight) and spend the weekend there. There is a lodge with showers and food and toilets, but if you're looking for a vacation, lube up the beach cruiser and head somewhere flat.

Customer Service

follow a map to sunrise ski resort--located about 3 hours fom phoenix.

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I've heard the Lost Borro trail is good, but it was closed all last summer because of the fire dangers--still, check it out and let us know

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5
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[Jul 19, 2001]
Bob

A bunch of friends and I camped at a local campground and rode the trails at Sunrise. This place has a little bit for everyone: Downhills, cross country, climbs, you name it! For $15 you can ride the lifts to the top over and over, but if you are a real man (woman) you will ride to the top (Unfortunately, you will still have to pay, even if you ride to the top). A main fire road leads down from the top of the lifts, but you can find singletrack if you look. I saw everyone from beginners riding rented bikes to experts (they dressed the part anyways).

Definitely worth the drive when summer is in full swing in the valley (Phoenix). The only reason I give it four stars instead of five, is because I loath paying to ride; on the other hand, these trails are well maintained and a blast to ride.

Customer Service

Look at a map and go to Sunrise Ski resort

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4
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[Jul 24, 2001]
Brian

Spent a rainy day up here in July and even though it was wet and muddy it was great. The trails range from the cat road that zig zags down the mountain to sweet single track in the trees to a North Shore type single track. Definitely something for everyone here, from speed to technical.

Explored all of the above type trails and had an awesome time. Definitely make sure your bike is tuned and brakes are ready to work because you can be going well over 30 mph before you know it. My favorite was the single track through the trees and the lower portions of the North Shore stuff. I ride in desert aruond here at Pima/Dynamite and McDowell Mountain Park so it was a nice change to be weaving through forest as fast as you could go (before your sphincter tightened too much at least). I definitely will be going back up to explore some more. If you want a change and just want gravity to work for you, head up there.

One word of advice, make sure you have all the safety gear. If you don't have a helmet you will have to rent one for $10. If your head is worth $10 then you'll be fine, otherwise invest in something a little better (and less dorky looking). I crashed on one of my last runs pretty bad and cracked my helmet. If I would have known I would have gotten some bady armor just to so I could hang it out a bit more. There is always next time.

Customer Service

Too many and it really depends if you want super fast or technical

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I have heard Los Burros is cool but after crashing was way too sore to ride the next day.

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4
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[Sep 24, 2001]
TONY

Wow, I don't know what's more incredible, the trails here or the lack of reviews posted for Sunrise! And even the reviews don't do this place like it needs to be done. I mean look how far the sport has gotten, we have Ski resorts offering us downhilling in the summer! What's up people! this place is a MUST do! From extremely technical, to out of controll, If you live in Pheonix or Tucson and want to do some real Downhilling,and don't want to drive to Big Bear this is the place to go, especially if your a technical junky who enjoys pushing yourself and your bike to the limits. Some people drive up for the day, others like me, make it a weekend. Any way you do it, you can ride sick trails all day and never have to pedal. If you can, take some body armor and some big cojones. Can you say 2-4ft verical log drops, and a trail called "Chutes and Ladders"!

Customer Service

Follow the signs from Pinetop to Sunrise Ski Resort.

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Don't know of any more, why would you need more!

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5
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[Nov 26, 2001]
Brandon

Midway is a great trail for a beginner to ski it's fun at the same time you are getting better every time you go down. I would recommend that you take a ski lesson if this is your first time. I ski here every year I have skied other places such as SNOWBOWL IT IS NO COMPETION WITH SUNRISE the lift's take about a hour to get to the half way point. Sunrise takes 2-3 minutes snow bowl also offers thing in the off season such as mountain biking during the off season the really do want you to have fun all year around.

Customer Service

Midway

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5
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[Mar 26, 2002]
M1-boy

What some call hell I call home. This place is the sh*t. I have probably been there 20 times in the last two years. Roger and his staff have done an excellent job at trail building up there- Thanks! Bring ALL of your safety gear, no spandex please. Large drops, fast technical decents, man made northshore stuff, not a place for newbies. Get yourself a "Comfy" burrito at the bottom of the lift, she is an awesome cook. They open on the 24th of May. Got a new M1 to unleash on it this year, if your a hiker get the hell out of the way!

Customer Service

Chutes and ladders- poop chute- the"face" (screamin' disc glowing speed)- and all the others they all rule, freeride right down the middle of the ski slopes they don't mind!

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5
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