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While you will encounter the standard chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks, as well as seemingly endless drive-thrus (the super popular Dutch Bros), a visit to a cozy independent shop is a much better value, not to mention a great place to warm up after a long day on the slopes!Flagstaff offers several great local coffee houses where you can fuel up with an espresso and pastry or kick back and relax next to the fireplace after a cold day out in the snow.In addition to Snowbowl, Hwy 180 is on the way to a popular sledding hill, several snow play areas, the Grand Canyon, and the Nordic Center, meaning extremely congested roads unless you set your alarm and get out there early!A number of gorgeous high altitude trails can be found all around the Northern Arizona region.Other decent coffeehouses include White Dove and Kickstand, both offering a cozy fireplace and couches and a wonderful drink menu featuring several creative mochas (try the White Chocolate at White Dove & the Endo at Kickstand! Whether enjoying a quick pick me up prior to hitting the slopes, or simply looking to warm up from Flagstaff’s oftentimes brutally cold winter weather, a stop at one of the city’s independent coffee shops is a must! Unfortunately, the Arizona Nordic Village is often overlooked due to the more popular and heavily advertised Snowbowl.For a more relaxing day out on the powder without the hefty crowds, consider a cross country skiing adventure at the Nordic Center.
To those not familiar with the diverse terrain that make up Arizona, thoughts of cacti, palm trees, and endless strip malls may be the only thing on your mind when picturing the state.
While there may not be enough snow on the ground for snowshoeing/cross country skiing, the beautiful San Francisco Peaks and Mt.
Elden are often capped with snow most of the season.
Whether skiing or walking, the snow capped peaks sure make a stunning backdrop for photos!
For those not interested in skiing or snowshoeing, sledding is always a fun alternative for both the young and young at heart.