Enjoy an Arizona Winter
Apache-Sitgreaves, with its high elevation, is one of the few spots in Arizona where you can drink a deep draught of winter. Popular winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Greer and Alpine are the region’s cross-country skiing hubs, but this activity is by no means confined to those two areas
. Ski rentals are available in Alpine, Forest Lakes Estates, Greer, Springerville, Hannagan Meadow, and the Lakeside-Pinetop area.
Snowmobiling: Although there are few designated snowmobile trails, roads that are inaccessible to other vehicles at this time of year offer many miles of ready-made trails.
Downhill Skiing: Sunrise Ski Area, on Fort Apache Indian Reservation near Pinetop-Lakeside, is a low-key family ski hill with mostly intermediate and beginner trails.
A small downhill ski operation is located near the community of Greer.
Cross Country Skiing trails: There are cross-country skiing trails near Greer and Alpine, but this activity is by no means confined to these two areas..
Cross Country Skiing is allowed along some of the hiking trails in the Track system.