Snowbowl in Flagstaff is often derided, but as an avid skier all over North America, Snowbowl is a little gem. The snow is fantastic about 1 out of 3 years (ya I know), but when it's good it's great. They have one of the longest (2000' vertical) chairs in the states. Most chairs in CO, UT, etc are around 1000' of vertical. Go on weekdays and avoid Holidays. Arizona Snowbowl - Flagstaff's ski area is a great place to escape the summer heat
Friends love Arizona's Sunrise resort too.