Catch Air All Summer

The chairlifts at three downhill-skiing facilities in Arizona operate during the no-snow summer season as scenic skyrides. Even as base temperatures may be in the 80s or 90s, skyriders are smart to bring sleeves for the breezy heights of their tours.

»NORTHERN ARIZONA: The
Arizona Snowbowl in the Flagstaff area shuttles passengers to 11,500 feet on Fridays through Sundays. Adult ride $15. www.arizonasnowbowl.com. 928.779.1951

»EASTERN ARIZONA:
Sunrise Park Resort (pictured) in the White Mountains east of Show Low gives visitors—and their bicycles, if desired—a lift on Saturdays and Sundays. Adult ride $10; all-day mountain-biking pass $20. www.sunriseskiparkaz.com. 928.735.7669

»SOUTHERN ARIZONA:
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley in the Santa Catalinas north of Tucson whisks riders from 8,200 to 9,100 feet Thursdays through Mondays. Adult ride $9. www.skithelemmon.com. 520.576.1321