Arizona Desert Snow

When the big storms roll through Arizona it’s a given the northern and eastern sections of the state will receive significant snowfall, but when the temps drop just enough the desert mountains on the east side of Phoenix get their share. It’s a beautiful sight witnessing the Superstition Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, Mazatzal Range and beyond receive Mother Nature’s frozen precipitation, blanketing a region that’s widely known as a hot and dry desert climate. These images were from New Years Day 2015 as a serious cold front moved through the region, so I hopped in the car and shot around Highway 87 and 60 grabbing as many frames as possible during the event.

If you’re in Arizona right now, enjoy this current round of moisture hammering the area and you should consider heading up to Flagstaff to enjoy another weekend of epic powder riding! It’s been really really good at Snowbowl all season long. Blotto

All images by Blotto ©deanblottogray/blottophotto