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3,928 mountain peaks & summits
more mountains than any one of the other mountain states (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming)

26 peaks that are more than
10,000 feet in elevation

Mount Lemmon
in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the southernmost ski resort in the United States

Near Yuma
the Colorado River’s elevation dips to 70 feet above sea level, making it the lowest point in the state.

Disparate climate
can yield both the highest and lowest temperatures across the nation in the same day.

Largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines
in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region

6th largest state in the nation
covering 113,909 square miles

Arizona has 90 wilderness areas
while the Midwest as a whole has 50.

Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year.
In 2016, the park has already attracted 6 million visitors.

Four 1,300-foot skyscrapers
piled on top of each other would not reach the rim of the Grand Canyon.

48th state, becoming the last of the
contiguous states on Feb. 14, 1912

Smart. Artsy. Alive. The hallmarks of college towns—thriving downtowns, enviable cultural scenes, and the energy that comes with intellectual curiosity—make for some pretty livable places. Add mountain majesty to the mix and you’ve got some compelling destinations for meetings and events. The following trio of Western college towns fi ts the bill exactly along with several other communities worthy of consideration.

Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Being surrounded by grapevines is blissful in itself, but add a measure of mountains and the atmosphere goes nearly off-the-charts spectacular. The soils and climate of the American West have proven bountiful, resulting in a large a number of vineyards with meeting and event spaces that are surrounded by peaks or located in the foothills of Oregon, California, Idaho and Colorado.

Oregon

 

Mammoth Resorts will be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C., and KSL Capital Partners, LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2017, and is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Mammoth Resorts is the current owner of Mammoth Mountains Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain.