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Mount Lemmon Ski Valley

Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

Tucson in 100 Objects — Mount Lemmon ski lift

You wouldn't think a ski lift belonged in this list, but it does.

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Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Escape to cool, forested Upper Sabino Canyon

Popular Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson typically has three types of weather in June: hot, very hot and let’s-not-even-talk-about-it hot.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson man subdues Matterhorn in a 2-nation traverse

Tucson man subdues Matterhorn in a 2-nation traverse

The summit of the world-famous Matterhorn sits precisely on the border between Italy and Switzerland — and that fact of international geography posed an irresistible challenge for Tucsonan Terry DeWald.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mt. Lemmon ski area lacks snow

Mt. Lemmon ski area lacks snow

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley has many of the things it needs for a good season: a scenic setting, ski lift in regular operation, cozy restaurant and plenty of parking.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

See the Catalinas now, but take toilet paper

Trails and roads in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson are open during the government shutdown — and visitors to the heights will find cool autumn air and trees showing off in the golden hues of the season.

October 05, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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On the cusp of summer and fall

On the cusp of summer and fall

Summer officially expires on Sunday — but Tucson is still sweltering with highs at or near 100 degrees even as the first faint signs of fall color appear in the Catalina Mountains north of the city.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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For those craving snow, mountains have plenty

For those craving snow, mountains have plenty

There is something quite wondrous about breaking a fresh trail - in science, in art and even in a medium as simple, and yet sublime, as new-fallen snow.

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Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Though tracks lead every which way, this snowboarder at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley has a route all planned out. "It's been really good this year - good snow and good crowds," said Graham Davies, general manager of Ski Valley, which opened on Dec. 20.

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Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Skiing enthusiasts Mary Cavada, 8, and her father, Francisco, take advantage of the excellent conditions at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley.

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Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Mt. Lemmon, with 29" of snow, is a big white magnet for skiers

Skiers are schussing the slopes of Mount Lemmon Ski Valley on 29 inches of natural snow - while more northerly ski areas such as the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff rely partly on artificial snowmaking.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Some Mount Lemmon highway restrictions lifted

The highway up Mount Lemmon remains closed to most travelers due to severe weather conditions. However, the road reopened at noon to visitors with four-wheel drive or tire chains.

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Fall makes a colorful appearance

Fall makes a colorful appearance

It's one of the wonderful, quirky pleasures of life in Tucson: finding fantastic fall foliage in the Catalina Mountains barely an hour's drive from our desert city.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Fall makes a colorful appearance

Fall makes a colorful appearance

The forest floor near East Bear Wallow Road has a painted look these days, with fallen leaves creating patches of color.

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Fall makes a colorful appearance

Fall makes a colorful appearance

Autumn is subtle in the lower desert, but fall colors abound now in Catalinas.

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Fall makes a colorful appearance

Fall makes a colorful appearance

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