Brian Head Opens All Lifts

Photo by Mike Saemisch.

Brian Head – In the Rocky Mountains of southern Utah, Brian Head Resort has opened all 8 lifts, which deliver 1,147 feet of vertical, dozens of runs and a terrain parks with 13 features for beginners and intermediates. Also open are both Giant Step and Navajo Lodges. This season Brian Head has received 91 inches of Utah Powder, “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” Holiday, full-day ticket prices through Jan. 2, 2012 are adults $52 and children $37.

NIGHT SKIING, SNOWBOARDING AND TUBING: Each is a fun and affordable way to get out on the mountain, and all have long been very popular at Brian Head among all ages. Night skiing and snowboarding are offered from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights from the Pioneer chairlift, which serves three beginner runs. Night lift tickets are $15 or day lift tickets and equipment rentals can be extended for only $5.  Tubing at Brian Head’s six-lane Snow Tubing Park will be offered during the Christmas Holiday Period – Dec. 17 – 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tubing is a great activity for everyone in the family, including races between kids, parents, and friends. Two hour sessions are $15 and reservations are recommended 866-930-1010.

LODGING: Brian Head Resort offers a beautiful condo with three bedrooms, two bathrooms that sleeps up to six people at Cedar Breaks Lodge, within walking distance to the Navajo Ski Lodge.  There is also a free shuttle that delivers to both ski lodges.  All amenities at Cedar Breaks Lodge are available to our guests. Winter rates are: Mid-Week $225, Weekend $295 and Holiday $475.

It can be reserved at 435-677-2035 Ext. 201. Additionally, many ski-in/ski-out homes and condos are available, and there are two full-service ski lodges with complimentary shuttle service to the mountain. More hotels are in nearby Parowan and Cedar City. For details, please visit

About Brian Head Resort: at 9,600-11,307 feet above sea level, it is the highest ski resort base elevation in Utah. It averages nearly 400 inches yearly of the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” has three terrain parks, eight lifts, 65 ski trails and 650 acres of ski terrain for downhill skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding from mid-November through mid-April. There are also assorted options for après ski dining and drinking, entertainment and ecotourism, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and much more. Brian Head’s very family-friendly atmosphere includes an uncrowded setting with no lift-lines, an award-winning, all-inclusive children’s program for ages 3-12 at Navajo Lodge Learning Center, an entire mountain and facility dedicated to kids and newcomers to winter sports.  There is also a state licensed day care facility. Brian Head’s location is perfect for combining a skiing or snowboarding trip with a visit to Las Vegas. Likewise, Brian Head is likely closer to more national parks than any other ski resort town in North America; Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, The Grand Canyon, and Great Basin are all within easy reach. Cedar Breaks National Monument is two miles from Brian Head.

Additional information can be obtained at the Brian Head Resort website.

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1 Comment

  • AP December 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    This is awesome. Thanks for the info.
    Is there a shuttle service from St. George to Brian Head?

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