Good snow, small crowds, fun backcountry
not so steep
I went to Brian this past January and loved it. I've skied all over the West coast, but stopped at Brian Head because I was in Southern Utah. If you're looking for a big mountain resort experience, you should probably skip Brian Head. That being said, if you want a hassle-free day of trees and powder and fun, it's worth a visit if the snow is there. They get less snow than the Northern Utah mountains, but when the storm paths dip south you get very similar powder. Not much to do besides ski/ride, but for me that's fine - I prefer a fireplace in my condo/cabin versus a crowded bar with bad ski-lodge rock on the p.a.!
Highly recommended for families and beginners. Also highly recommended for skiers/riders who like to explore as there are lots of hidden treats around the mountain (hint - Devo's Pitch has some fun backcountry when the gates are open!)