Good escape from Vegas

by: RagingGrandpa - Jan 14, 2010

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Low crowds, variety in terrain, holds snow well

    Cons: Few steeps, no speed lifts

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

Visited Brian Head on a Saturday 1/9/10, and it had been two weeks since the last major snowfall. High altitude and cold temps meant packed power base was still in good shape, no ice, no bare spots. Very fun "backcountry" (but still patrolled) area on north end near Devo's Pitch, just wished "Devo's Pitch" was 3x as long. Bus from Cedar City in case you don't want to (or can't, chains/4WD req'd when significant snowfall) drive up the mountains to the resort. 3hr beautiful 75MPH drive from Vegas. Didn't bother with small-looking Navajo peak.