If you are complaining about the $5 tax, then you are in the wrong sport. First time in brian head, and we are having a blast. Some things on the mountain are a little unorganized, but as far as snow- our cabin has snow in the woods for sledding. Very happy about that. Skiing is decent. Definitely could use a storm. Groomed on the trails, off trail is powdery, but rocks are coming through in spots, so its a little scary. On trail is like typical spring skiing. Giant steps area has faster lifts and shorter lines.
posted 2 years ago by djo iPhone
The past couple of posts are spot on. Only one initial way down from Giant Steps with ice, rocks, crowds of beginners, bombers is a bummer.
Why no overnight snowmaking as surely cold enough over night? Seems like more attention is made to the tubing park than the trails.
And what's up with the 10% tax on the lift tickets??? That was a surprise. No mention of that anywhere until the cashier pops that one on you.
posted 2 years ago by Susan's iPhone
We went for New Year's Day. Forked over $60 plus tax $65 (New law in effect at BH, tax) Beautiful day despite the winds at times. Busy around the mountain, beginners all over mid-mountain. Hard packed, rocky terrain. Definitely needs Snow making. Won't be riding at BH until the base is at least double.
posted 2 years ago by iPhone
Conditions are best in the morning because the top of giant steps gets quite icy by the end of the day. We definitely need more snow. Dunes is getting really thin with rocks and bare spots showing. Coverage on the main giant steps runs are ok, no bare spots but there are rocks and grass showing in places. Roulette has some icy and rocky places but is ok overall. The park has a great set up but is poorly maintained
I rode Xmas Eve. It was really soft and thin in places. The main mountain is very flat although a section serviced by the lift The Dunes was still not open, and on the trail map it looked really cool. Navajo is very flat as well. The park was very good with lots of rails and boxes of all skill levels. Two steep medium jumps and not much progression there. 27" looked accurate to me particularly on Navajo. Given the relative proximity, I came from Los Angeles, I would recommend Eagle Point near Beaver over this place. Eagle Point has nicer facilities steeper runs, plus more and better snow. Not to mention less people. I felt more secluded in Eagle Point as well. But if your a park rat you won't find much to jib on so you might want to go to BrianHead. Side note, I've been to a lot of resorts in Utah and Brian Head was the most diverse. I heard more Spanish there than at any other resort outside of California :)