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Brian Head Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Brian Head Resort is located in Southern Utah inside the Dixie National Forest and only three hours’ drive from Las Vegas. The resort has the highest base elevation in Utah at 9,600 feet with terrain suitable for all ability levels.

The ski area is home to spectacular scenery and a laid-back atmosphere. The resort offers family-friendly activities, including snow tubing and night skiing. The ski area is situated across two mountain peaks and is serviced by two central base lodges.

Where Is Brian Head Resort Located?

To get to the ski resort, it’s easiest if you fly into Las Vegas. It’s a three-hour drive to the resort from Las Vegas and one and a half hours from St. George, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. From Cedar City, it’s 35 minutes, and there are round-trip shuttles from Cedar City to Brian Head Resort.

There are over 3,000 lodging units in the area, ranging from inexpensive hotel rooms in Cedar City and Parowan to luxury hotel accommodations, cabins, and condos on the mountain. There are approximately 1,500 pillows available near the slopes in Brian Head.

The Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa, a Monarch Grand Vacations Resort, is located adjacent to the resort's Navajo Lodge Learning Center, and offers the finest lodging accommodations and amenities available in Brian Head. The lodge features 118 comfortable, spacious newly remodeled villas; all equipped with fireplaces, full kitchens or kitchenettes, and whirlpool tubs. The property also has a 24-hour front desk, underground parking, an indoor pool, two large hot tubs, steam room, dry sauna and an exercise/weight room. The lodge features two restaurants and a bar on property, and its day spa offers a variety of services ranging from traditional bodywork to the cutting edge in energy therapies.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Grab a breakfast sandwich at Pastry Pub, Inc. before heading to the mountain. They’re filling and delicious. 86 W Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

Lunch

  • Pizanos Pizzeria typically has a short wait and a wide variety of pizza. 259 Village Way, Brian Head, UT 84719

Dinner

  • Sook Jai Thai Cuisine offers great Thai food, which is especially welcome after a long day. Get the cashew chicken or yellow curry. 259 Village Way, Brian Head, UT 84719

Après/Nightlife

  • Mike’s Tavern in nearby Cedar City offers drinks, dancing and live music on a regular basis. It’s a great stop if you don’t mind a short drive. 90 W Hoover Avenue, Cedar City, UT 84720

Terrain

Terrain

Boasting Utah’s highest base elevation at 9,600 feet (summit elevation 10,970 feet), Brian’s Head Resort offers 650 acres of skier and rider accessible terrain spread across two connected mountains: Giant Steps and Navajo. The area averages an annual snowfall of 360 inches of Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth® on 71 runs, serviced by 8 chair lifts and 2 surface lifts.

Brian’s Head Resorts lift-served vertical rise tops out at 1,320 feet or a hiking vertical rise of 1,548 feet. Rated at 30% beginner, 35% intermediate and 35% advanced, skiers and snowboarders will find terrain that suits every level and ability. Three terrain parks entertain freestylers interested in progressing their skills: Foundation (first timers), Detour (beginner) and Bypass (advanced). Snow tubing is available on Navajo Tube Hill, which is a 75-foot vertical drop with 550 feet of slope length, and the Giant Steps Tube Hill, which is a 100-foot vertical drop with 600 feet of slope.

Inside Scoop

Besides the winter activities, Brian Head Resort also offers a wide range of summer activities, including mountain biking, climbing wall, ziplining, disc golfing, archery and chairlift rides. Lessons are available for skiers and boards of all ages. The Kids Camp is for children ages 5 to 12, and the Adult & Teen Group is for people ages 13 and older. Private lessons are also available. If a child is brand new to the sport and ages 7 and older, Brian Head University should be your go-to choice. Plus, you’re guaranteed to learn in three lessons, or the lessons are free. The Brian Head Town and Cedar City offers a wide range of hotels, vacation rentals and more for lodging.

Plan Your Trip

Brian Head Resort Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

63"
40"
26"
13"
0"
6"
Nov
52"
Dec
39"
Jan
52"
Feb
50"
Mar
7"
Apr
0"
May

Total Lifts: 8

2
High Speed Quads
5
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs

Elevation

10970'
Summit
1548'
Vertical Drop
9600'
Base

Important Dates

November 19, 20212021/11/19
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
142
Projected Days Open
149
Days Open Last Year
57
Years Open
360"
Average Snowfall
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