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Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort   |  Adam Clark
  • Status: Summer Operations
  • Weather: Sunny, 38F

Anticipation builds as you turn from I-15 to Utah's Patchwork Parkway National Scenic Byway (state Route 143) and begin the uphill drive to 9,600 feet. Surrounded by contrasting evergreen spruce and aspen, Brian Head Resort boasts the highest base among Utah's resorts, and is the only ski and snowboard resort to showcase snow-dusted red rock hoodoos from the nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. Three-hours of driving from Las Vegas or under four hours from Salt Lake City, deliver you Brian Head's spectacular terrain and 360 inches of annual snowfall in the winter, or incredible range of summer activities in the cooler mountain air.

Plan Your Ski Trip

Recommended Runs

Brian Head Resort has Utah’s highest base elevation. The resort’s 650 acres over two mountains pack in 71 runs for every skill level from beginner to advanced. Get your ski legs warmed up on the Navajo and Blackfoot lifts, or if you're an intermediate to expert skier, zip up The Dunes, Roulette and Giant Steps lifts.

Be sure to check the latest snow reports and forecast before you grab your skis and head out the door!

Make a Note

  • Brian Head Resort offers 650+ acres
  • Eight lifts (including the significantly faster high-speed quad)
  • Seventy-one runs
  • Three terrain parks
  • Two tubing parks,  Navajo Tubing Park and Giant Steps Tubing Park. Book a session. 
  • Tons of backcountry access to keep the whole family and all skill levels engaged

Red Rock Scenery

Scenery may not be the No. 1 reason skiers and riders choose a resort, but spectacular views are often an added benefit to spending time on the mountain. At Brian Head, visitors profit from its close proximity to Cedar Breaks National Monument, just 3 miles away  — in the summer this area takes the name Color Country when Brian Head opens its lifts to hikers and mountain bikers who enjoy trails through carpets of wildflowers. Scenery tip: When you get to the top of Giant Steps lift, take a little sightseeing break and get a good, long look at the half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Other stunning red-rock views are available from Navajo Peak.


Brian Head Resort will easily help you work up an appetite for après-ski cuisine in the gorgeous lodge facilities. The Grand Lodge's Leany's Steakhouse boasts an in-house baker, the elegant Lift Bar and Patio and a great view of the surrounding landscape — a cool place to share food and drink with friends. Book a hotel room here and spend a few nights enjoying all the amenities, from spa treatments to a fitness center and meeting rooms. 

Where to Stay Near the Resort

  • Cedar Breaks Lodge - A football field away from the slopes, this lodge offers wonderful views, spa amenities, dining, and opportunities to warm up and relax, just what you'd expect from a resort.
  • Cedar City  - Back down to earth at 5,800 feet, Cedar City serves up an additional spectrum of beds in a unique college-town setting with red rock hills as a backdrop.
  • Browse Brian Head's nearby full-service accommodations and prime location for a quick getaway to experience The Greatest Snow on Earth® in Southern Utah.

Book your stay and see why Brian Head is one of the best places to ski!

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