Brian Head Resort
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.
1. Engens | Black Diamond
Take a ride up The Dunes or Giant Steps lifts to get a chance at Engens. The steepest run at Brian Head, this wide-open trail allows you to arc huge turns while you’re getting 1,161 feet of vertical. You might not be right under the lift line, but there are a couple of nice view spots if you’re aiming to show off for an audience. This run, named after legendary resort originator Alf Engen, is especially awesome on powder days.
2. Ute | Blue Square
Want a chance to get a run to yourself where you can enjoy a long, wide-open trail down the lift line? Pick the Ute trail, just off the Wildflower lift, and take your time or test your speedy skills down the mountain. Since fewer folks hit Navajo Peak, you’ll have more opportunity to get some quiet time, until you land at the end of the run and the ski bridge over to the other peak.
3. Right of Passage Run
Named after Georg Hartlmaier, an original ski instructor at Brian Head, Georg’s Rock Run is known as a right of passage at the resort. Accessible from the Giant Steps Express, this black diamond run requires leaping off a rock outcropping. It will definitely make it onto the advanced skiers checklist. Do it well, and you can brag about it. However, don’t feel bad if you can’t pull it off. There’s more than enough fun here to occupy your time, and you'll always have something to look forward to on your next visit to Brian Head.
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 hills
- 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.
Book your stay and see why Brian Head is one of the best places to ski!
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.
Experience Brian Head
Winter Hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park
At an elevation of up to 9,000 feet above sea level, Bryce Canyon gets regular snow during winter months, but hiking in Bryce during the cooler season is not only possible, it's highly recommended.
Brian Head in Summer and Fall
When the snow melts, Southern Utah's premier mountain resort blooms with biking, hiking, archery, climbing, tubing and more.
Brian Head Resort
Brian Head, UT 84719