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Brian Head Resort

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. A not-so-subtle reminder this is The Mighty 5® country and worth an extended visit. 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.

Whether skiing or snowboarding for the first time or looking for the perfect warm up, the beginner and intermediate terrain of Navajo Peak gets the juices flowing. Then it's on to Brian Head Peak. The chair lift reaches to nearly 11,000 feet. Test your legs on Hunter's Run as you hop off the Giant Steps lift and veer to your left. This wide swooping run skirts the face of spectacular Brian Head Peak before connecting with Bear Paw. Alternatively, drop right down the Giant Steps trail beneath the lift — hold your breath and get ready! Book your stay and see why Brian Head is one of the best places to go skiing!

A hike to Brian Head's true 11,307-ft is expert terrain only but affords a spectacular view. Nevertheless, anything to the south of the resort, including a right off Giant Steps or The Dunes Lift to the black diamond Out Skirts, offers glimpses of the unexpected red rock amphitheater of Cedar Breaks National Monument — 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.

It’s easy to appreciate More Mountain Time across Brian Head’s 650+ acres, eight lifts (including the new, significantly faster high-speed quad) and 71 runs. There are also three terrain parks, two tubing hills and lots of backcountry access to keep the whole family and all skill levels engaged. It all helps 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 Brian Head Resort

For a quick getaway to experience The Greatest Snow on Earth® in Southern Utah, look no farther than Brian Head's full-service accommodations and prime location. Folks from Las Vegas and California enjoy Utah's renowned downhill alongside Southern Utahns and northerners looking to mix it up a little among the red rock hoodoos of Mighty 5® territory. A football field away from the slopes, Cedar Breaks Lodge offers wonderful views, spa amenities, dining, and opportunities to warm and relax you'd expect from a resort. What’s more, there are also a wide array of condos, family vacation rentals and additional lodging options throughout Brian Head at 9,600 feet. 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.

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Brian Head Resort: Red Rock, Rock ’n’ Roll and Ribs

by Jeremy Pugh

Skiers and boarders who play in the snow at Southern Utah’s Brian Head Resort feel like locals. All thanks to the hospitable nature of the resort’s owner, who strives to spoil his guests and treat his employees like family. One more thing, Big John Grissinger can make a mean mess of ribs.

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Brian Head Resort

329 UT-143
Brian Head, UT 84719