Brian Head

329 South Highway 143, Brian Head , UT (Driving Directions to Brian Head)
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Last Updated: 7/25/2014 8:37 PM

Brian Head Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 26 Beginner
  • 26 Intermediate
  • 13 Advanced
Brian Head Resort is the premier alpine destination in the southwestern United States. Honored as a "Top Family Getaway for Family Travelers" by the Family Travel Forum, Brian Head is a full-service resort conveniently located in southern Utah - only three hours from Las Vegas!

Brian Head is Utah's highest-elevation resort, receiving over 400 annual inches of light, Utah powder. The ... resort has 50+ runs for all ability levels, including an entire mountain dedicated to beginners and children. It features four terrain parks for varying ability levels, with more than 30 snow features, rails, fun boxes, and a half pipe (open when conditions permit).

With the installation of two new chairlifts and a skier bridge which connect Giant Steps and Navajo mountains, and adding 35% more terrain, Brian Head Resort wants to improve your experience.

The Resort is located off Interstate I-15, adjacent to Utah's famous national parks. Its location has helped foster a uniquely laid-back, uncrowded atmosphere, which is seldom found at winter resorts anymore.

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Brian Head Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Brian Head Operations

Status

Open for Summer Fun

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 65

Weekend Hours

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Brian Head Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

9,600 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

1,400 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

11,307 ft

Brian Head Ski Pictures and Photos

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Brian Head Reviews & Tips (15)

Few rocks! After 1pm total slush! That should be expected in April. Best time to ski/ride 10am-1pm In 3 hours we got 15 runs in.....
Brian Head review written Apr 10 2014 - 09:26 PM
 
Fleeroy R. Advanced Skier
This was my first time skiing at Brian Head, and I enjoyed every single turn with their fresh powder, which was missing all winter in the Southern CA slopes. I was glad to find so much good quality snow in early Spring, and it was still snowing. I had read some complaints about slow lifts, which was not the case at all. The lifts have the same speed as Heavenly and Snow Summit. They closed the long run on our last day due to high winds, and it truly was windy but the lower runs were still open until the storm came in. The staff were friendly and helpful. After discovering BH, I will not return to Mammoth or Lake Tahoe for my annual long ski vacation. The slopes offer great skiing for all skill stages.
Brian Head review written Apr 04 2014 - 04:14 PM
 
Ari Intermediate Skier
Brian Head is on my list of favorite places to snowboard, even if there are not a lot of slopes like some of the bigger resorts have. The runs were great, however our last day a small storm closed the slopes that were in front of our cabin. Still fun though to go and learn some new tricks for a good price. The snow was soft enough to run on so there was no hard packs anywhere (at least where I went to). Very nice staff, clean in all areas. I would go again for practice and would recommend anyone to go for it's price if you don't mind the small amount of runs there are compared to the bigger resorts. The only drawback I had with the trip is at one of the ski lifts, the dismounting at the top of the lift. The ramp is too steep from what I'm used to and many fell while trying to get off the chair. if it was not as steep, the falling would not be a problem. Other than that, I liked the area.
Brian Head review written Apr 01 2014 - 02:52 PM
 
Sunofplunder Intermediate Snowboarder
Brian Head was great. No frills just fun skiing. Highly recommend. Lessons were great for my wife and 6 year old. TIP: No need to reserve your snowboard rental by calling Brian Head Resort when you book on Liftopia (it's automatically done). Brian Head charged me and had to refund me for my rental. No big deal, but something to know.
Brian Head review written Mar 17 2014 - 02:47 PM
 
DH Intermediate Snowboarder
Great place, runs and staff!
Brian Head review written Mar 09 2014 - 05:03 PM
 
Renata Curry Beginner Skier
Always check the base depth. Go here every year, but we like to see 45" or better base depth. Everyone nice. George's is a must stop.
Brian Head review written Feb 23 2014 - 12:42 PM
 
L.D. Intermediate Skier
What the resort reports as Base Depth and what you get are 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT things. As of right now, the resort reports a Base depth: 37″ while the slopes are filled with rocks. We ruined 2 brand new pair of skis betting on what they reported. I guess the best tip to share: CHECK THE SNOW LEVEL WITH SOMEONE THAT WAS / IS THERE !!!!!! On the slopes, when they groom it at night, they actually reveal rocks and dirt so I estimate the level to be at most 3 - 7 inches and when the wind blows, you are left with dirt and rocks... A bit disappointed about that !!! If we knew, we could have brought older equipment that has already seen their share of rocks.... Extremely disappointing...
Brian Head review written Feb 13 2014 - 06:32 PM
 
Zflyboy Advanced Skier
Brianhead is a great place for ski school. My first learned to ski there and was skiing within a couple of hours. My other 2 learned to ski at big name resorts and were disappointed to be stuck on the "magic carpet" never making it on a real lift. It is a great family resort and probably the best value you can find. There are all kinds of terrain from bunny slopes to expert. It isn't a true "destination" resort so the amenities are lacking. Great place to go for skiing, bad place to go shopping/eating. Oh and snowmobiling in the area is also AWESOME. You can rent snowmobiles in town. FYI I'm a former local lifelong skier. I have skied in Utah, Colorado, Oregon, and Whistler, Canada.
Brian Head review written Feb 01 2014 - 09:25 PM
 
anon. Advanced Skier
Trip was good, however....... Put my kids (4 & 6) in brianhead's ski school. First day went well and kids enjoyed it. Wife wanted them to go again the next day, so we shelled out another $230.00 dollars ($115 each for 4 hr. Session) and sent them on their way, then Hung out to watch. Kids where supposed to start lesson by 10 am. They didn't get them out sking until 11:30. Then after lunch the kids were sitting around until 2. Instructors were hanging out shooting the breeze. Finally something was said by another parent watching and they finally got the kids out there. Kids were done a little after 3. Bottom line: managers there need to " manage" their teen age instructors a little better. $460.00 Bucks for 2 days of ski school is an investment and parents don't pay to have their kids sit in a room while they instructors screw around on their phones and flirt with each other.
Brian Head review written Jan 11 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
Dan Intermediate Snowboarder
First time there, was a very nice place with good runs. However be very careful of the high altitude - base of at almost 10,000 ft. My young son got altitude sickness bad, he could not snow board the 2nd day and was quite sick. Other kids younger with us, not affected nor were adults - its unclear how people get affected by this condition. Highly suggest anyone that may get sick do not go or plan accordingly, this location is twice as high as Denver!
Brian Head review written Dec 30 2013 - 03:21 PM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
Good solid lessons for my kids, 4 and 6, both group but private better. Wind is an issue and is often an issue at Brian Head. Runs are fair and most advanced runs are really intermediate especially given the aggressive slope grooming. Local area is very poor for support. Restaurants are off for service, long waits and general attitudes especially when busy. Georg's ski shop is nice and fair for mountain shop. For Las Vegas drive time I would recommend Big Bear area or the extra 30 minute drive to Eagle Point unless you get a rocking deal in Brian Head though I reiterate the kids private lessons are strong.
Brian Head review written Feb 24 2013 - 02:40 PM
 
Chris Advanced Skier
Brianhead is where I learned to ski in my early 40's. The most unique thing I like about Brianhead is that the there are 2 distint areas, one which is dedicated to beginners with a couple of intermediate runs and the other to intermediate and advanced skiers/boarders. My entire family of 2 adults and 7 kids plus friend enjoy the hospitality here. I have never met a more friendly staff including lift operators, instructors, snack bar, and the behind-the-scenes personnel at any other resort! I wish the California resorts would take lessons from Brianhead. We have even considered purchasing property there!
Brian Head review written Nov 01 2011 - 08:24 AM
 
pnetrick Intermediate Skier
Brian Head is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It offers some of Utah’ driest powder, over a dozen black diamond runs, more hike-able backcountry snow bowls –and one of Utah’s most scenic ski settings. It’s only about a dozen miles off of Interstate-15 and has one America’s best priced lift tickets at $45 for regular, adult full-day. Kids are $32 regular full-day.
Brian Head review written Dec 20 2010 - 08:16 AM
 
The Snow Flack Advanced Skier
Brian Head is a *awesome* place to learn to ski or board and receives a ton of great snow. The only problem is that they often receive more powder than the steepness of slopes can handle, i.e. on a great powder day, snowboards will bog down and get stuck unless you have a giant powder board. Coming from back east, I never realized that there was such a thing as too much powder for a resort. Not much terrain for advanced/expert riders or skiers, but definitely a great place for beginners and intermediates.
Brian Head review written Dec 07 2010 - 10:01 AM
 
flyingbrix Advanced Snowboarder
Brianhead is a great place to snowboard, fresh powder and great runs, what else could you ask for.
Brian Head review written Dec 03 2010 - 03:13 PM
 
Tiago Santana Intermediate Snowboarder

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