Brian Head

Brian Head is located in the epicenter of Utah’s Color Country—Bryce Canyon to the east, Zion to the south, Cedar City to the West, and the gorgeous Fishlake National Forest to the north.

Funny Name—Memorable Mountain Ranges

Brian Head is a stunning ski resort nestled in the heart of some of the most dramatic and memorable scenery in the entire country. The resort is divided in to two equally fantastic mountains. The beginner-only Navajo Mountain features all green terrain and is perfect for novices, youngsters, and more experienced skiers and snowboarders seeking a more leisurely pace. The other area, Brian Head Peak / Giant Steps Mountain houses plentiful runs for intermediate, advanced, and expert level skiers and boarders to enjoy. The division between these two mountains is advantageous for two reasons, keeping ability levels separate ensures optimal conditions for each and it seriously cuts down on already minimal lift lines and crowds.

There are also four terrain parks, a world-class tubing park, as well as a multitude of full and half-day lessons taught by trained professionals. Brian Head’s Wee Ski Program for three-year olds helps introduce little ones to skiing and the snow environment, which in turn helps foster a life-long love of snow and snow sports. The resort also offers complimentary day storage in their lodges as well as daycare and medics on site. For more information, read Ski Experience and Snowboarding Zone.

Off the Slopes

High Mountain Outfitters provides all the gear and equipment visitors will need during their stay. Conveniently located on the base of both mountains, guests can pick up sunscreen, gloves, hats, coats and much more. Also found at both mountains are full-service rental shops, with top brands and excellent prices, they also offer professional ski and snowboard tuning, waxing, and repairs, and carry a large supply of replacement parts for most major brands.

On-slope dining at Brian Head is often raved about not only for its high-quality but also for its affordability. A delightful array of breakfast and lunch food is available at the resort, from healthy yogurts and oatmeal to mouth-watering burgers and hotdogs, not to mention their very special chili recipe. There is also a bevy of affordable and family friendly lodging options in the area. From spacious, fully-stocked vacation homes and condominiums, to cozy hotel rooms and modern townhomes, the area is replete with options perfect for any taste or budget. Brian Head offers many great ski and stay packages throughout the winter. However, more adventurous travelers would do well to book a room in Las Vegas and drive the three hours to the resort in order to maximize both daytime and nighttime fun.Widely known as the highest resort town in America, visitors will be glad they took the ascent up this majestic mountain range to experience what many people call one of the friendliest and most family-oriented resorts in the West.

Getting Here

The resort is nearly equidistant from Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. By car, Take I-15 to exit 75 at Parowan, from there it’s a quick 14-mile trip to the mountain’s village.

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