If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Brian Head in Utah, then you have done yourself a great disservice. It has some of the absolute best snow conditions in all of North America, the snow has an average moisture content of 4%. The resort is rarely crowded and guests will have the chance to carve first tracks all day long. The prices are affordable for everything including food, lodging and lift tickets. Ski midweek and get 2-for-1 lift tickets through the anticipated April 15th season end. Plus there is a great tubing hill which is a perfect reprieve from skiing and riding and makes an excellent activity for the whole family to enjoy.
The resort spans 650 acres and enjoys a vertical of more than 1,200 feet. There are 65 total runs, 35% are ideal for beginners, 35% intermediate, 20% advanced and 10% expert. There are two terrain parks for riders and freestyle skiers. Brian Head also has a great tubing park adjacent to the Navajo Lodge Learning Center. The resort encompasses two peaks, Brian Head Peak, which tops out at 11,307 feet, and Navajo Peak, with an elevation of 10,300 feet, Navajo Peak features the easier runs while Brian Head Peak is completely blue and black runs.
In all there are several reasons why you would be remiss not to make the trip to Brian Head. The resort is easy to get to; it’s along a major highway and only a few hours from Las Vegas. There really are no crowds, so you can enjoy entire runs to yourself. The lift tickets, food, lodging, and rentals are incredibly affordable. The varied terrain is great for all ability level skier and rider, so everyone can find suitable runs. The resort staff is super friendly, they will even store your equipment in the lodge for free.
It really is a stunning, world class ski area with a modest, homey atmosphere. Visit Brian Head and see for yourself, but be careful not to tell too many people about how much fun you had.