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Brian Head Ski Resort Reviews

Updated on March 11, 2014

A Popular Utah Mountain Resort

Are you looking for a great place to go skiing or snowboarding this winter? If you haven't had the pleasure of taking a winter trip to Southwestern Utah before, you are missing out! Although there are several great mountain resorts in the southern part of the state, this review will focus on Brian Head.

An Overview of the Area

Located in the far southwestern corner of the state just outside of Cedar City, Brian Head is an excellent alternative to the crowded resorts near Park City. While it may be a bit out-of-the-way in terms of place, it certainly is not lacking when it comes to winter fun.

This unique recreation area offers skiing on several different mountains with terrain ranging from gently winding beginner trails to challenging back-country steeps. The fun doesn't have to end when the sun goes down either, they offer night skiing and snow tubing to keep the action going well into the evening.

What About the Snow?

The unique combination of latitude and elevation delivers epic, dream-like powder year after year. Brian Head sits in an up-slope area at 9800 feet above sea level where it is perfectly positioned to squeeze out an average of over 350 inches of prime Utah powder every year.

The southern location of the resort makes for incredible skiing as daytime temperatures typically stay low enough to keep the snow powdery while getting warm enough to keep skiers and snowboarders comfortable.

Brian Head Resort Map

Here you can get a feel for the layout of the ski area. As you can see from the map, the expansive property features several different mountains, all with unique terrain.

The size ensures that when you take a trip to this resort, you will always spend more time skiing and snowboarding than waiting in lift lines! The resort offers both challenging back country terrain for experienced skiers and snowboarders and great gentle runs for beginners as well.

Activities for Non-Skiers

Let's face it, not everyone wants to strap on a pair of skis at every opportunity. For snowboarders who want to brush up on their latest tricks, there are several terrain parks loaded with exciting jumps, rails, and slides located throughout the ski area.

If you need a break from the slopes, there are plenty of other exciting winter activities nearby including snowmobile rentals, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides just a short distance from the main village area. The Cedar Breaks lodge also offers a full-service spa for those who are ready to relax and unwind after a day of outdoor adventures.

Wrapping Up the Review

Overall, I give this recreation destination five stars out of a possible five. It has everything I look for in an ideal ski and snowboarding resort including great terrain, monster dumps of gorgeous powder, and plenty of other activities both on and off the mountain. That makes Brianhead an ideal choice for a winter vacation with the family!

Hotels and Accommodations

Need a suggestion for a hotel or lodging? The Cedar Breaks Lodge is an excellent choice. It is right next to the mountain making it ideally located for prime skiing and features great luxury accommodations including an indoor pool and spa, fitness center, bar, and restaurant. In addition, the rooms are very cozy and comfortable. Many guest suites have fireplaces and jetted tubs to go along with wonderful mountain views.

If you want something a little more private, there are some great ski-in ski-out homes for rent right on the mountain itself. Stop dreaming and pack up your gear, peak season is about to be in full swing. You owe it to yourself to get a little rest and relaxation at one of the top resorts in the Southwest!

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      7 years ago

      Looks like a nice place to go, no lift lines are awesome! Upslope Utah pow is awesome!


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