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Brian Head Resort
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Brian Head Ski Resort in Utah is located in Southern Utah surrounded by some of America's most famous national parks: Zion (1.5 hrs), Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon (1.5 hrs), Canyonlands and Arches National Park. It is actually closer to Las Vegas Nevada (3 hour drive) than Salt Lake City Utah (4 hour drive).
Giant Steps Lodge (base of Giant Steps lift)
Brian Head ski resort has two mountains, Navajo Peak which is almost exclusively beginner runs (with some intermediate and only one advanced run) and Brian Head Peak which is almost exclusively intermediate, advanced and expert runs.
Navajo Mountain: primarily beginner "green" runs
Sunburst (blue run) off of Giant Steps lift
Hunter's Run (blue) off of Giant Steps lift
Sunburst / Bear Paw area (blue) off of Giant Steps lift
Aught (blue) off of Roulette lift
Sun Spot (black diamond run) (take skiers right at the top of Alpen Glow lift)
First Tracks (black diamond run) (take skiers left at the top of Roulette lift)
Giant Steps (black diamond run) (Giant Steps lift line)
Accessible by hike from the summit only. Conditions may not be permissible.
Dark Hollow off of Roulette lift.
Pillows (Accessible from either Giant Steps or Roulette lift)
Brian Head Resorts has accessible "off piste", "out of bounds" gates which will often provide for you access to untouched powder and the only way to find a double black diamond runs. This of course is not patrolled, groomed or avalanche controlled. Out of bounds areas are skied at your own risk.
Alpen Glow back country gate (skiers left off of the top of Alpen Glow lift)
Alpen Glow back country run
Devo's Pitch back country gate. Access from the top of Roulette lift. Leads you down the steep "Devo's Pitch" and then back into the resort run "Wild Ride".
Roulette back country gate. This is another access into the Devo's Pitch area.
Giant Steps back country gate. Note that it is quite a hike from here to any of the terrain at higher elevation. Check with the ski patrol for guidance in this area.
A park for beginners is located at Navajo Peak, and intermediate and expert parks are located at Brian Head peak at Giant Steps.Brian Head lists three terrain parks:
A boarder ripp'n it off of a jump
Terrain Park under Wildflower lift
Wildflower Terrain Park: Box car (yes that's a car under the table-top)
For those not old enough or not enthusiastic enough to tackle the mountain, Brian Head also has a six lane tubing park at the Navajo Lodge Learning Center.
The "Lift Bar" at the Grand Lodge is your place to wind down after a day of skiing.
The Lift Bar at the Grand Lodge
Pool tables at The Lift Bar
Leany's Steak House at the Grand Lodge
Brian Head is in a rather isolated area away from any large metropolitan areas. You will have to find what you are looking for at the resort or in the local towns of Parowan (12 miles north) or Cedar City. High Mountain Outfitters in the base lodge will cover most of your alpine needs.
Night skiing, when available, otherwise there is none, and none nearby.
Brian Head resort is three hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Salt Lake City. Private aircraft can use Parowan airport 12 miles northwest.
Mountain Express Shuttle - shuttle from Vegas 435-590-1473
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Brian Head Grand Lodge
A room at the Brian Head Grand Lodge