Brian Head Resort

Utah / Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Mountain and Chairlift
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We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Brian Head Resort.

Brian Head Resort Overview

Brian Head Resort is Utah's highest ski resort, with its base elevation at about 9,600 feet above sea level and receives over 360 inches of epic Utah power. This small resort is divided over two peaks. The Brian Head Peak is mostly filled with blue and black runs and the Navajo Peak has a good mix of green and blue trails, making it ideal for families.

Ski Terrain

  • Beginner runs: 30%
  • Intermediate runs: 35%
  • Advanced runs: 32%
  • Expert runs: 3%
  • Total ski runs: 71
  • Terrain Parks: 2

Mountain Statistics

  • Summit elevation: 10,920 feet
  • Skiable area: 650 acre
  • Average Snowfall: 360 inch

Brian Head Resort Trail Map

Brian Head Resort Trail Map

Brian Head Resort Lift Tickets

Brian Head has several lift pass options including day lift tickets and Season Passes. Below is a breakdown of the lift passes and the key differences between the passes.

Full Day or Night Lift Ticket

Below is the difference between the Brian Head Resort full-day and night lift tickets.

  • Full-day tickets give you access to the mountain from 10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekends and holidays. The full-day lift ticket can be purchased in advance online at a discounted rate starting from $29 per day for selected dates.
  • Night skiing tickets give you access to Blackfoot Lift for night skiing. In the winter season, night skiing is available on Fridays and Saturday nights from 4 pm to 9 pm and 7 days during the holiday season. Price starts from $25 on selected dates.

Power Pass

The Power Pass comes with 3 different pass choices and different restrictions: Power Pass, Power Pass Select and 4-Day Power Pass. The pass price for adults (37-64) ranges from $599 - $849.

  • The Power Pass gives you access to unlimited skiing throughout the ski season at 9 ski resorts: Brian Head, Lee Canyon, Nordic Valley, Snowbowl, Purgatory, Hesperus, Sipapu, Pajarito, and Willamette Pass. The Power Pass also includes 7 days at Valle Nevado and 3 days at partner resorts. 
  • The Power Pass Select gives you access to 6 resorts throughout the ski season and 12 share days with holiday blackout dates at Lee Canyon, Purgatory, and Snowbowl. The Power Pass also includes 7 days at Valle Nevado and 3 days at Monarch Mountain & Sundance Resort
  •  The 4-Day Power Pass gives you a total of 4 restricted days to Brian Head, Lee Canyon, Snowbowl, Purgatory, and Spider Mountain and unlimited access at Sipapu, Pajarito & Hesperus and restricted skiing at Nordic Valley and Willamette Pass. The Power Pass also includes 3 days at Monarch Mountain.

Children 12 and under can register for the free Power Kids season pass and Senior ages over 75 can also get a Super Senior Pass for free.

Season Pass

Besides the Power Pass, Brian Head Resort also offers:

  • My Weekday Pass: The My Weekday Pass offers unlimited access on Mondays to Fridays at Brian Head Resort throughout the ski season, except on blackout dates.
  • Value Pass: The Value Pass gives you unlimited access to skiing at Brian Head Resort except for blackout dates.
  • Night Season Pass: The Night Season Pass gives you unlimited access to Brian Head Resort during night skiing operating hours only throughout the ski season.

Brian Head Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Brian Head Ski and Snowboard School offer group and private lessons as well as longer learning programs for all ability levels. 

  • Group Lesson: This is a half-day (AM or PM) 2.5 hours beginner to intermediate lesson for ages 7 and above. 
  • Private Lesson: This is a fully tailored half-day or full-day lesson for ages 7 and above.
  • First Tracks: This is a full-day or half-day one-on-one private lesson. It is suitable for beginners and intermediate for skiers ages 3 to 4 and snowboarders ages 3 to 6.
  • Mountain Explorers: This is a full-day or half-day group lesson for beginners and intermediate ages 7 to 12.

The Sports School check-in is located outside, on the right side of the Navajo Lodge when facing the main entrance.

Nearest Town to Brian Head Resort

The closest town to Brian Head Resort is Parowan, Utah, which is approximately 12 miles to the west. It's a small town with basic services and amenities.

A larger nearby city is Cedar City, Utah, which is about 32 miles to the southwest of Brian Head. Cedar City offers more services, including a wider variety of dining and lodging options. Brian Head Express Shuttle offers daily transportation from Cedar City to Brian Head Resort. Cedar City is not close to any other ski resort in Utah, with the closest one roughly 223 miles away at Sundance Resort.

On Mountain Dining

Brian Head Resort offers a few on-mountain dining options. 

Located at the Giant Steps Lodge, serves a pub-style menu.

Opening hours (subject to change): 11 am-5 pm (Sun - Thur), 11 am-9 pm (Fri - Sat)

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Located at the Brian Head Lodge, serves apps, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Opening hours (subject to change): 5 pm - 9 pm

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Brian Head Resort Contact Information

Address: 329 South Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719, United States

Phone number: (435) 677-2035


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ski packages to Brian Head Resort?

There are no ski vacation packages to Brian Head Resort as it is a small local resort. That said, there are ski vacation packages to most destination resorts in Utah.

When is the best time to go skiing in Brian Head Resort?

The winter month at Brian Head Resort typically falls from late November through April, when the resort receives the bulk of its annual snowfall. The resort receives the most snow during the mid-winter months, January and February. 

What amenities are available at Brian Head Resort?

Brian Head Resort has two base lodges, the Navajo Lodge Learning Center and the Giant Steps Lodge. The resort also has the basic amenities across the two lodges including rental shops, some dining options and a ski and snowboard school.

How much does it cost to rent ski equipment at Brian Head Resort?

The standard ski/snowboard package is $35 per day for adults and $25 for children if you purchase online. Prices are subject to change, please visit Brian Head Resort Rentals for more information.