Nestled in the beautiful red rock country northeast of Cedar City, Brian Head Resort boasts plenty of excellent powder skiing.
State-of-the-art snowmaking equipment guarantees early season openings, but Brian Head's high altitude gets abundant snowfall of its own from Mother Nature. Rising from 9,600 to 11,307 feet above sea level, Brian Head is the highest ski resort in Utah.
The ski area has six lifts that can accommodate more than 10,000 skiers per hour so you won't spend your ski vacation standing in lift lines. The resort's 53 trails, chutes and bowls offer terrain for all skiing abilities.
Snowboarders are welcome at Brian Head and the snowboard park features a variety of pipes, jumps and slides. Skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy the highest elevations can take a snow cat to the top of Brian Head.
A tubing hill and night skiing are offered, ski lessons and child care services are available. You can don a pair of cross country skis or rent a snowmobile to take you to the scenic overlooks of nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The resort area has several fine restaurants and complete lodging facilities. Additional accommodations are available in nearby Parowan and Cedar City on I-15, in Panguitch on US 89 and in Panguitch Lake on Hwy 143.
During the summer, the town of Brian Head hosts a variety of weekend events. Summer is also mountain biking season. The area's extensive trail system offers thrilling and scenic rides through forests and red rock country. You can ride a chairlift to a mountain peak and bike down. Shuttles, tours, rentals and repairs are also available in the area.
Brian Head is located 205 miles from Las Vegas and 254 miles from Salt Lake City. Take Scenic Byway 143 from the Parowan exit of Interstate 15 on the west, or from US 89 at Panguitch on the east. The byway travels through beautiful forested mountain scenery.