Brian Head Ski Resort
Brian Head Ski Resort is located in Utah
Brian Head Ski Resort
Brian Head Ski Resort
Location in Utah
Brian Head Ski Resort is located in the United States
Brian Head Ski Resort
Brian Head Ski Resort
Brian Head Ski Resort (the United States)
LocationBrian Head, Utah
Coordinates37°41′N 112°50′W / 37.683°N 112.833°W / 37.683; -112.833
Vertical1,707 ft (520 m)
Top elevation10,920 ft (3,330 m) [1]
Base elevation9,600 ft (2,900 m)
Skiable area665 acres (269 ha)[2]
Runs71
35% beginner
35% intermediate
20% advanced
10% expert[3]
Snowfall360 in (910 cm) per year [4]

Brian Head Ski Resort is a ski destination for Southern Utah and the southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas areas. It is located 3.5 hours north of Las Vegas and four hours south of Salt Lake City. The resort is Utah's southernmost. Brian Head Resort was established in 1964, and once operated as a one chairlift resort. Currently, the resort has 8 chairlifts, 71 runs, and over 650 skiable acres. It also features a bridge between its two skiable mountains, Navajo Peak and Brian Head. A free town shuttle can transport you around the town and resort for no cost.

Statistics

Lifts and Additional Information

There are 8 chairs at the resort. Chair 6 is the only double. Chairs 1, 3, 5, 7-8 are all triples. Chairs 2 and 4 are high speed quads. Lift names are as follows: 1: Wildflower 2: Giant Steps Express 3: Blackfoot 4: Navajo Express 5: Roulette 6: Pioneer 7: The Dunes 8: Alpen Glow

The lifts 1, 4, and 6 are located on the Navajo Peak mountain and lifts 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 are on the Brian Head Peak mountain. The ski bridge that connects the resorts goes over Utah Highway UT-143 with lift number 1 located just to the east of the bridge. The lift starts near the base of the Brian Head Peak side and goes to the top of the Navajo Peak side.

Navajo Peak

The Navajo Peak side provides more beginner and intermediate terrain. The number 6 lift provides the easiest terrain on the mountain and is perfect for beginners. There are also two surface lifts just below lift number 6 designed specifically for beginners. This mountain has one advanced (black diamond) run.[5]

Brian Head Peak

The Brian Head Peak side provides a good balance of intermediate terrain and advanced terrain with some beginner runs near the base. There are advanced runs throughout this side with most advanced near the number 5, 7, and 8 lifts. Number 2 lift is one of two high speed quad lifts at the resort and takes you to the chair lift summit of 10,900 feet.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Stats | Brian Head". Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  2. ^ "Stats | Brian Head". Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  3. ^ "Stats | Brian Head". Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  4. ^ "Stats | Brian Head". Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  5. ^ http://www.brianhead.com/trail[permanent dead link] map
  6. ^ http://www.brianhead.com/trail[permanent dead link] map