Brian Head Resort

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Brian Head Resort
4.5
Biking Trails • Ski & Snowboard Areas
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9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Winter and summer resort offering downhill and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and ATV riding during the summer months.
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Nicole R
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We had such a great experience at Brian Head. My kids and I were first time skiers and my husband hadn't been skiing for over 20 years. There was something for all of us at Brian Head.

My kids and I took lessons the first day, which were so helpful. My kids' instructor was Brielle Merkley and they loved her. I was amazed at how much they learned. By our last day, they were flying down the hill and were so confident. They couldn't stop saying how much they loved skiing.

My instructor was Richard Browning. He is very knowledgeable and was patient even though we had some very frustrating people in our class. I don't think we were able to accomplish as much because of them but I still felt the class was a good value. I learned a lot and felt more confident about stopping and turning.

As a beginner, I was very comfortable at Brian Head. It wasn't super crowded and the beginner runs were still interesting and exciting. My husband also had fun on the beginner runs even though he is a more experienced skier.

Another big plus is that Brian Head is a bargain compared to other resorts. We were originally going to go to Mammoth but saved over $3,000 coming to Brian Head. I love that kids ski free and the adult lift tickets are half as much money.

We stayed in a condo which was nice enough. My only gripe is that the food scene is virtually nonexistent. We had lunch at Navajo Lodge the first day and it was fine but way too expensive. We also ate at a pizza place the first night and it was not good. I recommend picking up groceries in Cedar City (about 40 minutes outside of Brian Head) or the nearest actual city and cooking for yourself.

All in all, this was one of our favorite family vacations and we will definitely be back!
Written December 26, 2021
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OCrealist
15 contributions
Dec 2020
Bad year for winter sports but Brian Head was still good. Limited opened runs but wide open. Line for the lifts were not very long considering we have to be 6 feet apart and only family can sit on the lift together.
Staff were very helpful when I sustained a bad concussion on my first day up. The resort refunded 3.5 of my 4 days prepaid lift ticket; went a step further and refunded that of my boyfriend ‘s ticket as well.
If you don’t mind driving the last stretch from parawan to the slope then stay in Cedar city. Way cheaper hotels!
If you live in So Cal: fly into Vegas (cheap flights thru Southwest) rent a car (very decent price), then drive up to Cedar City. A very nice and fast drive because the speed limit is 80! And all the slow drivers know to drive in the slow lane because there is a sign that say “slow driver move to the right. It’s the law”. Staying in the 2 hotels (Best Western and Cedar Break Lodge) at Brian Head is not that great. Limited things to do, no food options, and very expensive since there is no supply
Written December 23, 2020
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Chris B
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I almost hate to write this review because I want to keep this place a secret so the lift lines can stay as short as they are but they deserve a good review. We skied 4 days this past week and mostly skied on the Navajo Peak which is greens on one side and blue runs on the other. BH is a great place to ski, and while the runs aren’t the longest they are still fun no less. Everyone we encounter at the resort during our visit was very friendly and had smiling faces and every question we had was answered so kudos to management on that. The only complaints I have is the lift operating hours are only 10-4 and night skiing wasn’t available this week so we only had 6 hours to ski each day. Another complaint is there is no nightlife whatsoever in BH and the whole town shut down at dusk basically, but this is not a fault of the resort and is out of their control. Overall I would definitely recommend BH to any skier who wants to enjoy great skiing on great snow with no lift lines. We hope to be back soon.
Written February 28, 2020
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Kelly B
Kerrville, TX6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Expensive SERVICE under New Management- Probably the last time I would visit this place. I visited the place back 2018 & took ski school when it was half the price ($150 with all equipment was included). This time at ski school no equipment was include so it was twice as expensive ($330). In addition, the customer service was not completely military friendly. Brian Head Resort does NOT believe all military veterans deserve a discount for service to one's country.
Again, the Customer Experience was a bait and switch feeling for the ski school. I would NOT recommend this location to any military families since there are plenty of other ski resorts North of this area.
Written February 1, 2022
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Shannon M
San Diego, CA72 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Well you really should ‘KNOW’ before you here’!! Our daughter was part of a youth group, and they cancelled the trip due to Covid. On the website it certainly looks like you can cancel 48 hours before arrival but the fine print says they will only issue you a refund through April. A lot of good that will do if I’m not gonna be back up to Utah in the next four months! It’s essentially useless and the supervisor was completely unhelpful. We won’t be skiing this less than interesting mountain anytime soon and I certainly won’t go back and book anything with Brian Head if that’s their policy. Screw your customers
Written December 29, 2021
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J0E2015
San Diego, CA33 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
We have been going to Brian Head for decades with our family! It has such an awesome family friendly vibe. You can ski/board, go tubing, snowmobile at Thunder Mountain Motorsports and also this year ice skate outdoors at a new rink that was built basically on the mountain.

If your looking for a super challenging double black diamond mountain with a typical big mountain downtown with lots of bars, restaurants, movie theater(s) and pretentious people looking to be seen with ”it’s all about me” attitudes, please go to another mountain resort!! If your looking for a low key, cost effective, relaxing time in the mountains for you and your family with no pretentiousness and wonderful kind visitors and resort staff, Brian Head might be a place for you!

Brian Head Resort is an outstanding mountain for those that love to ski/board, snowmobile, tube/sled, snowshoe (rentals available at Brian Head Sports & George’s) and enjoy the outdoors while a good time at night might include enjoying live music at the Giant Steps base lodge, reading by a fire or watching a good movie on DVD with your family at your hotel or cabin/condo rental.

We recently looked up the cost of a 1 day lift ticket at Mammoth Mountain for 2021 and was shocked to see a 1 day adult lift ticket is over $200 this year! Brian Head is a much smaller family focused mountain, but is also HALF the price per day at just about $100 for a full day adult ticket for the 2021 season.

We love Brian Head Resort and have made many great family memories over the years!
Written January 12, 2021
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Paul h
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Perfect vibe. Period. I’ve got 40 years of 80 day ski seasons growing up in Lake Tahoe. Obviously skiing squaw valley, sorry, Palisades, most of my youth gave me a pretty high water mark as far as resorts go. But Tahoe,Vail, Mammoth etc. are total chaos. I’ll take Brian Head. Great snow. Great employees. Great management. Great terrain. Great little small town vibe with a decent size mountain. Only bummer is my Ikon pass doesn’t work here. We like it so much we scrapped together enough to get a condo in town. Ironically we live in a well known ski town in southern Cali and we can’t get to Brian Head fast enough when we can. Good on ya B Head.
Written January 15, 2022
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DD
1 contribution
Mar 2021
My partner and I had never been skiing but wanted to give it a try. We came to Brian Head bunny slopes for two days and got all our rentals at Georges in town (except for goggles which we got on amazon beforehand). The first day we had an intro group lesson with Richard Browning. There were about 6 people total in the class and Richard was an excellent instructor. He was really nice, knew what he was talking about, and made it fun. We learned how to carry skis the right way, take them on and off, how to stop, how to get up, turn, slow down, stop. By the end of the day we were just as good as most of the kids around. We were nervous about being adults and our first time on the slopes but the lesson and environment made us not feel embarrassed about our skill level. By the second day we were comfortable enough with our basic skills to try the Navajo trail. The food situation was very limited, think cafeteria options at airport prices. For vegetarians there was a salad, impossible burger, and cheese pizza. For vegans, maybe a yogurt parfait. There aren't really even good options in Brian Head to drive to if you want to risk loosing your good parking spot. Next time I'd pack ahead for lunch.
Written April 3, 2021
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Brittany M
Woods Cross, UT182 contributions
Jul 2020
For my husband and two teen sons, we bought the all day summer activities pass ($50 each). They each did the mini zip line, the tubing hill, archery, and the bungee trampoline many times. Then my husband and one son rode to the top of the mountain to play a round of disc golf. They enjoyed the course (except for hole 14 that was a hike up). My teen sons liked it but it was definitely a hit with the older elementary/middle school crowd. (summer activities only available Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Written July 27, 2020
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Vlad
1 contribution
Dec 2020
Been here 4-5 times already. My kids 4, 5, 7yo made their first runs here. Ski school at Brian Head resort by Navajo Lodge is superb. Coaches are professional, well mannered, patient. There’s new coaches every year and yet they keep up with highest level of doing what they do. Coach Oso is most famous there, I personally think he can teach an elephant to ski. In a day or two you and your family/ friends are at moderate level. There’s also a program for gifted skiers. Amazing!
Price? Nothing compare to other places. Hotels are clean and well maintained. Food is easy to find at nearby Parowan.
We are returning here every year now, at least once. Again, great people, great service.
Vladimir
Written December 11, 2020
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Brian Head Resort is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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