Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Resort
4.5
Biking TrailsSki & Snowboard Areas
10:00 AM - 4:00 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
About
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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  • RebDrum1
    Venice, Florida115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow snow snow!
    This ski area was incredible! They keep the main roads cleared so you can get through. I would suggest pre ordering your passes to ski/snowboard and for lessons as they are more expensive the day if and the lines became long. The tubbing area is also nice and large. There are limited stores on the top of the mountain so I would encourage you to stop and load up prior to coming up to the resort.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Weihong C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best coach I have in my life
    I took beginner ski lesson from Richard Browning. I never did ski before. He taught me from very basic things included how to wear ski boot and building my confidence on ski. Highly recommend his class, especially for beginner.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
  • DDY
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Instructors
    Arianne and Richard Browning are awesome ski instructors! This was our third time visiting Brian Head over the past year or so, and Arianne has been my kids’ instructor all three times. The staff at Brian Head have been very helpful and accommodating to make sure we’ve had the same instructor each time. My kids aged 10 and 9 have really been able to pick up their skills. Previously, they took lessons in Big Bear which were not very useful. Arianne is very patient, and we couldn’t be happier with the progress the kids have made. This past trip I also decided to take private lessons over 2 days (in order to keep up with the kids), and I was fortunate to have Richard as my instructor both days. Richard has a very calming and laid-back style, and is able to pinpoint issues and provide solutions right away. I really enjoyed learning from Richard, and look forward again to working with him on the slopes.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Marina Olivieri
    Anaheim, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Instructors
    This has been my favorite ski resort since I started skiing, I will always recommend BrianHead (especially those from SoCal that do not experience “real” snow). I learned how to ski here in 2021 through the fantastic instructors. I notice an incredible difference in my ability level from start to finish of a lesson, in only a couple of hours! I took an intermediate ski lesson this past weekend with Richard Browning and had an amazing time. The group lesson ended up being private and was catered to my ability level. He introduced me to several drills for parallel skiing that were challenging, but the coordination “clicked” quickly with these drills. Richard was a fabulous instructor, really friendly, gave some great pointers, and the drills helped my skills increase drastically throughout the 2.5 hour lesson. He made sure that I understood that while lessons are helpful, it’s very important to continue practicing the drills on my own and getting mileage in. I’ve had nothing but amazing experiences here and I will be back for more fun time in the snow!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 8, 2024
  • marc c
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Ski Instructor, Oso
    Great trip to Brianhead Resort again. Wanted to give honorable mention to my daughters ski instructor Shayne Whitehead (A.K.A Oso). Oso was fun and dedicated to his students. My daughter requested more lessons after day one because Oso made the experience great. The instruction was top notch and he catered great to her development from a beginner/intermediate to a very intermediate/advanced intermediate over 3 lessons. My 7 year old wanted to keep doing lessons and looks forward to skiing with Oso again in the future! Thanks Oso!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Marie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Snow Board Lesson with Rachel at Brian Head
    Took a morning snow board lesson with Instructor Rachel Franco and had THE BEST TIME! Rachel was upbeat, supportive, and detailed in her instructions. She taught the basics of snowboarding in an easy to understand manner and made me feel comfortable enough to hit the slopes solo (without instructor) in the afternoon. Will definitely book advanced snow board lessons with her soon. Thank you for being awesome, Rachel <3
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 27, 2024
  • jandjhanson
    Mesquite, Nevada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Private Lesson w/Richard!
    Richard was a great ski instructor! His guidance in the fundamentals, his relaxed demeanor, and great personality made for an awesome lesson. My skills improved so much that I now have the confidence to continue to build upon what I learned. I highly recommend Richard for any level of abilities.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 10, 2024
  • coforlife
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Brian Head
    Hit the mountain with perfect conditions. My wife and I haven’t skied in awhile, so we opted for a private lesson. And thats where we met Richard Browning, our instructor. We were certainly on a roll considering the conditions and the expertise of Richard. We thoroughly enjoyed his instruction and we were able to make quick improvement while enjoying his laid back style. He really made our day. Cant wait to go back. Thank you Richard. Chris andcTeri
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Andrea R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience for the whole family
    Brian Head is a beautiful and well-maintained resort that's just the right size for our family. I take lessons each time we come, and I can't say enough wonderful things about instructor Richard Browning. He was patient, kind, and offered practical advice at every step along the way. I left lessons feeling really successful and ready to practice the green runs beyond the bunny slope.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2024
  • Paul C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brian head private lesson and resort
    Booked a private lesson for my two children. Their instructor Ayrton was amazing, he engaged them and gave them the most fun packed afternoon. He took them from an intermediate level to advanced while filling them with confidence. I would highly recommend a private lesson at Brian Head ski school. The resort itself is very family friendly and a great place to spend a few days.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
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Tilly W
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fantastic service at the ski resort. I signed up for a beginners lesson to learn how to ski. Had fitting done to get my rentals for all my ski equipment. Took a lesson w Dolan Cain and he was a very good instructor. By day 2 I could ski much more confidently and I’m sure it’s coz of Dolan’s fantastic tips n teachings. Other than that, everyone else was so friendly and helpful.
Written April 22, 2024
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Maria A
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Apr 2024 • Family
Erin is an incredible instructor at the ski school.I had a fear of speed, couldn’t understand how to spread the weight while snowboarding,was way to scared to ride on the toe edge
.Every single expectation I had from a class was fulfilled and I got rid of my fears
10/10 Highly recommended!
Written April 9, 2024
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Dana B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We have had a wonderful family ski vacation at Brian Head Resort. The slopes are beautifully maintained. The views of red rocks and snowy mountains are nice from the top of the lifts. I had an amazing refresher ski lesson with Richard Browning. We will certainly return to ski again here.
Written April 3, 2024
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Scott F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Highly recommend the ski school. Richard Browning was amazing. One lesson and I was off! Took the beginner lesson. Learned all the basics from how to get up if you fall, turning, stopping, how to get in and out of skis, and overall ski etiquette. Great experience, highly recommend.
Written April 3, 2024
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Sean L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
When you think of Southern Utah you may think of Zion or the towering red rocks, until you hear about Brian Head. Those who have experienced its fluffy snow know about this great ski secret. Brian Head Ski Resort is hidden just two hours north of Vegas and only 30 minutes from SUU. Nestled in the Markagunt Plateau mountain range, Brian Head stands as a prominent destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking exhilarating slopes and breathtaking views. Brian Head Ski Resort offers a diverse range of slopes, great vibes, and wonderful views making it a perfect place for all skiers no matter the skill level. This review will cover Brian Head’s slope variety, services, accessibility, ambiance, and value for money.
As someone who has skied their entire life and has spent almost 50 days at Brian Head just this season, I can confidently say that Brian Head has an impressive array of slopes catering to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Brian Head has over 650 acres of skiable terrain with 71 runs and 8 chair lifts spread over two mountains. From slow gentle beginner slopes to extreme cliff jumps they have it all. They also have a vast amount of backcountry skiing for those willing to push their limits. With the highest base level in all of Utah standing at 9600 feet elevation and an average snowfall of well over 200 inches a year, the snow quality here is like none other in the United States. Brain Head also offers a top-of-the-line park with features including extreme kickers, rollers, rails, tubes, and boxes. Their park crew does an amazing job keeping this area up. While their slopes are amazing they can tend to get crowded on holiday weekends as well as spring break, so plan accordingly.
In addition to its incredible slopes, Brian Head offers top-notch services to all its customers. While it might not be as fancy as resorts such as Deer Valley or Jackson Hole, they do have plenty of accommodations. Brian Head offers a mediocre lodge, but if you are looking for somethings a little nicer, there is large selection of Airbnb’s in the area. On the slope, there are plenty of food options from traditional cafeterias and bars, to amazing BBQs on the weekends– be sure to check out my personal favorite BBQ option: the pulled pork sandwich. Brian Head also has some of the best in house ski techs in the area. Whether you are just needing to rent equipment or even need a full tune on your skis, the techs are more than capable of accommodating you.
Accessibility to the mountain is quite easy– a 30 minute drive from Ceader City makes it an easy daytrip for students. Or if you are located farther out, 2 hours from Vegas also makes it a popular place for people to drive up on the weekends. Driving from the base of the mountain to the peak, Utah DOT does a great job plowing the roads. However, be careful and make sure you have 4-wheel drive or chains if the weather starts to get bad. If you are not comfortable driving in the snow, there is also the option to pay $30 to take the Brian Head Shuttle from Ceader City. Up the mountain, there are large parking lots on both sides of the resort, however, if you are coming during peak week (the last week of February), be prepared to wake up early for a good parking spot or be ready to walk. Once inside the resort, Brian Head has a great system of free shuttles to take you back and forth between the two mountains. The 5 minute shuttle ride is not necessary though if you are on skis, as Brian Head makes it very easy to ski from one mountain to the other.
Compared to other resorts I have skied, Brian Head has unmatched vibes and views. The welcoming sense of camaraderie from all the locals as well as the staff is like no other. The stunning views of the dense bristlecone forests as well as cedar breaks create the perfect backdrop for skiing. Be careful however: if winds pick up, visibility can quickly drop.
Brian Head offers a premium winter experience at a budget price. Lift tickets can be found on average for $40 on weekdays and night tickets for $25 on the weekend. Compared to other resorts, they are much cheaper as tickets up north can easily cost $200 a day. While the lift tickets are cheaper than other resorts, this still isn’t a cheep getaway. Between rentals, lift tickets, food, gas, and housing, it can add up very quickly. On peak week, tickets can ski rocket so make sure you buy in advance. Stay alert for discounts and deals online by checking their social media or website.
Overall, Brian Head Ski Resort offers a blend of family-friendly activities to extreme skiing, making it a premier destination for winter sports. Whether you are a local or visiting, it is worth the trip. This resort's undeniable charm and exceptional amenities make it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking the ultimate winter getaway in some of Utah’s best snow.
Written March 29, 2024
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elidea l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Matthew has great personality and my son was very happy of his snowboard intermediate private class. Thank you so much for this first day on the snow
Written March 27, 2024
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Anh-Thu H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Richard Browning is an absolutely amazing ski instructor! My friend and I took the advance beginner class and Richard was so great at analyzing our strengths and weakness. He taught us new ski techniques to maximize our potential on the slopes. By the end of the lesson, we were flying down the blue trails! We couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Thank you Richard for all of your feedback and knowledge.
Written March 25, 2024
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Family K
Twinsburg, OH3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I’m in my 50s and typically ski on little Ohio bumps. Brian Head was just the right size for someone not accustomed to skiing actual mountains. Getting tickets and rental gear was a breeze and I never had to wait more than a couple chairs at any lift. Icy conditions made the main hill, Giant Steps, a bit dicey, but I enjoyed the runs on the smaller slope, Navajo Mountain.

This was day one of my vacation, so I was not adjusted to the altitude. I did notice that after a few hours I was getting signs of fatigue, which can be dangerous while skiing. Take breaks and hydrate. I found a short sit in the resort got me ready for another couple hours.

Food at the base camp was good and priced right. Everyone I met on the slopes was personable. Had a great day, and I’m sure my shoulder will be pain-free soon (let’s just say I had a moment of poor judgement regarding my true skiing ability).
Written March 24, 2024
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Annie K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Richard is incredible had us skiing in under 20 minutes, took us through patient lessons from the basics to how to ski in parallel absolutely worth the money he’s incredible knowledgeable, 10 out of 10 would not book anyone else
Written March 22, 2024
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Jennifer C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Richard Browning is a legend ! 🐐
I have not skii’ed in a long time so needed a refresher and he really took the time. He is the best ski instructor I have ever had. Keep on skiiing Richard
Written March 22, 2024
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