While Brian Head serves as a premier destination for adventure and relaxation, it has a rich history of various cultures and industry. The region was first discovered by the Fremont tribe of Native Americans and then later settled in 1851 by European shepherds and cattlemen who used it as a camp for summer grazing. Sawmills and a cheese factory later became the primary sources of industry until the early 1900s. The pure mountain water and cool summer nights made the Brian Head region a desirable place for these early settlers and business people.
One of the most interesting parts of Brian Head’s history is its name. Brian Head was originally known as Monument Peak and was used by early surveyors and expedition leaders as a point of reference. One story claims that the famous explorer John Wesley Powell saw the peak above all the others and named it after an official in the Geographical Survey Office by the name of Bryan. Another story claims that the residents of Parowan changed the name in 1890 to Bryan Head in honor of the American politician, William Jennings Bryan.
Brian Head Resort was opened in the winter of 1964-1965. Ten years later, the Town of Brian Head was established in the area surrounding the Resort. The Resort grew from a one chairlift operation to a complete Resort offering skiing, snowboarding, tubing, night skiing, dining, mountain biking, and hiking. With dozens of activities, scenic beauty, and pristine mountain air, it’s easy to see why Brian Head Resort has become a destination for adventure and relaxation.
Brian Head Resort is proud to offer demand-based pricing that allows you to access the best prices on lift tickets when you purchase in advance. Pricing increases prior to the date of your visit and is subject to change without notice. Exchanges can be made online through your self-service portal up until 11:59 PM MST on the day prior to your arrival date. Avoid the ticket line and go direct to the lift by picking up a Brian Head Resort Passport at any ticket location, or requesting it to be mailed in advance. Reuse the Passport for any return visit to Brian Head Resort and avoid the ticket lines! You can also load Rentals and Lessons onto your Passport. Reservations for Tubing and Night Skiing will still need to be printed off at any ticketing location.
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Brian Head Resort (Brian Head, UT)
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Brian Head Resort offers The Greatest Snow on Earth®, with annual average snowfall of nearly 360 inches, and Utah’s highest base elevation. Covering over 650 acres, the Resort has two connected mountains, Giant Steps and Navajo, offering 71 runs, 8 chair lifts, and 3 surface lifts.
Lifts in operation on any given day may vary due to high winds and other inclement weather conditions.
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|Chair Lifts||Type||Length (ft)||Vertical (ft)|
|#1 Wild Flower||Triple||2,967||579|
|#2 Giant Steps Express||High Speed Quad||4,840||1,200|
|#4 Navajo Express||High Speed Quad||4,200||604|
|#7 The Dunes||Triple||2,536||555|
|#8 Alpen Glow||Triple||2,447||550|
Average Annual Snowfall: Nearly 360 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft. – Highest in Utah
Peak Elevation: 10,970 ft. – Top of Giant Steps
Available Terrain: Over 650 acres
Vertical Drop: Lift-served–1,320 ft. Hikeable–1,548 ft.
Terrain Parks: 1 terrain park: Bypass (Advanced)
Number of Runs: 71 runs: 30% easiest, 35% more difficult, and 35% most difficult
Snow Tubing: Navajo Tube Hill is a 75’ vertical drop with a 550’ slope length. The Giant Steps Tube Hill is a 100’ vertical drop with a 600’ slope length.
When it comes to quality and convenience, there’s no better option than to rent your ski and snowboard equipment slope side at Brian Head Ski Resort. Why burden yourself by hauling up all of your equipment when we offer the finest equipment available anywhere! With rental locations at both Navajo and Giant Steps Lodges, your equipment needs are close at hand. Our rental shops also offer professional ski and snowboard tuning, waxing, repairs, and carry a large supply of replacement parts for most major brands. Complimentary overnight ski and board storage are also available at both Rental Shops.
Performance rentals come with a better boot and High Performance rentals come with a better boot and ski.
Performance and High Performance Ski rentals are for Intermediate to Advanced Skiers. Performance rentals have a boot with a more forward stance for more aggressive skiing. High Performance rentals have different types of blades available for different styles of skiing.
Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign at rental shop.
For more information regarding rentals email email@example.com.
The Training Grounds Terrain Parks feature a construction theme with 20+ features. Training Grounds allows visitors to improve their park skills with a state-of-the-art set up. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest terrain park information.
We connect, care, teach, and inspire so that you can become more, dream more, and fill your life with new adventures and life changing experiences.Our instructors are passionate skiers and snowboarders. It is greatly rewarding for them to share their love and passion for the sport and to watch you achieve more year-after-year. Let our snowboarding and ski lessons be your reason to visit Brian Head Resort.Whether you’re a first time or experienced skier or snowboarder, we will provide you with new experiences, memories, and fun stories to tell.
We specialize in comfortably coaching you about how to control direction and speed. How to fall safely, and even better, how to avoid that from happening so often! Get in the know about trail and hill etiquette, and what to do in the event of emergencies, whether accidental or weather related. We’ll even teach you the ropes about how to get lift tickets and where to rent reliable, quality equipment at the best prices.
All lessons are sold a la carte, Lift tickets and Rentals are not included with a lesson purchase. Lift Tickets and Rentals can be purchased separately.
If you do not see lessons available online, they are sold out. You can call our reservations office (435) 677-2035 to double check availability.
During peak periods please arrive at 8:45 AM MST for your lesson to ensure enough time to be outfitted and to meet your instructor.
Experience the thrill of Snow Tubing at Brian Head Resort! Tubing is a great activity for kids and adults looking for an alternate activity to skiing and snowboarding. With our magic carpets, getting to the top of the hill is easy!
The new location of the Navajo Tubing Park is to the right of Chair 6, Pioneer.
Navajo Tube Hill is a 75′ vertical drop with 550′ slope length. The Giant Steps Tube Hill is a 100′ vertical drop with a 600′ slope length.