Brian Head Resort picks up 16 inches from recent storm

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 3, 2011 10:55 am

With a base depth of 66 inches and a season total of 190 inches, Brian Head is ready for Night Skiing & Boarding on Fridays and Saturdays

Las Vegas residents’ closest Utah Powder falls at Brian Head Resort, three hours away in Southern Utah.

Over the past few days, Brian Head received 16 inches of snow -and it’s fresh today, as stormy weather and a resulting power outage kept skiers and boarders off the snow until today.

Brian Head is also Las Vegas residents’ best ski deal, with a full day, adult lift ticket for $45 and Child/Seniors lift tickets (12 & under & Seniors 65+) $32.

About Brian Head Resort: at 9,600-11,307 feet above sea level, it is the highest ski resort base elevation in Utah. It averages nearly 400 inches yearly of the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” has three terrain parks, eight lifts, 65 ski trails and 650 acres of ski terrain for downhill skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding from mid-November through mid-April. There are also assorted options for après ski dining and drinking, entertainment and ecotourism, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and much more. Brian Head’s very family-friendly atmosphere includes an uncrowded setting with no lift-lines, an award-winning, all-inclusive children’s program for ages 3-12 at Navajo Lodge Learning Center, an entire mountain and facility dedicated to kids and newcomers to winter sports.  There is also a state licensed day care facility. Brian Head’s location is perfect for combining a skiing or snowboarding trip with a visit to Las Vegas. Likewise, Brian Head is likely closer to more national parks than any other ski resort town in North America; Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, The Grand Canyon, and Great Basin are all within easy reach. Cedar Breaks National Monument is two miles from Brian Head.