Brian Head Resort opens 45th winter season on Saturday, November 20

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 18, 2010 1:24 pm

Brian Head, UT – The 45th winter season at Brian Head Resort begins Saturday, Nov. 20, with a limited opening and discounted lift ticket prices: $25 for adults and $20 for children 12-and-under. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. chairlift three, Black Foot, will serve three runs and a terrain park with 11 features, rails and boxes. Brian Head will open additional chairlifts and terrain as conditions permit, and the discount prices will remain in effect until then.

Brian Head is at normal snowfall accumulation compared to past seasons and we are anticipating another long season with approximately 160 skiing days, said Brian Head General Manager, Henry Hornberger.

“We look forward to another tremendous Utah ski and snowboard season,” said Hornberger. “Last year Brain Head had over 400 inches of ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth,’ and already we have a base of over two feet of natural and man-made snow. With snow forecast for opening weekend and into next week, we are eager to open additional terrain during Thanksgiving week.”

Rental equipment will be available, and Brian Head’s High Mountain Outfitters retail shop will be open at Giant Steps Lodge, offering the finest brands including Burton, Smith, Skull Candy, Elan and Atomic.  Sold are helmets, goggles, jackets, pants, sun glasses, gloves, sunscreen, lip balm, sweatshirts and more –including gift items, accessories, and Brian Head Resort logo-wear.
The grill in Giant Steps Lodge, featuring Starbucks Coffee, will be open too.

Brian Head offers one of North America’s best skiing and riding values, with $45 adult lift tickets and $32 for children 12-and-under and seniors 65-and-over. Group rates and season pass rates are available by calling 866-930-1010 or visiting Additional information is also available at, and

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.

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