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The Brian Head area has gone through many transitions since the Fremont tribe of Native Americans first discovered the area thousands of years ago. European shepherds and cattlemen who settled the area in 1851 used it as a summer grazing camp. Saw mills also operated in the Brian Head area beginning in the late 1800′s. Until the early 1900′s, a cheese factory was operated in the northeast section of the town. These early business people used the naturally pure water and cool summer nights of Brian Head to help create their products.

One of the most interesting parts of Brian Head 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.

Because of excellent, consistent snow conditions, Brian Head Resort was first opened for skiing in the winter of 1964/1965. Ten years later, in 1975, the area around the Resort was established as the Town of Brian Head. The Resort grew from its beginning as a one chair lift operation to a complete resort offering guests a diversity of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, night skiing, dining, mountain biking, hiking, a host of other activities, which of course involves just plain relaxing in the scenic beauty and pristine air. It's easy to understand why our guests and employees love Brian Head Resort.


With Utah's highest base elevation, Brian Head Resort offers The Greatest Snow on Earth®, with a yearly average snowfall of 360 inches. The resort has two connected mountains, Giant Steps and Navajo. Nestled in the two mountains, the Resort features 71 ski runs and over 650 acres of available terrain. Each of the two mountains has a full service base lodge facility.

Winter Season Dates

The Winter Season opens November 15th and will close in April (conditions permitting).

The resort will be open seven days a week through season end beginning November. All lifts are planned to open by December 15th (weather permitting).

Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Periods

Holiday Periods
Thanksgiving – Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 (Holiday ticket prices do not apply).
Christmas – Dec. 21 through Jan. 5.
MLK – Jan. 18 through Jan. 20.
Presidents Weekend – Feb. 15 through Feb. 17.
Easter Sunday – April 20 (Holiday ticket prices do not apply).

Mountain Stats

Established: 1964
Average Annual Snowfall: 360 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft. – highest in Utah
Summit Elevation: Top of Giant Steps lift – 10,970 ft. Peak – 11,307 ft.
Available Terrain: Over 650 acres
Vertical Drop: Lift-served – 1,320 ft. Hikeable – 1,548 ft.
Terrain Parks: 3 terrain parks: Bypass, Detour and Foundations
Number of Runs: 71 runs: 30% easiest; 35% more difficult; and 35% most difficult.
Snow Tubing: Navajo Tube Hill is 75' Vertical Drop with a 550' slope length. The Giant Steps Tube hill is a 100' Vertical Drop with a 600' slope length.

Summer Season Operating Dates

June 22 – September 29(Weather Permitting)
June – Saturday and Sunday
July and August – Friday through Sunday
September – Saturday and Sunday

We will also be open 4th of July weekend, Thursday – Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, Saturday – Monday and August 5-6, Monday – Tuesday.

Operating Hours

Lifts operate from 9:30am – 4:30pm.
Bike Shops are open from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Night Skiing and Boarding

Get out and enjoy Brian Head Resort at night. Night skiing and boarding has moved to the Blackfoot lift. This change allows skiers and boarders to enjoy more runs, more vertical and a lighted terrain park.

Night Skiing (Friday and Saturday) $20.00
Night Skiing Upgrade (With the purchase of a day ticket) $8.00
Night Skiing Rentals $20.00

Operating Hours (Mountain Standard Time)
4:00pm to 9:00pm Friday and Saturday

Summer Season Passes

Can't afford your season pass right now? We are offering a 0% interest payment plan with two payment installments. For more information, or to start your payment plan call (866) 930-1010. Download your payment plan agreement here.

Winter Season Passes

Season passes include three free skiing days each, at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) in Las Vegas, Nevada; Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort in Durango, Colorado; Sipapu in Vadito, New Mexico and Snowy Range in Centennial Wyoming.

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Buddy pass – 2 adult passes purchased together
**Buddy passes must be purchased separately.
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Adult Pass – 26 to 61 years of age $619.00
College Pass – out of high school and up to 25 years of age $429.00
Young Adult Pass – out of high school to 25 years of age $479.00
Student – Kindergarten through 12th grade $279.00
Family plan student – when purchased with a regularly priced adult pass. Must be dependent child Kindergarten through 12th grade. $229.00
Senior silver – 62 to 69 years of age $279.00
Senior gold – 70 years of age and older $189.00

Mountain Biking

Our mountain bike park is the central hub for biking in the Brian Head area. Use the chairlift to access everything from the classic Bunker Creek and Dark Hollow back country trails, to pro-expert downhill lines of Lil' Gritty or Wildflower. Go with the flow on the famous Timberline Trail and take advantage of our man made and natural features. Our experienced crew in the shop will help customize your experience, no matter what your style may be!


Brian Head Resort has a trail for every experience level, from beginners to hiking enthusiasts. You can ride up the lift and take a leisurely hike down, or hike from the bottom to our peak of over 11,000 feet.

Disc Golf

Come enjoy a relaxing round of Disc Golf where you can get some exercise and take in the beauty of the area. Whether you're a veteran player or a first timer, our 18-hole mountain side disc golf course will be an experience you will not soon forget.

Family Adventure

The Brian Head Family Adventure is a self guided interpretive activity course along Dixie National Forest's new and incredibly scenic Vista Trail. The 3 mile long trail is filled with fun and exciting activities suitable for every member of the family. Activities include fossil excavation, panning for gold, cattle roping, and pictograph painting.

For more information on our summer operations, please call 1 (866) 930-1010 ext. 213



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Bed & Breakfast Special
2 Adults and 2 children 12 and under included with the Bed and Breakfast Special. Additional adults or children are $10 each

Stay 2 get 3rd Free
Pay for 2 nights, stay a 3rd night for free. Free night applies to least expensive night.

Midweek Special
Stay midweek and get a 15% discount. 2 night minimum stay. Higher rates on weekends.

Sunday Special
Start your stay on Sunday and get a 20% discount. 15% discount on Weekdays