Northeast of Las Vegas in southern Utah, the Brian Head Ski Area has 71 runs spread over 650 acres that are served by 8 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,320 feet. In addition, there is hikeable terrain that accesses a maximum vertical descent of 1,548 feet. If freestyle riding is your bag, check out one of their three terrain parks.
It is known for its friendly staff (along with the locals) and for well-groomed intermediate family oriented runs. But, out of bounds, there are plenty of heart pounding steeps and narrow chutes to challenge all riders. Hike the Brian Head peak or the OB backside.
For apres ski, try Pinnacle Breaks Club.
Its a 3.5 hour drive northeast from Vegas. Follow US15 to Exit 75 (Parowan). Then continue 14 miles southeast to Brian Head.
Overall, Brian Head Resort is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Utah.
Local Contacts: Brian Head Ski Area (435) 677-2035; Brian Head Tourism (435) 677-2810
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Cedar Breaks Lodge (888) 282-3327
Luxury Loding: Inner Harmony Retreat (800) 347-5633
Reference Source: click here http://www.brianhead.com
GPS: 37.692, -112.85
Date Published: 12/25/2015
Date Updated: 12/15/2017
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