50 Days From Scheduled Opening Day
Join the countdown – as of Sep 22nd, 2023 we have less than 50 days until the scheduled opening day! Brian Head Resort is scheduled opening day is Friday, November 10th with over $1 million investment in capital improvement projects. This $1 million investment allows guests the freedom to ski and make more memories in the mountains.
New this season Brian Head Resort is introducing:
- Free On-Snow Experience for very first-time skiers and snowboarders
- New gladed terrain in the Navajo increasing ridable tree terrain
- Improved snowmaking to increase the snowpack quality to allow guests to ski more runs earlier in the season (weather permitting)
- New safety features
Read on to learn how we are enhancing the skier experience this season with our $1 million investment.
Free On-Snow Experience
We are lessening the ski barrier to entry making skiing available to everyone with our new completely free on-snow experience for first-timers at Navajo Learning Center.
Guests from ages 3 through adults can register for a free experience to understand the basics of skiing. This program is completely free, requiring no lift ticket, no age restriction, and no additional fees. We do ask that kids 12 and younger require a parent to be present. If your child and you are both new to skiing, you can even participate together as a family. A waiver is required to be signed by all participants before attending.
What Guests Will Learn:
The goal is to prepare guests for their time on the slopes. This free on-snow experience is a series of self-guided step-by-step stations on gentle terrain. Stations include gliding, how to fall/get up safely, how to load/unload a chairlift safely, and discussing the skier responsibility code.
As guests move through learning stations at their own pace, instructors provide personalized tips along the way. Guests can stay as long as they need to at each station in order to feel comfortable and confident on the slopes. Come gain a deeper understanding of fundamentals, and experience a faster skill acquisition with our on-snow experience.
Our team has been hard at work to create additional terrain to explore and natural park features to hit this season. The tree glading increases the amount of tree terrain for guests to experience. Some tree areas on the mountain are too thick for skiers to ride due to a surplus of deep snow and years of treefall. By removing the fallen debris and dead trees this creates more safe and ridable terrain to enjoy.
From beginner to advanced terrain, the trees under the Wildflower lift add new gladed riding for every ability level. The Shotgun trail, located near the Giant Steps Express also received new gladed terrain. This allows guests to easily explore tree skiing in-bounds safely.
In preparation for more early-season terrain, Brian Head Resort has expanded snowmaking coverage on the Lower Aught Trail. This means more early-season terrain open and available to ride (weather permitting). As long as Mother Nature maintains cold temperatures, the more snow we can make ahead of time will quicken the pace of trail openings earlier in the season. With over $500,000 investment in snowmaking upgrades, we are enhancing the skier experience for better early-season snow conditions and a more consistent base. With a new SnowCat PistenBully 400 Groomer added to our fleet of snow-groomers we can assure you some perfect corduroy runs this season.
Safety is always on the forefront of our minds. This year we have all new pads for towers, signs, and pedestals. In addition, we invested in new vacuum spine boards. At the Navajo base we also fixed outside walkways to keep you safe on and off the slopes. These safety precautions will keep your mind calm as you hit the slopes at Brian Head Resort.