Best Ski Resort in Utah

Brian Head Resort is the best ski resort in Southern Utah. It is three and a half hours south of Salt Lake City. It’s three hours north of Las Vegas, and an hour and a half away from St. George. There are multiple ways to travel there from flying, to driving, to hopping on the daily shuttle service that takes you from the resort down to Cedar City. With over 650 acres of land and the highest base elevation in Utah, you can most definitely expect an epic winter season. The resort occupies two connected mountains, Giant Steps, and Navajo, and offers 71 runs, eight chair lifts, and three surface lifts. Ski, snowboard, or snow tube down the slopes during the snowy months or zipline, rock climb, and mountain bike during the warmer ones. Nonetheless, there are lots of things for everyone in the family to enjoy when visiting while receiving the best value for your money.

Pack your bags, grab your friends and family, and head up to Utah’s most accessible resort to see The Greatest Snow on Earth. Make sure your cameras are fully charged because the views are breathtaking and you’ll want to remember your unforgettable day as long as possible. Indulge in a snow day and ski, snowboard, or snow tube until the moon peaks out. On Friday and Saturday nights, upgrade your tickets to night skiing and experience your day-long fun under the stars- don’t let the name fool you, night skiing includes snowboarding and tubing, so no one is left out. Beware though, you won’t want to leave once you give it a go.

Ski Resort Lodging

Whether you are driving in from another city or simply can’t shake the thought of departing, lodging near the resort is always a great idea. The days go by quickly when you’re having fun. When the kids beg to stay, you question why it is you are leaving when you can lodge at our ski resort. There are a plethora of vacation rental properties and hotel rooms nearby, one as close as 100 yards away. Extend your getaway and choose between a luxurious experience like a hotel room or something more traditional such as a mountain cabin. Each lodging facility has its own amenities, but all are great choices when you aren’t ready to leave yet. Saying goodbye for the night isn’t so despairing when you stay close by and you easily enjoy the first tracks in the morning.

Need a snowboard or a pair of skis? Rent one from the ski resort! Hauling winter equipment is heavy and most of the time hard work. Don’t stress about it! Equipment rentals can be made at both Giant Steps and Navajo Lodges for your convenience. Get a ski package and receive skis, boots, and poles or get the snowboarding package and obtain boots and a snowboard. Additionally, each rental shop offers professional ski/snowboarding tuning, repairs, waxing, and replacement parts for most major brands. And when you find yourself cluttered with little to no space, keep your equipment in the complimentary overnight ski and board storage.

When you don’t know how to ski or snowboard, sign up for lessons! Brian Head Resort Winter Sports School is made for everyone. From beginners to advanced riders, learn how to ski or snowboard with passionate instructors. They teach you everything you need to know, step by step. Beginners are taught the basics of skiing or snowboarding and advanced riders learn new tips and tricks they need to progress their skills. Take lessons with a group or individually and sign the little ones up too- children ages three and older are eligible for lessons. Once you learn how to ride, you’ll be shredding the fresh pow every year, all winter long.

Food & Dining

You can’t forget about the food. Fuel up at one of the many restaurant establishments on the premises. Children can be picky, that’s why there are lots of options to choose from. Located on the second floor of the Giant Steps Lodge is Giant Steps Cafe. Dig into anything from pizza, to burgers, and much more. One floor above is the Last Chair Saloon, where you’ll sip on a pint of our signature No.9 Pale Ale, all while taking in the phenomenal view. The festive atmosphere is fit for the whole family and on special days you can unwind with live music from local artists. Once you’re done skiing down the Navajo mountain, fill up on some lunch at the Navajo Cafe located on the first floor of the Navajo Lodge. There are many delicious menu options from chicken tenders, to grilled chicken sandwiches, to soups and salads. A few doors down there’s the Elevated Sips + Sweets serving the following:

  • Soda options
  • Starbucks coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Yummy treats to cure your sweet tooth
  • And much more!

Best Value for Your Money

A little retail therapy never hurt anyone either! If you forgot something at home or are just in the mood to browse, stop by High Mountain Outfitters. High Mountain Outfitters is more than just a retail shop. It’s located on the ground floor of Giant Steps Lodge, and the second floor of Navajo Lodge. They are here for all your winter needs with the highest of quality products and the most knowledgeable and friendly staff there to help. Upgrade your gloves or snow goggles to something new and modern or purchase a Brian Head Resort souvenir to remember the epic time you had. Peak in and check out the current selection and deals.

Our Ski Resort’s Health & Safety

Since the world-wide pandemic of COVID-19, operations have changed to ensure the safety of all guests, employees, and community residents.

  • All guests must abide by the social distancing rule of standing six feet apart and face coverings are required in all areas, including lift lines, on shuttles, indoors, and outside. Perforated, ventilated, and thin, single-layer gaiter style face coverings are not allowed. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the resort at several locations for everyone’s convenience and high touchpoints, like railings, door handles, tables, chairs, etc, and high traffic areas, like ticket windows, restrooms, etc, frequently are disinfected for your safety.
  • Seating areas in the dining facilities are limited and menu items are prepacked for a grab and go meal, so make the most of the beautiful scenery around you and have a picnic! 
  • Most importantly, please stay home if you are feeling under the weather or are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Visit Brian Head Resort

Visit Brian Head Resort and create new lifelong memories with your loved ones all year round. But before heading to the best ski resort in Utah, be sure to purchase all your tickets online. Not only are they cheaper when bought in advance, but you get more time having fun rather than standing in lines. Next, sign up for your Brian Head Resort Passport, our official media card. The BHR Passport is reusable, reloadable, and the home for all your Lift tickets, equipment rentals, and winter sports lesson purchases. The best part is it’s free, but you must request your card at least seven days prior to your arrival date to allow for shipping. Finally, stay aware of the mountain conditions such as current weather conditions and lift statuses by checking our website. Live weather forecasts are reported through the HD webcams attached to different areas of the resort.