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Pre-Arrival Information

General Resort Information

Arrival Locations:
  • Kids Camp: South side of Navajo Lodge
  • Adult/Private Lesson Will Call: Downstairs of Navajo Lodge
  • Rental Pick up: Giant Steps Lodge (intermediate – advanced) or Navajo Lodge (beginner) rental locations
  • Ticket Sales: Pick up your reloadable card and buy online to activate
Hours of Operation:
  • Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lodges open at 9:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Peak Periods - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lodges open at 8:45 a.m
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  • Travel time from Cedar City: 42 minutes (Depending on weather conditions)
  • Arrive between (Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 9:45AM MST, Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 9:45 MST) at Navajo Lodge for Lesson check in
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Wear a face covering
  • Limited Food and beverage seating and time limits in place
  • Check out Tubing and Dining options.
  • Reuse your reloadable card
  • Purchase for your next visit
  • Take an advanced or refresher lesson
  • Upgrade to Performance or High Performance skis in our rental shop
  • Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 4:30PM MST.
  • Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST.
  • Select Peak Periods from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST.
  • Night Operations 4:00PM – 9:00PM MST Fridays, Saturdays, and Select Peak Periods.
  • *Please remember that all times are Mountain Standard Time. Night skiing schedule is subject to change.
  • Monday-Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM MST.
  • Saturday & Sunday from 9:30AM – 4:30PM MST.
  • Select Peak Periods from 9:30AM – 4:30PM MST.
  • Night Operations 4:00PM – 9:00PM MST.
  • *Please remember that all times are Mountain Standard Time. Night skiing schedule is subject to change.
    Within 48 hours of the ticket or lesson purchase, you are eligible for a 100% refund paid to the payment device used to purchase your lift ticket, rental, or lesson. Tickets, rentals, and lessons are not refundable or transferable on the date valid. After you make your purchase, up to 11:59 pm on the day before your product(s) are valid, you may defer your ticket, rental or lessons and receive a credit in the US dollar amount of your original purchase.

    Credit can be used for lift tickets, lessons, and rentals. Credit will be provided electronically, as made available in an online account.

    Credit amounts will be based on the ticket purchaser’s actual purchase price, less insurance, if applicable. If you use your credit on a ticket that is more expensive, you must pay the price difference between the credit and the new ticket. Credit can NOT be used for lodging, food, beverage or resort merchandise. Credit expires April 18, 2021.

    Road Conditions

    Brian Head Resort is a mountain destination, and sometimes road closures due to weather are beyond our control. For the most accurate and up to date information on road closures, click here.

    We always recommend you have chains in the event of wet/slippery road conditions. It is better to have chains and not need them than be stuck without chains during a snowstorm.

    Still have questions? Call 435-677-2035 and we’ll be happy to help, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Winter Sports School Information

  • We highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your lesson.
  • You are required to check-in at the Navajo Lodge, Kids Camp Will Call by 9:45 AM MST or your reservation MAY BE FORFEITED.
  • Tardiness will result in your lesson being FORFEITED or a shorter lesson for the full price. – If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.
  • We are unable to hold the class for late arrivals due to the nature of the group lesson.
  • Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.
  • For your convenience, ALL TICKETS can be picked up at the KIDS CAMP WILL CALL. Adult(s) will then proceed downstairs to the Rental shop.
    • Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 9:45AM MST.
    • Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 9:45 MST.
    • Peak Periods from 8:45AM – 9:45 MST.
    • You will pick up tickets outside the South side of the Navajo Lodge, at the Kids Camp Will Call.
    • Our staff in the Kids Camp room (first floor of Navajo Lodge) will provide your children with the necessary equipment (this does not include clothing).
    • Signs will be posted that designate where to meet for both skiing and snowboarding lessons.
    • We highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your group lesson.
    • Tardiness will result in your lesson being FORFEITED or a shorter lesson for the full price. – If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.
    • We are unable to hold the class for late arrivals due to the nature of the group lesson.
    • Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.
    • For your convenience, all tickets can be picked up at the will call location located on the bottom floor of the Navajo Lodge across from the Rental Shop.
    • We highly recommend arriving at least fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled start time of your Private Lesson.
    • If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.
    • We are unable to hold Private Lessons, but we will do our best to accommodate you.
    • Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.
    • For your convenience, all tickets can be picked up at the will call location located on the bottom floor of the Navajo Lodge across from the Rental Shop.
    • All Private, Adult and Teen lesson participants will meet slopeside directly outside the glass doors adjacent to the Rental Shop, on the bottom floor of the Navajo Lodge.
    • All Advanced Lesson Participants are required to meet at Navajo Lodge.
    • If you are taking an Advanced Group Lesson, we highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your group lesson.
    • If you are taking an Advanced Private Lesson, we highly recommend arriving at least forty five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your Private Lesson.
    • Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.

    What to Expect in Class

    • Beginner: Students can expect to learn how to manage their equipment, stop on a slope, ski or ride maintaining control, and ride the chairlift for those who can stop safely.
    • Advanced Beginner: This class will address the skills required to ski or ride safely on gentle Green trails. Beginner students will learn how to control their speed with turn shape.
    • Intermediate: Students can expect to safely explore stopping, turning, and controlling speed on steeper terrain. Some Intermediate classes will ski/ride on Blue trails. Each Intermediate class will learn the skills required to ski/ride on different terrain, different snow conditions with skis in a parallel relationship or round snowboard turn-shape.
    • Beginner: New Mountain Explorers will learn how to manage their equipment and to slide safely. Explorers will be introduced to the Magic Carpet and/or the Chairlift. Each student will learn how to control their speed on gentle terrain.
    • Advanced Beginner: Mountain Explorers who have skied/ridden before will learn to control their speed with turn shape. Students will link turns in both directions and begin to explore Green Trails.
    • Intermediate: Intermediate Explorers need to demonstrate their ability to control their speed with turn shape to be in this class. The Beginner Class serves as a refresher for some children. Intermediate lessons begin to explore matching skis at the end of each turn. Intermediate Snowboard Classes will explore round heelside and toeside turns on gentle blue terrain.
    • Advanced: Advanced Explorers will apply skiing/riding fundamentals on any trail and any condition. The skier specific needs will be addressed. Carved turns, and the accompanying skills will be introduced. Advanced Snowboarding Lessons are only available with a Private Lesson.
    • Beginner: These Trackers who have never skied or ridden will be introduced to the mountain, the sensations of sliding, and stopping skills. Note: the individual nature of Tiny Tracks lessons suggests that the stamina, attitude, and attention span of each child will determine whether or not the child rides the chairlift.
    • Advanced Beginner: These Trackers who have skied or ridden before, and have received a lesson, will develop the skills necessary to stop on their own on gentle terrain. These trackers will also learn how to ride either the Magic Carpet or the Chairlift. Skiers will learn how to control their skis without tip clamps or edgie wedgies.
    • Intermediate: Intermediate Trackers will make turns on most Green Trails controlling their speed with turn shape.
    Tiny Tracks Lessons are designed to safely inspire young children. Each lesson will find opportunities to help young children enjoy their experience while improving their skiing/riding. This age group is likely to take at least one break per 2.5-hour lesson, play some games and keep the fun going. The pace is much slower than Mountain Explorers.
    First Trackers will receive individual attention tailored to their attitudes, desires, and capacities. More emphasis will be placed on the child’s enjoyment than on the acquisitions of skills. These children will play in the skiing/snowboarding environment. Some of their experience might be indoors. Extra care will be given to ensure the child’s safety. Games, activities, and exercises, will have a snowsport focus. They will learn to slide without falling and how to move with their equipment on. Some children will learn to slide on a Green Trail. Riding the chairlift is a possibility, but not an expectation. Instructors will always attend to the needs of the child.

    Ability Levels

    • 1st time skiing/snowboarding
    • Been skiing/snowboarding before, but not ready to load the chairlift
    • Needs to work on stopping consistently
    • Needs a 1st time lesson refresher
    • Green runs remain a bit of a challenge
    • Prefers a slower pace
    • Able to put ski/snowboard on/off with little or no help
    • Can load the chair-lift
    • Knows how to stop on demand and may know how to do minor direction changes
    • Has been skiing/snowboarding for 1-3 days or hasn’t been in a long time
    • Feel very confident and know how to comfortably control speed and link turns on green runs
    • Able to take skis or snowboard on and off
    • Can stand up alone after a fall
    • Blue runs can be challenging
    • Feel very confident and know how to comfortably control speed and link turns on blue runs
    • Black runs, ungroomed slopes, and powder can be challenging
    • Lessons start at Navajo. Lesson may move over to Giant Steps during the lesson
    • Offered for ski lessons only

    Winter Sports School FAQ’s

    Synthetic/wool base layer, waterproof snow pants, a warm, wind-breaking coat, gloves, goggles, and warm socks. Sunscreen and chapstick should be used throughout the day. All of the aforementioned items will help you stay warm and are mandatory if taking a lesson.
    While it is acceptable to watch the class at a distance, we discourage parents from interrupting the classes. Parents should decide if observing their child will disrupt learning. If you are interested in learning how to teach your child, you should consider a private lesson that you can attend with the child.
    It is customary to tip ski instructors if you are happy with the lesson. While it is not required, gratuities encourage skilled instructors to continue delivering quality lessons. We always appreciate any feedback that will improve the quality of our work, please contact Winter Sports School at (435) 578-8385.
    Snowboarding requires more physical development and muscular control and coordination to balance on a single plane. Skiing is easier to learn with much less falling down.
    Our instructors are specifically trained to protect your children and keep the fun going. If your child is still miserable, the fun and the learning experience stops, we will contact you on your cell phone.
    We adapt the lesson to all our guest’s needs in the class. The lesson pace goes slower with more breaks as the age of our guests decrease.
    If signed up for a full day lesson, your child will be in the kids camp room for lunch. We have staggered lunch times, so your child might not be in for lunch yet. We prefer that the parents do not come in for lunch for all the children’s safety, you can find your child on the snow to check on them and reapply sunscreen etc..