Opening November 19th, weather permitting.
 

Pre-Arrival Information

General Resort Information

Arrival Locations:
  • Winter Sports School Check-In: location is outside, on the right side of the Navajo Lodge when facing the main entrance.
  • 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. MST. Lodges open at 9:15 a.m. MST
  • Saturday, Sunday & Peak Periods - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST. Lodges open at 8:45 a.m. MST.
Driving Conditions http://udottraffic.utah.gov/default.aspx
  • 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
  • We recommend wearing 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 17th 2022.
    Advanced Ski & Snowboarding Lessons in Brain Head

    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

    • Winter Sports School Check-In location is outside, on the right side of the Navajo Lodge when facing the main entrance.
    • All tickets can be picked up at the Reservation Will Call located next to the Winter Sports School Check-in.
    • All lessons begin promptly at their designated times. Please allow 30 to 60 minutes (especially during weekend and peak period) to arrange for equipment rentals and arrive no later than 15 minutes before lesson time with your equipment to start your lesson at the Winter Sports School Check-In or your reservation MAY BE FORFEITED.
    • Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 9:45AM MST.
    • Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 9:45AM MST.
    • Peak Periods from 8:45AM – 9:45AM MST.

    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.
    • Your instructor will change the lesson pace to go as fast as the slowest guest in the group. No one is left behind. Private lessons (link) will always be a more efficient lesson adapted for your level and need.
    • The 2.5 hour lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.
    • 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 if all students in the group know how to stop on demand. 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.
    • Your instructor will change the lesson pace to go as fast as the slowest guest in the group. No one is left behind. Private lessons (link) will always be a more efficient lesson adapted for your level and need.
    • The 2.5 hour lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.
    • 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.
    • Your instructor will change the lesson pace to go as fast as the slowest guest in the group. No one is left behind. Private lessons (link) will always be a more efficient lesson adapted for your level and need.
    • The 2.5 hour lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.
    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.
    • Your instructor will change the lesson pace to go as fast as the slowest guest in the group. No one is left behind. Private lessons (link) will always be a more efficient lesson adapted for your level and need.
    • The 2.5 hour lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.
    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 and unload the chair-lift safely
    • Can stand up alone after a fall
    • 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
    • Can load and unload the chair-lift safely
    • 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. We highly recommend a helmet (which are available in Rental Shop). On cold days, Hand and Toe Warmers and neck gaiters are highly recommended.
    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.
    No lessons include lunch
    All lessons will go out on time regardless of the weather.
    We cannot guarantee any placement in group lessons. We have the Family and Friend private lessons you can book to assure you to be together.