Pre-Arrival Information

General Resort Information

– Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 4:30PM MST. – Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST. – Peak Periods from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST. – Night Operations 4:00PM – 9:00PM MST Fridays, Saturdays, and 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. – 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.
– Forty-eight (48) hour advanced notice is required for a full refund. – NO refunds will be issued for cancellations or rescheduling occuring within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled start time of the Lesson or Tubing reservation. – NO refunds will be issued on consecutive day lift tickets. – If you have any questions or need to make changes to your reservations, please call us at (435) 677-2035, or email us at reservations@brianhead.com.

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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’d 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 will be printed and 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 all tickets on the first floor of 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 will be printed and picked up at NAVAJO LODGE’S DOWNSTAIRS WILL CALL located across from the rental shop. Participants will then proceed to the Navajo Lodge 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 will be printed and picked up at NAVAJO LODGE’S DOWNSTAIRS WILL CALL located across from the rental shop. The participant(s) will then proceed to the Navajo Lodge Rental shop.
– All Private, Adult and Teen Lesson participants will meet through the downstairs glass doors at Navajo Lodge adjacent to the Rental Shop.
– 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 fifteen (15) 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 the ones 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 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. *Please note - Advanced Snowboarding Lessons are only available with a Private Lesson.
Beginner: Tiny 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: Tiny Trackers who have ski/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. Some of these First Track Lessons can be taught while the parents are participating.

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 for 1-3 days or hasn’t been for 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
-Ski Only

Winter Sports School FAQ’s

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 stop, 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..