Mountain Policies


Brian Head Resort (“Resort”) strives to educate skiers and snowboarders about slope safety.  In addition to those using traditional alpine ski equipment, others on the slopes include snowboarders, telemark skiers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment, and others.  Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

While skiing and snowboarding at Brian Head Resort, please observe the Your Responsibility Code below and be courteous to others.  Know the Code.  It’s your responsibility.  This is a partial list.  Be safety conscious.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way.  It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


Brian Head Resort reserves the right to terminate skiing and riding privileges on a first offense of the Code of Conduct if it determines, in its sole discretion, that such action is appropriate.  Especially egregious behavior could result in an individual being banned from the Resort indefinitely.  It is the individual’s responsibility to understand and adhere to all rules, laws or regulations of the Resort, Town, county, and state.

The following will not be tolerated at Brian Head Resort:

  • Fast and/or reckless skiing and riding.
  • Removing, damaging, and/or defacing any sign, boundary line, trail indicator, or other Resort infrastructure.
  • Refusal to present and/or relinquish your pass to a mountain employee when requested.
  • Violent behavior or abusive, foul, or threatening language.
  • Skiing/riding in a closed area.  It is your responsibility to know what trails are open and closed.
  • Going over or under a rope or past another trail closure indicator.
  • Riding a lift or skiing/riding while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Actions or behaviors that in the Resort’s sole judgment may endanger your safety or the safety of others.
  • Violating the law, including the Skiers Responsibility Code.


Only designated Brian Head Resort outlets may allow for open containers on our decks, patios, and base areas.  Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed in the lift line or on the chair lifts.

Brian Head Resort operates under a Special Use Permit with the Dixie National Forest.  Drug use and possession is illegal on Federal property.  The Resort has a strict policy against substances, and asks that you please respect our policy.


You must be in control and avoid the person downhill of your path.

A skier/snowboarder involved in a collision with another skier/snowboarder that results in an injury shall not leave the vicinity of the collision before giving the skier’s/snowboarder’s name and current address and telephone number to an employee of Brian Head Resort.  This does not prohibit a skier/snowboarder from leaving the scene of a collision to secure first aid for a person who is injured in the collision.  If a skier/snowboarder leaves the scene of a collision to secure first aid, the skier/snowboarder shall leave their name, current address, and telephone number as required after securing the first aid.


Skiers and snowboarders cannot board a lift unless they have the knowledge to negotiate or use the lift safely or until they have asked for and received information sufficient to enable them to use the lift safely.  Skiers and snowboarders may not use a lift or any ski trail while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Mountain Bikers must know how to load and unload the lift safely. This includes loading your own bike into the carriers. Brian Head is not responsible for damage caused by a misloaded bicycle.


Certain areas and trails at Brian Head Resort are designated as SLOW ZONES.  Please observe these posted slow areas by maintaining a speed no faster than the general flow of traffic.  Space and speed are especially important in these areas.  Fast and aggressive skiing/snowboarding will not be tolerated.


Various informational and caution signage is located throughout the ski area.  Please read, understand and follow all rules and related signage.  Skiers and riders should be advised that a green circle, blue square, or black diamond trail at Brian Head Resort is not necessarily the same as a green circle, blue square or black diamond trail at other resorts.  The system is a relative rating of trails at each resort, and does not compare trail difficulty between resorts.  Skiers and riders should begin with the easiest terrain and move up in difficulty as their ability permits.  Some terrain may be closed due to potential hazards.  Please respect all signage and closures.


Brian Head Resort discourages the use of electronic devices (cell phones, music players or earphones) while skiing/riding, or loading or unloading lifts.

External music devices playing unreasonably loud or explicit/vulgar language will not be permitted.


Brian Head Resort highly recommends wearing helmets while skiing and riding.  Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage.  The primary safety consideration and obligation under Your Responsibility Code is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner.  Helmets are available for purchase and rental at the Resort’s Giant Steps and Navajo Lodges.
Helmets are required in the summer mountain bike park.


Brian Head Resort accommodates skiers and snowboarders using traditional equipment that must include bindings and ski retention devices. Brian Head Resort also accommodates ski bike operators. Ski bikes are a  hybrid approach for downhill skiing.

  1. Ski Bikes must be commercially manufactured or a commercially manufactured conversion kit for a mountain bike.
  2. Ski Bikes must be equipped with an appropriate retention device to prevent runaway equipment.
  3. Ski bikes must not impede the natural flow of lift operations.
  4. Users must be able to know how to load and unload the lift safely.

Devices without appropriate binding systems, restraining devices, and foot passengers are not allowed on lifts or terrain. Recreational devices NOT allowed on Brian Head Resort slopes at any time include sleds, toboggans, ski scooters, snow skateboards, snowshoes, sled dogs & similar devices, snowmobiles, et cetera.

Exceptions are made only for disabled skiers using acceptable adaptive equipment that includes a binding and retention device. If the disabled skier cannot load, ride, or unload the lift by themselves safely, then they must be accompanied by their personal assistant.

Click here for visual policy and more details.

Car/RV Camping Policy

Brian Head Resort allows overnight camping free of charge for resort patrons on the upper level of the Navajo Lodge parking lot. Campers are responsible for removal of their own waste and adhering to best “Leave No Trace” practices. Campers may be asked to provide proof of patronship in the form of a lift ticket, pass, or reservation confirmation. Limited weekend camping is available in the Giant Steps parking lot on select weekends with prior approval from the reservations department. Facilities are not provided at either location. (435) 677-2035.

E-Bike Policy

Brian Head Resort Bike Park operates primarily within Dixie National Forest boundaries. Their current policy prohibits E-Bikes on non-motorized trails. Before loading the chairlift with an E-Bike, a guest must clearly demonstrate to the Lift Operators that the power source has been disconnected and the bike has been effectively reduced to human pedal power only. The bike will not be allowed on the lift otherwise.  Brian Head does not recommend using E-Bikes in the mountain bike park. Their weight makes them difficult to unload, and the guest needlessly risks damaging an expensive piece of equipment. Brian Head Resort does not include uphill travel at any time. This includes, but not limited to hiking, biking or any other uphill traffic. 


Unless otherwise authorized by management, Brian Head Resort does not allow non-skiing/snowboarding uphill traffic at any time during the winter season. This includes preseason setup and postseason cleanup. Uphill non-skiing/snowboarding traffic and activities include, but are not limited to, hiking, snowshoeing, skinning, sledding, bicycling, or other similar uphill traffic. Absolutely no snowmobiles or other motor vehicles.


  • If someone is injured, remain calm, cross skis or place a snowboard securely in the snow above the accident.
  • Call Ski Patrol at (435) 223-0601, (435) 691-0844, or call 911.
  • Patrol will ask for the number of the phone from which you are calling and your location, age, sex/gender, event, and about the resources available to you.


Grooming equipment, snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, and other vehicles may be encountered at any time.

While rare, both inside and outside of the posted ski area boundary, avalanches may occur at any time without warning.  Become educated on how to reduce the risks through your own education, actions and awareness.