Update on Operations 12/30/2020

Many of our guests have been inquiring recently why we haven’t opened more of our lifts and terrain this early season. The short answer, unfortunately, is principally lack of snowfall. So far this season (through December 30th), we have received a total of only 54  inches of snowfall. This compares with approximately 150 inches for the same period in the prior year or a decline of nearly 64%. While 54 inches may seem like a lot of snow, the snow we received was very dry, and after running a snow groomer over the snow to prepare the runs for skiing and snowboarding, 54 inches of light, dry snow reduces to just a  few inches. Snow with greater moisture content provides less compaction and much better coverage. Additionally, nearly 40% of the snow we received so far this season came in early to mid-November, and much of it melted following a subsequent warm-up.

Our snowmaking efforts have also been hindered this early season mainly due to the  ongoing drought conditions in Utah, particularly in southern Utah. This past summer was possibly the driest summer on record in southern Utah, and as a result, we have not had the same amount of water available to us for snowmaking as compared to prior years. A recent mechanical problem with the Town’s water delivery system has also had a negative impact.

We will continue to diligently make snow as conditions and water availability permit, and with any luck, Mother Nature will assist us soon in our efforts. In the meantime, we sincerely appreciate your patience and patronage. We will continue to keep everyone updated with lift and terrain openings.

All of us here at Brian Head Resort would like to wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!