Mountain Policies

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

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.

MOUNTAIN CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

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.

COLLISIONS

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.

LIFT SAFETY

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.

SLOW ZONES

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.

SIGNAGE

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.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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

HELMET USAGE

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.

IN CASE OF INJURY

  • 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.

CAUTION

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.