Brian Head Ski Resort is one of the best destinations for winter sports enthusiasts in the state of Oregon. Serious skiers and snowboarders of all stripes know that Utah is one of the prime locations for these sports. The athletes of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City would be able to tell you just how intense many of these mountains and runs are. Brian Head Utah enjoys a lovely location in the heart of what is known as the Grand Circle of National Parks. These include Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. The views of the forests, rock spires, canyons, and snowy mountains and valleys make for an absolutely majestic experience at the Brian Head Ski Area. Once you are over gawking at all of the breathtaking scenery all around you, you will be able to get down to business and check out these amazing runs.
Because the Brian Head Ski Resort is located near the southern tip of the mountains in Utah, the cold Arctic winds from the north mix with the moist air that originated over the Pacific Ocean to create around 400 inches of powdery, perfectly fluffy snow annually. It is for this reason that the snow in Utah is often some of the best snow anywhere on the planet. Brian Head Utah can also claim the distinction of having the highest base elevation in the state at over 9,600 feet. You will be able to enjoy incredible skiing and snowboarding as well as other activities such as tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing from mid-November through mid-April. There are plenty of Brian Head hotels and restaurants for any people wishing to make a full ski vacation out of their trip to this alluring destination in the heart of Utah.
The mountains that comprise the Brian Head Ski Resort are a sight to behold. Brian Head Peak reaches over 11,300 feet and Navajo Peak tops out at over 10,300. You will find 65 ski trails that are spread out over 650 acres of skiable terrain. There are plenty of lifts so you will not have to wait in line for long to get up to the runs. Twenty percent of the runs are designated for beginners and the rest are split up evenly between intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. There are also four terrain parks at Brian Head Utah where both boarders and skiers are welcome to try their hand with some intense courses and tricks.
In fact, there are a variety of accommodations located in the town of Brian Head, including bed and breakfasts, luxury rentals including condominiums and chalets, lodges and inns, and a nice selection of Brian Head hotels. The Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa and the Chalet Village are two wonderful options for on-site accommodations that feature a range of amenities, from swimming pool and spa services, to dining, wireless Internet access, 24-hour reception, and much more.
Finding Brian Head hotels and nearby restaurants and entertainment will not be a problem at all, and there is a variety of places to eat and have a drink right at the resort. You can also take lessons and rent all kinds of ski equipment at Brian Head.
Brian Head is one of the best places to ski in Utah, but this state has many great places to enjoy snow sports. Other great options include Park City, Snowbird, and Solitude.